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Gateway Cx2610 I have a Gateway Cx2610 that the power jack is not working at all. There is no other way to charge the battery. I took it to a technician and he said I have to buy a new motherboard to fix the power jack. I wonder if anyone know if there is external battery charger for the laptop or how will i fix this problem without changing the motherboard Thanks Honest

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  • Xgm032 Nov 21, 2007

    I have the same problem with my son's laptop... power charger stopped working. I'm in the process of trying to buy a replacement charger, but it sounds as if the problem may be the DC jack? This is less than a year old, is it covered under mfg warranty?

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    I have a 1 year old (warranty just expired) Gateway notebook computer that will not charge also. The battery is completely dead now. I called Gateway and got a new AC adapter/charge cord. Of course, they told me this would fix the problem.

    I received the new power cord and guess what - IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. I know it has something to do with laptop itself because the notebook was charging sometimes and not others before it completely stopped (like a part was going out). GATEWAY IS NO HELP AT ALL and I would never buy another one of their computers. Can anyone email and let me know how to fix this problem. I am wondering if it would be cheaper to just purchase a new computer. email is [email protected]

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I had a problem with my charger and I tried to repair it but in one of test I think used "+" and "-" current wires in false order and after that my laptop does not work with any charger and I think its power chip damaged
    does it?
    does it embedd on motherboard or it is external and I can change it?a


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I also have a cx2610 but mine works most of the time, if your good with a soldering iron the points on it might be broke and they are quite easy to resolder

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Hi, There is another solution. You can have the DC Jack repaired. This is a very common job. The person who told you that you need a new motherboard obviously has no experience with repairing Laptops. M

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You DO NOT need to replace the motherboard. Laptop jack can be replaced. This place can do it for you, you ship your laptop to them, they replace your jack, then send it back. It costs $99. A lot cheaper than a new motherboard! And so you know, I am not affiliated with them in any way.

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