Question about Gateway 400SD4 Notebook
My fiancee dropped the laptop while the ac/dc adapter was plugged in. When she picked it up the battery power was running and the adapter would no longer work. I need to know how to disassemble the notebook so that I can reach the dc jack? I removed all screws and got the front part of the notebook loose but could not disconnect it from the back by the dc jack.
You can download a .pdf service manual from here: http://www.eserviceinfo.com/fulltext.php?search_ft=400sd4 It is a multi-part download so make sure you get all four parts to the manual before you try to open it. (if you need WinRAR to unzip the files you can get a demo at download.com) The service manual has instructions and photos on how to disassemble your laptop. Good Luck, El Duderino
Posted on Nov 16, 2006
If you're out of warranty, somebody has to open the Laptop and replace the part. The dc-jack replacement part is available on ebay. Here's a repair guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services.
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
For the most part now a days it would be considered junk with the price of computers. There are a few different fixes that can be done but unless you are really good at fixing computers yourself or can find some one cheap it will probablly cost a couple of hundred dollars to fix the jack issue. Either a new mother boad would need to be put into the computer or you can have the part or a new part resoldered on to the existing motherboard which will be a little cheaper but not by much. Good luck and I hope this helped
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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