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Power problem I seems as though the power pin on the motherboard on my ze5185 is 'broken'. We can't get AC power at all...only battery power. Is this something that can be fixed or should we just replace the motherboard? Is replacing a motherboard as easy as just taking out the old one and putting in a new one?

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  • Tall ndn guy Jun 05, 2008

    The power port looks like it's been smashed? What is the part number for a new motherboard?

  • danbandomir Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with the power connector, I have the laptop apart in 100 pcs. How can I get the power connector part?

  • PC crazy Dec 15, 2008

    My pin broke off after the adapter was overheated and when removed the plug melted around then pin and it broke off.

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Can you take a volt meter and test the ac adapter?, you can check the bottom of the power jack on the motherboard see if it has a solder joints are cracked.
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If you are sure about Power pin is broken an expert technician can assist to get it fixed [instead of replacing the mother board]

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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.

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

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http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/For-Gateway-MX6920-DC-Power-Jack-GW51425.html

[ 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)
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OR,
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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.
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IF one is available.
More Ka-Ching for them also. ]

3) The AC adapter is bad.
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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.
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Where this cord meets the plug itself. A lot of times there is a break in the wires in this area.

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