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Gateway 5350 solo laptop

I am trying to remove the case from the 5350. I believe that the dc power connector has gone bad, (it wiggles when you plug the ac cord in). I can get all but one corner loose. What am i missing?

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Could be a bad battery, a/c adapter or DC jack on the laptop.
Remove the battery and plug in the A/C and try to power on. If it comes on try to gently wiggle the plug where it meets the laptop. If it stays on then it's most likely a bad battery. If it shuts off when you wiggle it then the dc jack is bad. If none of these. Try gently wiggling the plug and tapping the power. If you get nothing at all it's probably the a/c adapter. If it comes on briefly then it's the dc jack

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Did you check the DC Jack where the Power Cord plugs into the laptop? If it is bad (wiggly or loose) then the laptop will not power on. Take an ink pen and put it where the power cord would plug into the laptop and see if the jack wiggles or is broken. If so, that's your problem.

The old power cord might be some good if the problem is with the DC Power Jack.

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1. With the power adapter disconnected, do you have a power light? This would indicate the adapter is good and the plug is questionable.

2. Check your power adapter output with a multi-meter.(be sure to wiggle the wires around) If the power fluctuates, replace the plug.

3. If the power is solid, replace the motherboard connector.

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Could be a combination of things.

1) Battery is low. Not enough power to turn the laptop on.
Caused by;

2) AC adapter has a plug on the end of the cable. The plug plugs into a DC Power Jack on the laptop.

The DC Power Jack is bad.

2a) The DC Power Jack has a bad connection to the motherboard, (Cracked solder joints), and/or the jack itself is bad.

2b) Center Pin is loose in the jack's mount.
The back of the Center Pin where it mounts has become loose.

2c) The plastic body of the jack, which composes the jack's case, is cracked. This allows movement of the Center Pin.

2b, and 2c cause a bad connection with the AC adapter plug.

No charge to the Battery, no power to the laptop.

[ If this is the case the DC Power Jack needs to be resoldered to the motherboard. The cracked solder joints need to be re-melted, (Reflowed)
Entire laptop needs to be disassembled down to the bare motherboard in your hand.
(No Processor, Ram Memory, or any adapter cards mounted to the motherboard. Nada)

The DC Power jack needs to be replaced.
This entails disassembling the entire laptop, down to just the motherboard in your hand. (Same as above)

The old DC Power Jack is de-soldered, and a new one soldered in place.

Very FEW computer repair shops have the necessary skill level.
They just want to replace the entire motherboard.
IF one is available.
More Ka-Ching for them also. ]

3) The AC adapter is bad.
Not providing power to the laptop, to charge the Battery, nor give power to the laptop without the Battery.

AC adapter cord from adapter to plug, which plugs into the laptop, (DC Power Jack), may have a break in it.

May be an intermittent contact provided by wiggling the cord.
If this is the case the wires have stretched, and broken.
Wiggling causes the wires to briefly touch, and make contact.

Where this cord meets the plug itself. A lot of times there is a break in the wires in this area.

Solution is to replace the AC adapter. There are universal AC adapters you can buy, or perhaps Gateway still has some for sale.

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