Question about Gateway W35044LB W35052LB SQU-715 SQU-719 by Level 8 Technology

1 Answer

My charger port does not work. The charger works but I get no power into the laptop therefore the laptop cannot turn on. How much will it cost to replace the charger port or motherboard?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Gateway Master
  • 32,281 Answers

Whenyou connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED lightup? If not then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's powersocket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DCplug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltageshould be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on thebottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that isprinted on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the adapter is OK thenconnect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/batterycharging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's powersocket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position thisLED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a drysolder joint where it is connected to the motherboard. This can be repaired but itrequires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket andrepair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My daughter's Dell Latitude E5500 won't charge. If I plug her charger into my exactly the same model - works fine. The moment the power lead touches her input port, the light goes off and then the cha

1. Does YOUR charger work on her computer? If yes, you need to replace her charger.

2. If YOUR charger doesn't work on her computer, then the problem is most likely a broken power jack (or a "cold solder joint" on the power jack). The power jack is mounted directly on the motherboard, therefore the entire computer needs to be disassembled to repair it. Here's a link to a YouTube video showing this repair:

Best of Luck!

Oct 11, 2014 | Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

1 Answer

Won't turn on

Please check the following :
- Is the battery inserted correctly? (Try removing it and putting it back)
- Is the charger working? (Plug the charger cable into the laptop, see if the light that shows when it's charging is flashing. ) If not, Either your charger is not working, or the DC jack on your laptop needs to be replaced.
-If you have or can find another laptop with the same power jack, try your laptops charger on it to see whether or not it works. If it charges the other laptop, your charger is fine, and the DC jack on your laptop is broken and needs to be replaced. Please go to your nearest PC repair shop and tell them this. The actual part that needs to be replaced will only cost ~$2-$5 online; but they will likely add on ~$50-75 for labor.
-If it doesn't charge a different laptop with the same connector, your charger is not working, and you'll need to replace it. These cost a maximum of $20 online in most cases.
-There is a possibility in some laptops that your battery has malfunctioned, and the laptop won't power on without a working battery. The chances of this however are very slim; most laptops don't do this.

Dec 22, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The ac port in my dell inspiron is broken so the charger pin isn't connecting to it and the laptop wont turn on because the battery is dead and i cant bother to buy a new solder cause im not from

A) You don't want to take the laptop apart.

B) You don't have the money to have it repaired.

C) Keep going like you are with fiddling with it, and you'll smoke the AC adapter (Charger), and Power MOSFET's on the motherboard.

What !O_O! sort of 'miracle cure' are you expecting?

If you wish to correctly repair the laptop, this is the place.

Rig it so it works temporarily, and maybe permanently damages it?

Suggest go to another website.

Charger Board

You're going to need one of these, and connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source,

Doesn't have to be from that store. It's just an example.
Average cost is $3 to $6.

Need guidance? I'm right here. Post back in a Comment.
I'll step by step you through it.


Mar 01, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 15 1545 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer laptop 5551 wont charge

The solution to your problem lies in one of the following three areas:

1.) Your charger is faulty and is therefore not able to pass power to your laptops battery.

2.) The charging connector on the laptop has come loose from the contacts. Therefore a bad connection.

3.) Your battery is faulty.

I think possibility 2 is the most likely, although you will have to test possibility 3 by removing the battery and plugging in your charger and seeing if the laptop powers on.If it does power on then that rules out possibility 1 and 2 leaving a faulty battery.

Replacement Acer Aspire 5551 AC Adapter 65Watt 19V 3.42A

Feb 17, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Problem with PC Laptops Hp g56 charger port is not working had to fiddle with it to get a connection and how not working at all

Your laptop port for the charger is either malfunctioning or is loose on the inside, which is causing it to only charge when you hold in a certain way (probably by putting a lot of pressure on it). If you still have a warranty then send it to them to fix. If not then it might cost you a little money to either get it fixed or replaced.

Jan 26, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

DV7 did not working from fully gharged battery

Hello. There is a hardware failure with the laptop not the AC charger. AC chargers have some range of protections of their own. If the power requirements of the laptop are bigger then what the charger can handle, the charger will turn off. Also other parameters can bring the charger offline. In your case, you have a problem with a small chip, the battery charge controller unit, which regulates the amount of current required to propperly charge the battery. When this thing fails, the charging requirements for the battery are reported rong and the AC charger is forced to give more power then necesary. This results in disconnection of the AC charger ( an internal fail safe of the
AC charger) and the laptop to swich back to battery power. When the laptop is turned off, it can charge the battery because the power requirements are low, having all processor, main board, hard disk etc turned off. Therefore the AC charger can handle the load. However you will need to have it checked by a service center as it is a hardware fault. Both AC charger and laptop needs that check.
The charge controll circuit needs to be replaced probably. It will be a somewhat expensive repair. Don't buy any other battery untill you have the laptop checked.

Replacement HP Pavilion DV7 Smart AC Adapter 90Watt 19V 4.74A

Nov 25, 2012 | HP Pavilion dv7-1130us laptop

1 Answer

Charger is plugged in but when i switch on, orange light flashes then stops but laptop wont come on

the issue might be with the charger which is not supplying power or is with the charger port in the laptop itself,it might be loose or it might be completely broken...try with different working charger which is working for another same kind o laptop if you can if it turns on the laptop replace or repair the charger..if the other charger also don't work it should be the port take it to the hp store to get it repaired...
hope it works

Oct 02, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

1 Answer

I have a dell laptop and applied for extra waranty after it ran out i paid over£100 buthave had new screen and keypad fan of which i am grateful but the port hole for my charger is not working...

I have had a problem like this before, it turned out not to be the power port but the actual power lead, the small connecter on the end of the power cable was faulty therefore instead of taking the laptop apart to resolder the power port i replaced the power lead and it worked fine, if you plug the power connecter into the power port and give it a wiggle on the wire not the connecter and it does the same thing then the lead is the problem not the power port. And changing the lead will repair the problem. hope that this helps.

Feb 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic for PC

2 Answers

640 GB WD element hard drive has no power

Try it on a different USB port or on a different computer - is this hard drive powered via a mains cable ? If so is that plugged in and switched on as well ?
Also does the hard drive have an on off switch at the back or on it anywhere that needs turning on ?
Does this hard drive have a firewire port or another way of connecting to it ?

Apr 10, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway W35044LB W35052LB SQU-715 SQU-719 by Level 8 Technology Logo

180 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides