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Broken AC Jack on Gateway 4530

Do you have a site for the repair manual to remove/fix the ac jack?

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Try to buy yourself a new charger. buya a universal one. you cand find on the internet with a cheap price. it has a variety of ac jacks and you can use it on various laptops

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Try to contact gateway at one of the ff nos.

  • Home/Home Office Direct (For products purchased directly from Gateway on or after Jan. 1, 2005): (800) 846-2301
  • Home/Home Office Direct/Professional Direct (For products purchased directly from Gateway before Jan. 1, 2005): (800) 846-2301
  • Gateway Retail (Gateway products purchased from any vendor other than Gateway): (408) 273-0808

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