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Laptop power adapter not working, is it that or something else?

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#1 Britskidiva


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:53 PM

Hey guys,

A couple of days ago my laptop power adapter gave out. I just bought a new universal adapter and that didn't work either. My boyfriend said to try a new battery. I don't want to keep buying different parts and not even know what the problem is in the first place. I have a Gateway, it's about 3 years old. Any help is much appreciated.

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#2 techextreme


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:13 PM

More than likely, the actual "DC jack" that is soldered to the motherboard has broken internally on your laptop.

Is it fixable: Yes. It is delicate work to replace the DC jack but it can be done.

Are there reputable persons available in your area that can do this job: That is an unknown.

Will you have to replace the motherboard for this: Unless there are other problems with the motherboard, No.

Hope this helps,

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