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DC-DC converter problem

My Gateway laptop is having dc-dc converter problem adn battery is not charging. Mine is MX6930

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You need to get the converter changed. But before you change, try a different power source

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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Can i use this lap top with plug in and not a battery?? where is the plug in?


I BELIEVE so. Some laptops require the Battery to at least be in the laptop, whether they are good, or not.
Others will allow the laptop to run off of the AC adapter (Charger), with the Battery not installed.

Gateway Support > Gateway MD26 series of Notebook PC's > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=2364


Click on the - Support Documents - tab.
(Drivers / Applications / BIOS / Patches / Support Documents / etc)

Click on - Product Views - in the list.
Click on - Left View
Power connector

This is where the AC adapter (Charger) plugs in.

Examples, (Note US and Europe have different power plug ends),

http://www.batterytech.com/products.aspx?category=ac_adapter&brand=gateway&model=MD2614U&pid=AC-1990111

[The laptop uses DC electricity. Just like the Battery it has, and flashlight batteries. DC Voltage.
The AC adapter (Charger) converts your household, or business, electricity from AC to DC.
(19 Volts DC. In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 Volts DC ]

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Gateway kav60 not charging. i have to wiggle the cord and sometimes it refuses to charge.


I guess you've got a broken laptop power dc jack or power cable.


Symptoms of a broken Laptop DC power jack:


- The laptop only operates when you hold the DC power plug in a certain direction (DC jack is broken or loose).
- The laptop only runs on battery power (no power is getting through the DC jack).
- The laptop gets no power at all.
- The laptop will not charge the battery.
- The laptop switches from AC power to battery power intermittently due to a loose or broken power jack.
- The laptop suddenly shuts off.
- The DC jack may feel loose.
- Sparks come out of the back of the laptop when you insert the power plug into the DC jack.

Apr 21, 2011 | Lifetime Gateway KAV60 Replacement Laptop...

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I have ac adapter plugged into the wall, and into the computer, the charge pack light is green, the battery is in the computer and the computer won't turn on at all


You probably have a bad or loose DC jack on the laptop:



Problem symptoms:

  1. Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  2. Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wiggle the power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  3. The battery will not get charged.
  4. When you plug AC adapter, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).


http://www.insidemylaptop.com/laptop-dc-power-jack-repair-techniques/

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Will not charge battery,have bought new battery, continues to go into not charging mode. Gateway model MA7 charger output 19.27v confirmed


If you are not getting any thing when just the charger is plugged in and either no battery or the battery is dead, but the system will run on a fully charged battery. There may be a problem with the motherboard that a DC jack replacement will not help.. some of the traces sandwiched in the mid-plain on the mother board might have corroded away and need to be bypassed .. check my blog for pictures on how this can be done. http://cegeekbook.blogspot.com/2010/07/gateway-ma7-mx6930-no-power-will-not.html

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No connection with the DC Jack on Gateway 3550GZ


It's time to take the computer to a qualified technician, for proper trouble-shooting & repair, because there are very-few "user-repairable" parts inside a laptop/notebook computer.

Jan 20, 2010 | Gateway 3550GZ Notebook

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Im trying to replace the dc jack on a gateway mx6930. I need help removing the case to get at this. You know I removed all visable screws from the case, started prying, and stoped as not to break anything....


yes you need to pull ALL parts HDD, dvd drive,....
then turn it over and pry loos the cover above the keyboard you should then be able to remove the keyboard

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Gateway ma7 will not power up


Gateway MA7s have dodgy DC sockets. Poor solder joint on +ve pin = increased resistance = lots of heat = burnt PCB around +ve pin usually shorting the +ve pin straight to ground. If you're lucky you might still be at the poor solder joint stage and the DC socket might simply need replacing and/or re-soldering. If not, it could be a burnt PCB and it's a pain to bypass the burnt areas due to how the power gets distributed around the PCB.

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Intermittent dc jack connection for Gateway mx3215


Here is how to disassemble Gateway laptop,

Here is replacement DC socket (needs soldering),

Here is DC board (no need soldering, but expensive).

Hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2009 | Gateway MX3215 Notebook

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Cx2620 gateway wont turn on


Possibly Need a New DC Jack In Your Laptop... the DC JAck Is The Port Where Your AC Adapter Plugs Into...

Though You SHould as well Check For Proper Power To Your CHarger Cord.. Not all AC Cords That Have Their Lights On Are Able To Charge...

To CHeck If It's The DC Jack... Remove Your Battery..... Plug In the AC Adapter Cord... Power On... If You Get No Lights/ No Power/ No Fans Etc..... It's Your DC Jack

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Gateway M3A laptop DC power connector problem


You have 2 choices.. One : You can Desolder the DC Power Jack from the mainboard, clean the pins and connections on the board, then Resolder the DC Power jack back on. Or TWO: purchase a new DC Power Jack and Remove old one / replace with new one.. This will fix your Laptop Power problem..

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