Question about Gateway Solo 5300 Notebook
It is plugged in, but the green light keeps going off and the pop up appears "switch to a power cord."
if I jiggle the power cord, sometimes i can get the green light to stay on, but for only about 5 minutes, then it starts blinking again and eventually disappears.
could there be a problem with the part that plugs in to the laptop?
The jack or AC power pin can be fixed yourself if you're up to it. The part is usually under $10. I've done three (2 Fujitsu' and a Sony. Take your time when you take it apart and take pictures of the disassembly. They will com in very handy when you start to put it all back together again. When you get it fixed invest in a proper cable retention device so the AC power pin doesn't get damaged again. This short Chris Pirillo Video talks about CRDs on laptops.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
It sounds like you've either got a faulty power supply, or a fault power jack (the jack is what your power supply actually plugs into on your laptop and is prone to coming loose). Usually you'll be looking at around £100 for a new jack, and depending on where you get it, anywhere from £50 for a new power supply.
Posted on May 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Check your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs
into the compute. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the
jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to
take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the
motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
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