Re: power jack repalcement Gateway 7330GZ Notebook
You have options....#1 send it out to gateway for an arm and a leg...(i have the same model and had the same problem), #2 find a local computer repair store...they will most likely charge about 30 for the part.(that's what i was charged + 60 an hour for labor took 2 hours...) or #3 do it yourself, if you can solder then i can talk you through most of the dis assembly..plus you can get the part remarkably cheaper
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You need to replace the motherboard. This may not be a cost effective solution. It may be better to put your money towards a new laptop which will be faster and most likely slightly more than the cost of repairing the Gateway. You can remove the hard disk from the Gateway and put it into an USB hard drive adapter case and then use it as an external USB hard drive for backups and data transfer.
Try another 19volts adapter. If problem still the same and the laptop not powering-on, there's something wrong with the motherboard circuit and not the DC JACK cause it indicates that you connect an adapter.
Those cables are custom made for each manufacturer and model. The only place to get a replacement (other than buy a junker on ebay) is from the manufacturer. The plastic pieces are another matter. They are standard connectors and you can buy them from Digikey or Mouser. Soldering them in place is not for a novice. You need a proper soldering iron, desoldering tool, very fine solder and a lot of patience and skill.