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I accidentally dropped my Gateway laptop and I guess it broke the internal part where you plug the charger into it. The computer itself works fine and the charger worked for a few days as long as you held the charger cord to the side real tight but it eventually stopped charging. Do you know the name of the part I need to replace to fix my computer?

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The part is called a Power Jack, or Motherboard Power Jack.
Most service centers can resolder the connections.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009


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