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3/11/09 at 1:50pm
Get a replacement part from DigiKey and replace it your self. I have personally changed DC, USB and 1394 jacks. They are all 'through-hole' not surface mount. A soldering iron, braided solder wick and electronic solder is all you need. The soldering iron needs to be rated as ESD safe. In other words, it should have no voltage at the tip when on. Remove the old solder with the wick, install new jack, then solder the contact leads.
If you are not comfortable attempting that, get the jack, disassemble the laptop and take it to a electronic repair shop. They should not charge much to de-solder the old jack and solder in the new one.
Looking at the pic, I do not think you hurt the system board.