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I've had the same problem with my laptop. Have you figured out how to fix your problem? Two repair guys have told me that I need to replace the motherboard. One even mentioned resoldering the power port, socket, whatever it's called. But for one of his customers, that only fixed the problem for a couple of months! Who knows!!
Because the power jack is soldered directly to the motherboard, side to side stress on the plug over time damages more than the solder joint, it also loosens the little copper sleeve that lines the hole in the motherboard. Simply resoldering the joint only cures the problem for a month or so. You must remove the plug, wrap and then solder a thin piece of wire clipped from a small resisitor lead to the base of the center pin connector leg (the one to the back of the jack) and pull through the board with the leg. Then the extra wire is bent over like a hook and coiled around the spot -- squashed flat. then the coiled extra wire acts as an added anchor when soldered (hooking the power jack connector to the board.) this joint will survive like or even better than new. Not doing this added step gaurantees you joint repair will fail not long after it is made.
Posted on May 17, 2010
My MX6453 has been having the same problem with the power cord. I had to pull the cord and place my laptop on it to get power to it eventually that stopped working now I have a clamp on the power cord pressing it into the socket.
Oh and my battery lasts only 30 min.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
I had a Gateway MA3 with a loose power connection, and I sent it to Comprehensive Computing in Virginia. They did DC jack repair on it for about $100. I guess they soldered a new power jack on it. Anyway, it's running great now...good as new! Here's a link to their web site: http://comprehensivecomputing.net/laptop_power_jack_repair.htm if you want to check it out.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Overheating issues are a major cause of laptop motherboard failure. The thing is that once you start getting symptoms of overheating such as laptop shutting down or blue screens of death you need to do some maintenance. Main thing to check is to make sure your fan is working properly. Take some compressed air and blow out the fan and vents. Over time lint and other things build up and block them from proper ventilation.
Also have someone check the cpu and heatsink contact area. If these do
not do it then check these guys out they can help. www.orangecountycomputerexperts.com
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
I've been having a the same problem for a while now. From what I can figure out, it's one of two problems:
1. the power converter (power cord) is worn out. The connector on this device has a little wire which, when placed in the power jack of the laptop, provides power to the computer. This part can wear out from use and heat, causing that metal wire to bend and lose connection with the power jack. The other possiblity is;
2. the power jack, which connects your power cord to the motherboard, is fried and needs to be replaced. Due to overheating, this is a fairly common problem. Unfortunately, it only seems to become more frequent with the age of the laptop.
Both of these are fairly common problems with all laptops (not just the MX6453 or MA3. It is possibly one of the most frustrating things about laptops and reason enough to switch over to apple (which uses a system of magnets to hold the powercord to the power jack). Excuse the venting but having your laptops consistantly fail after exactly 3 years is a little frustrating
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
I HAVE GATEWAY MA3 LAPTOP .IT IS POWER ON BUT NO DISPLAY PLS GIVE ME A SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
HELLO HERE IS YOUR SOLUTION TO THE ABOVE PROBLEM, IT IS WAY MORE CHEAPER TO BUY A NEW LAPTOP THEN TO FIX YOUR GATEWAY, I HAD SAME PROBLEMS WITH IT, THE MA3 AND THE MA7 WAS ONLY INTENDED TO LAST YOU 9 MONTHS WHEN THEY WERE BUILT.. I JUST RECENTLY WENT THROUGH 15 MOTHER BOARDS FOR A MA3,, AND THATS THAT THE MONITER WAS BRAND NEW. AND ALL THE BOARDS I TRYED WERE BRAND NEW, THEY ALL SHORTED OUT. I PAID 150.00 FOR EACH MOTHER BOARD. JUST THINK WITH 150.00 YOU COULD BUY A GOOD USED LAPTOP , BUT I RECOMMEND THAT YOU STAY AWAY FROM GATEWAY. THE WEBMASTER.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
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Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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