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SOURCE: How to open case Toshiba Satellite L355-s7905

Hi I have the same laptop and had the same thing happen. I am not a tech, just some dude that is handy and has "messed" with hardware for a bit. So this advise is "USE AT YOUR OWN RISK", I'm not responsible for anything. Well with that said here you go.
Remove the batter for safety. As you go keep the screws separated so you don't have to remember which is which when you put it back.
Flip the laptop over and you will find about a dozen screw holes labeled F7. You need to remove all of these to open the laptop. You'll find some running along the back edge of the laptop as well.
In the battery well, you'll find some more screws labeled F4, you should remove these as well.
There is a slider screw towards the right center of the machine that helps hold the cd bay in place, you don't have to remove this one, but you can in the even that you need to move the bay to gain better access to the DC jack.
Once you remove all the screws, flip the laptop up right. Open the screen as if you were going to use it.
Along the top of the keyboard, you will see that the bezel edge has a break away section the same with as the key board.
Using a small flat head screw driver pry it open from either the left or right side, and continue unclipping it across.
This will expose four very small screws. Remove them making sure to keep them safe, as they are holding your keyboard in place. Once you remove them, slowly seperate the keyboard from the body of the laptop. You will find a flat wire connected to the mother board from the keyboard. You can use a toothpick to slowly slide out the white edge from the brown connection bridge. Once you slide the white plastic peace away from the brown the wire will come out easily. BE CAREFUL with the wire since it is very fragile
Now you should have the keyboard separated from the laptop, put it in a safe flat place and continue.
On the left side hand of the laptop body is a card slot, use it as a finger hold to gently but firmly pry the laptop open. It is held together by clips running along both side edges and the front edge. These can be a little tough to open, so apply slow gentle force till you hear them pop open.
Before you pull it apart after unclipping it, use the same method used to remove the keyboard flat wire from the mother board connection on the three connections holding the top part of the machine to the motherboard. You'll find two towards the bottom center and one at the top left corner. Play close attention to the small flat white one as this is VERY fragile and the copper flanges at the end can bend very easily.
At this point you should be able to freely separate the top half (cover) of the pc from the bottom. Exposing the insides.
You'll be able to easy work with the dc jack now, in my case it was the plastic housing of the body of the laptop that broke. I held it in place with a dab of hot glue.
If you find that the CD drive is in your way, you can remove the two small black screws on either side of its copper connector, then lift the back of the bay up of the body and slow pull it and lift towards the left.
Work backwards to put it back together.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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2b) Center Pin is loose in the jack's mount.
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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)
Entire laptop needs to be disassembled down to the bare motherboard in your hand.
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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.
They just want to replace the entire motherboard.
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.
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.

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