Question about Gateway MX6438 Notebook
My DC port in my Gateway laptop model # MX6439 will not work. It is out of warranty. How much would something like this cost to fix. Also, is this something I can fix myself?
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Posted on Sep 27, 2008
To do it yourself you would need the following tools/Supplies..
1) A Desolderer or Solder Wick (desolder Braid)
3) Rosin Core Solder
4) Solder Gun
You will usually find the DC Jack has either 3 or 5 Pins that connect to the motherboard... Newer Laptops use a Plug In DC jack, which all you do is unplug the faulty jack and replace...
But I'm assuming Yours is the Onboard Pin style..
Repairing the DC Jack without replacing ::
Desolder the Pin Connections, /Clean/Resolder
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Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
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