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Working on Gateway MX6454 when battery was getting low. Went to plug electrical cord to AC pin of computer. When plugging the cord to the laptop there were sparks coming from the laptop electrical pin when the connection was made.

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Have your adapter checked it may be faulty. BTW, the dc pin of the adapter is the one that plugs to your laptop.

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2) AC adapter has a plug on the end of the cable. The plug plugs into a DC Power Jack on the laptop.

The DC Power Jack is bad.

2a) The DC Power Jack has a bad connection to the motherboard, (Cracked solder joints), and/or the jack itself is bad.

2b) Center Pin is loose in the jack's mount.
The back of the Center Pin where it mounts has become loose.

2c) The plastic body of the jack, which composes the jack's case, is cracked. This allows movement of the Center Pin.

2b, and 2c cause a bad connection with the AC adapter plug.

No charge to the Battery, no power to the laptop.

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/For-Gateway-MX6920-DC-Power-Jack-GW51425.html

[ If this is the case the DC Power Jack needs to be resoldered to the motherboard. The cracked solder joints need to be re-melted, (Reflowed)
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Where this cord meets the plug itself. A lot of times there is a break in the wires in this area.

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