Hi everyone , I had to wait a bit before I attempted to repair the audio jack on my cq56, but I finally got around to it, First of all the replacement jack I ordered from pchub..com was not exactly the same as the jack originally on the pcb. the pins were reversed and the thickness was shorter, I will show you in pics. Also the anchors were in the wrong place so what I did was just remove the metal sheild/housing and will not use the anchors. If I tried to solder the jack in the same oriantation as the original the pins would not matach up.The jack has 6 pins in total, with 5 verical and 1 horizontal, there are 3 vertical, then 1 horizontal, and then 2 vertical again. The only way to make it fit was to flip the replacemnt audio jack upside down, now the pins lineup. Once soldered on the replacement audio jack was pretty sturdy, I thought I messed up because 2 pins seemed to be soldered togheter and no matter what I did I could not remove the solder. But I put everything back together and to my surprise everything worked. I got headphone jack working again. If you look on the final picture you can see that the replacemnt jack is a little more recessed then the original but it has no affect on sound. So if anyone has a problem with the audio jack breeaking and you know how to use a soldering iron just order the jack in post 3 and solder it on. If anyone wants to attempt this and need any questions answered let me know.
BTW. Still have not received the sd card reader I am going to attempt to solder on to the cq56. When I do I will post an update and let you know how it went.
As for hdmi still have not found a suitable hdmi jack.