Question about PC Laptops
How do I replace the DC jack
Do Not Attemp to Replace the Jack Unless You Have Experience with Soldering... The Original DC Jack Must First Be Desoldered and Removed... You Need A Desoldering Pump or Solder Wick (braid) To Remove the Old Solder From The Jack Post Pins..... DO NOT ATTEMP TO RIP OUT THE OLD JACK!!!!! You Will Pull The Contact rings from the center of the motherboard out and render the motherboard useless...
Slowly and carefully Unsolder the dc jack, Remove it and Clean the board.... Very Important to Clean the Motherboard after desoldering the old jack.... You Must Remove all old Flux...
Then Apply a light layer of fresh solder to all the contacts on the motherboard....
Apply Flux paste to the New DC Jack Pins and a light amount onto the contacts on the motherboard....
Insert the new DC JAck Into The Slots and Apply Solder to all points on the underside of the motherboard....
Flip The Motherboard Back Over, To THe Side Where THe DC Jack Is,, and Apply Flux then a light amount of Solder To The Side Pins and Back Power Pins ...
Then Clean the Motherboard off again using an Electronics grade circuit board cleaner (found at radio shack) or a tiny amount of denatured alcohol applied to a paper towel .. THe Purpose is to remove any remaining Flux..... as this will just deteriorate the New Solder over time unless cleaned off...
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Here is the direct link for downloading the manual that will walk you through the procedure you wanna pursue.. It's gateway's original manual n hope you get some idea about how to open up ur laptop
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
you have to strip down the laptop so you can access the underside of the motherbord then you need to desolder the solderd connectors and remove the DC jack
then put the new DC jack in its place and solder back in place
please note this is quiet a big job and requires knowlage of laptops
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
While I am not familiar with this particular model, most Toshiba laptops I have encountered have the DC jack soldered to the motherboard. If it has become disconnected, then reconnecting it is quite possible, but does require some skill. If you do not already have experience with soldering and/or PC repair, I would suggest asking a friend or family member who does.
In addition, if the laptop is still under warranty, I would speak to Toshiba support, as this problem is sometimes covered. Just back up your data first!
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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