Gateway MX6448 Notebook, Problem with sc adapter to labtop
I am having a problem with my labtop staying on.At first I thought it was just the ac adapter so, i bought a new one. It worked for a month and it is now not working. I have to put the cord into the computer and hold it up a little in order to get the pink light to come on. I know i need a new battery but can't afford it right now. Any ideas why i can't get it to stay on? Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? I tried to take the whole computer apart and couldn't get the bottom to come off. I took all the screws out and the black part still would not come off. I thought maybe where the ac plugs in had been pushed back but i couldn't get to it. I'm out of ideas! :/
Re: Gateway MX6448 Notebook, Problem with sc adapter to...
Definitely sounds like you have an issue with your DC jack and it needs to be replaced/re-soldered. You can have this service done for you for probably around the $99 (USD) mark. Just Google your laptop model and "dc jack repair" and you'll get results.
As far as getting your board out, I would definitely look for more screws that actually go through the motherboard into the bottom of the case. Some are even hidden under the silver lining that is visible when looking at the motherboard.
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it looks like the battery is already defective. try to remove the battery and use only the ac adapter. if your computer works fine using only the ac adapter, then the battery is already degraded and needs to be replaced.
You can try these and if they do not work, I can only suggest that you get on your support site and chat with a technician to see if they have windows 7 drivers for your notebook that are not posted on their support site.
i thibk the charger head went out thats what happend to my gateway just cut the part of the charger that goes into the computer (if its not the prob u can fix it back later) cut it open and see if any of the wire has broke off if so use a soutering iron (i dont know how to sourtering)
and some souter and souter it back on thats the best i can help
ps i done this to my gateway labtop and it worked fine
Usually there is a plastic cover that snaps off right about the keyboard that covers the hinges. It is sometimes screwed from the bottom of the notebook thought. Once that is removed you should have a clearer view of what needs to be done. Sometimes there is a few screws from the bottom or back of the system that hold the hinges and sometimes the screws are on top of the hinges. You should also see all the cables that go from the screen to the system, unplug those. Hopefully that is all you need to do, but sometimes you have to remove the keyboard and palmrest to get the screen off. Good Luck!
You know I had a problem like that at sometime back and I found that the CPU unit had come loose I dont how but it did so I pust it back in solid and away everything went. Cost nothing to try just you ego......goodluck