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Hey i need to purchase a gateway nv53 power board,cable,spring & button cover. I would like where can i purchase it & where to get it fixed.


From a quick search edrence89,

http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7564

http://cgi.ebay.com/GATEWAY-NV52-NV53-NV54-SERIES-POWER-BUTTON-BOARD-/110641410161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0


Pictorial disassembly of a Gateway NV53 series Notebook PC,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-gateway-nv-series-laptop-fix-power-jack/

[The Gateway NV5302u is part of the Gateway NV53 series, just as your NV5378u is.
The heading is for replacing the DC Power Jack, but I thought the pictorial guide may come in handy ]

Free Service Manual for the Gateway NV53 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-gateway


Drop down to the second line in the first paragraph, and click on NV53.
This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 17, 2011 | Gateway NV5378u Notebook

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If I need to repair or replace my gateway mx6448 motherboard, which is most cost-efficient: to repair or replace? How would I know the difference? I am not an expert, but can I do this repair or...


Depends on what is wrong. Is it the DC Power Jack? The jack you plug the AC adapter (Charger) into?
Average cost is around $100 for a DC Power Jack replacement. (It's labor intensive, but the jack itself usually runs around $8 to $14 )

Most computer 'repair' shops do not have the skills required to perform this procedure.
The easy way is to just replace the motherboard. (Also more Ka-ching in the pocket)

Just a typical DC Power Jack replacement,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/06/dc-power-jack-repair-guide/

Disassembling a Gateway MX 6000 series laptop,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-gateway-mx-model-ma2a-series-laptop/


Some designs of the motherboard, have the DC Power Jack mounted in an area on the motherboard, that DC Power Jack failure is a reoccurring failure.
The motherboard cracks in the area the DC Power Jack is mounted. (Breaking the circuit traces)
In this instance it's better to replace the motherboard. Of course it's going to fail later on.

Your question: "Can you replace the motherboard?"
I have confidence in you, I believe you can.
Doesn't take a rocket scientist, but does require patience.

1) Remove ALL Power to the laptop. AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) It would behoove you to buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap. (Electro Static Discharge)
Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source.
I connect to the metal frame of an empty desktop computer case.
(Average cost is around $3 to $8. Look online for reference. Visit computer repair shops, and stores like Radio Shack for purchase)

Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer. Especially a Processor.
With wearing an ESD wrist strap, and connecting to a good ground source, your laptop is safe.

3) There may be as many as 60+ screws. There may be 12, or more different types of screws. DO NOT mix them up! Use a multi-compartment container, and label the compartments for the area the screws came out of.
You can use a clean egg container, (Or two) in a pinch. label each egg holder.

4) You may want to take photos, and make notes as you disassemble. Makes a real handy guide for reassembling. Also nice to have if you get interrupted in the middle.

Obtaining a motherboard:
You might check Ebay. Sounds like advertising, but it isn't. Just one of my sources.
Also check Laptops for Parts on Ebay.
Some sell a laptop that has a broken LCD screen as the only fault.

Post questions in a Comment.

This is what the motherboard looks like, (Gateway Support),

http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/BladeK8F/4001199R/4001199Rmv.shtml

Oct 13, 2010 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Repair DC Jack in a Toshiba Satellite P15-S420 Laptop


Follow the link below, it is an illustrated guide to the disassembly of the P15. Pages can be changed at the bottom of each page shown. Just copy and paste the link into your web browser's address bar.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p15/removing-motherboard-1.htm

Aug 02, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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How can I change or repair the DC Jack on an IBM ThinkPad T42?


You have to completely disassemble the whole laptop in order to get to the motherboard & actually remove the original soldering to remove the DC power jack from the motherboard. One thing you need is the right tools (Screwdriver) and the soldering gun.

Google & research a guide for disassembling your IBM Thinkpad T42

Mar 26, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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NEED TO REPLACE THE dc CONNECTOR ON A MA7 GATEWAY LAPTOP


You will need to First Order/Receive a New Replacement DC Jack...
Then The Laptop Needs To Be Disassembled Down To The Motherboard.. let me know if you need full instructions on the steps involved in the DC Jack Repair..

Nov 24, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Have a gateway md2614u laptop. need to change the power coupling on the moterboard. can't seam to detach the cover.all screws and hd, cd, mem, cpufan, are out and screws on vga adpt.


I searched gateway's website but they're pretty tight lipped about their service guides. I did find this link to some pdf files, even though it's not your exact model, you might find some useful info there. Hope this helps and good luck. If I 'fixed ya' please rate me.Thanks.-jmattes ( just copy and paste the link into your browser) http://tim.id.au/laptops/gateway/

Oct 26, 2009 | Gateway MD2614u Notebook

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Intermittent dc jack connection for Gateway mx3215


Here is how to disassemble Gateway laptop,

Here is replacement DC socket (needs soldering),

Here is DC board (no need soldering, but expensive).

Hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2009 | Gateway MX3215 Notebook

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Power Cord Slot Repair for a Gateway ML6230


First Of All.... STOP WIGGLING IT!!!!!!!!

WHat Your Doing is Shorting Out The DC JAck And Causing Further Damage Every Time You Wiggle It For A Connection....
Which Could End Up Ruining Your Motherboard....

Your Problem Is The DC Jack You Need To Have Yours Replaced... THis Involves Complete Disassembly Of the Laptop Down To The Motherboard, Then The Old-Bad DC Jack Needs To Be Desoldered and removed and a new one Soldered Into Place....


http://www.ifixlaptops.com

Nov 18, 2008 | Gateway ML6230 Notebook

2 Answers

Gateway mt6707


This link shows you step by step with PICTURES and awesome instructions how to completely disassemble and repair keyboard, motherboard, dc power jack and more.
There are links within the instructions for other repairs.

AWESOME site and AWESOME instructions!!!!

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-gateway-nx570x-laptop-disassembly-guide/

May 21, 2008 | Gateway MT6707 Notebook PC

3 Answers

Broken dc jack on gateway 400sd4, need to disassemble


You can download a .pdf service manual from here: http://www.eserviceinfo.com/fulltext.php?search_ft=400sd4 It is a multi-part download so make sure you get all four parts to the manual before you try to open it. (if you need WinRAR to unzip the files you can get a demo at download.com) The service manual has instructions and photos on how to disassemble your laptop. Good Luck, El Duderino

Jun 29, 2006 | Gateway 400SD4 Notebook

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