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I have a Gateway W340UI. powercord connection

I have a Gateway W340UI. Its having a problem recognizing the power cord. What gives?

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I have a Gateway (W340UI) laptop, it was running with Windows Vista and I just converted to XP. I was able to get all ethernet working. Now, I am looking for the Video Card driver all over the places, but I am still stuck. Please help!
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This laptop has a separate piece with the power jack on it. It is notoriuos for coming loose or breaking. I suggest a new power connector assembly on ebay for $28

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When you wriggle the plug in the power socket on the laptop and the charge LED flashes and in the right position it charges, this indicates that the power socket is faulty or there is a dry solder joint on the motherboard where this power socket is attached.
To get at the power socket will require dismantling the laptop completely. A computer repair shop can do the repair, I suggest you get a quote first.

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