I was given a free laptop. It’s about 5 years old, but i7 and 8gb means it’s SIGNIFICANTLY faster than the laptop I’m currently working from (A6, 4gb, from 2011). The problem is that it’s got a broken power port.

So, I know I need to strip it down and take the mobo out (incredibly easy on the Samsung, it’s put together like a phone) and have the old port de-soldered. My question is, do I need to put the exact same port back on, or can I change to something more common?

Specs here: