My Samsung S23700D (120Hz / 3D PC Monitor; 14V / 4A) has a loose DC connector, which caused the monitor to randomly turn off. After a lot of tinkering, the middle part of it broke : in short, I have to replace the DC connector. The problem is that I can't find a replacement online nor desolder the connector.
- My idea is to directly solder on the board one end of a DC (2.5mmx5.5mm) cable, as well as replace the original male DC plug of the power source.
- My soldering iron (48W), even at max power, damages the plastic but doesn't remove the solder on the board. I don't have much practice with soldering, but the solder I usually use (tin-based) easily melts. I also thought about breaking the connector, as a last resort.
How should I proceed? All suggestions are welcome.
Note that the DC connector has a 6.1mm OD with pin center, based on the male plug. It seems to be a proprietary format.