DC Jack repair gone bad?

moegilla

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May 14, 2012
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Hey guys,
So I've done a few DC jack repairs and all was well until I just tried one on a Gateway NV54 laptop. This is the jack I purchased:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-IN-Power-Jack-for-Gateway-NV52-NV53-NV54-NV58-Series-/230789633320?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item35bc225528#ht_1568wt_1139

The leads are so small I am not sure I am getting a good connection. The other thing is with those two leads next to the positive lead, on the back of the motherboard there is a lot of solder around those 2 holes. Is this creating a bad connection or a short? When I try to solder those two leads in, it basically becomes one ball of solder, instead of two separate.

any suggestions?
Thanks
Tom