Firstly i want to mention that I am not even close to an engineer or i have absolutely no experience with electronics. Here is my case. I have an old laptop with broken power button. It is not just the button, the whole circuit for the button is broken from the motherboard. I played a little bit and I found the 2 dots(on the mother board) that i have to connect in order to turn on the laptop. Here comes the idea. I want to solder wires to the dots and then connect them to a a socket like (Mono Chassis Socket). I am not really sure if this is possible because the socket basically has 2 outputs so I want to avoid using 2 different jacks. Wait a second I forgot to mention why i want to use jacks. So, basically i want to have an external BIG button(or switch) which i will be connecting to the socket via male jack for establishing a connection between the dots. I know it is a simple thing but can you lead me in the right direction?
What socket should i use(it have to be really compact one)? Will it even work with jacks? Perhaps a different more interesting solution?