To minimise inconvenience if it fails completely, I want to get ready to repair it.
I am OK with dismantling the computer to get to the power jack, though I haven't done it yet with this one. I am not OK with soldering, but intending to do some practice.
I am guessing there is no way to wire up the battery direct to the cable to keep using the laptop in the event of failure (?) Perhaps there is some not-too-expensive appliance to use to do this (?)
My plan is: open up the laptop and view the component. Order new component if necessary. Reassemble computer. Buy soldering equipment and practice soldering. At convenient time, repair or replace as need be. This is assuming it has not yet failed.
Any comments on this?