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I have just replaced the connector and battery but my laptop won't come on. It briefly came on and made a popping sound and went off

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  • Bernadine Cook May 05, 2010

    I have had it about 2.5 years. The new connector fits really loose and if I barely move the computer it comes off. What about the popping sound. I thought something might have burned out.

  • Bernadine Cook May 05, 2010

    The laptop model is an M-6307

  • Bernadine Cook May 05, 2010

    No I replaced the adapter like the one that came with it. Everything was replaced with gateway parts.

  • Bernadine Cook May 05, 2010

    Thank you very much, you have been very helpful.

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Either the connector wasn't installed properly or there is problem with the charging circuitry itself and you may need a whole new board. What is the model of the laptop and how long have you owned it? How long have you had this problem? What happens if you charge the battery itself w/o the laptop does it work off the battery?
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Lee

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    Lee A. May 05, 2010

    Along with the previous questions I have a few more if you could answer them all it would help me better to help you. Also do you mean you replaced the AC adapter or did you replace and solder in a new DC jack as well? You may want to remove the motherboard and visually inspect it. A bad solder joint could cause the popping as well. Also with the cheap aftermarket AC adapters they usually don't plug in as well so that is normal.
    Thank you,
    Lee


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    Lee A. May 05, 2010

    Also if you haven't replaced the DC jack that would be the next thing to do. The part is only about 14$ but you would have to be pretty good at soldering so that the doing it wrong doesn't cause a lot more damage to the laptop.
    Thanks again,
    Lee


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    Lee A. May 05, 2010

    Ok,
    I am assuming your referring to the AC adapter. Then it sounds like the thing you need to have checked/replaced is the DC jack which is soldered to the board. Usually a computer tech charges around 70$ not including parts for this job. If you have any other questions let me know and please take a moment to accept/rate my solution accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Lee


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