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So after noticing my laptop would not turn on and that the power cord no longer snapped snug into the back, I decided to a little autopsy on it. after a few hours of disassembling this rubrics cube of a a notebook I found this...



It's a little black by the female connector, but i don't c any fried resistors or anything. I'm wondering if I happen to find another one of these female power connectors and solder it in place of the bad one whether you think it might make a difference.

This is from a Gateway 7320GZ Laptop.
I hear this is a common problem with this certain laptop (Yay Gateway)

and if I have no luck with that, then what in the world should I do with this sweet heatsink!
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They sell those on Ebay all the time.
Id say it can be brought back from the dead.
What laptop is that anyway?
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Gateway 7320GZ
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Thats an easy fix.

Ive down two of those on two different laptops. The connector cost like 5 bucks (or not). Give me a second Ill find a link.


http://cgi.ebay.com/OEM-REPLACEMENT-...QQcmdZViewItem

I acutally think this one looks like it will fit. Its where I got mine at both times.


http://www.wholesalelaptopbattery.co...M+GATEWAY.html

Mine came in a little plasitc housing sealed for freshness.
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ok thx, ive actually ordered one on ebay yesterday. thx for letting me know its not too hard. I was a little worried before that it could have been imposible to fix without ordering a new motherboard.
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If you find that after the re-install, it still does not work...sometimes you can find that whole PCB part intact on e-bay. A little more pricey than just the plug though. I fix this prob a lot at my shop....it is common for ppl to snap those off the PCB either by a drop, or rugged wear.
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Originally Posted by Jerrari View Post
ok thx, ive actually ordered one on ebay yesterday. thx for letting me know its not too hard. I was a little worried before that it could have been imposible to fix without ordering a new motherboard.
The hardest part was getting the old solder out. If you got one of those niffy soldering irons that have a vacuum on them then it will be easy. But I had to use a soldering iron and some copper mesh. Took maybe less than 10 minutes.

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Originally Posted by VCheeZ View Post
If you find that after the re-install, it still does not work...sometimes you can find that whole PCB part intact on e-bay. A little more pricey than just the plug though. I fix this prob a lot at my shop....it is common for ppl to snap those off the PCB either by a drop, or rugged wear.
Both my HP laptops power jacks broke just after the one year manufacture warranty. Someone somewhere told me HP uses cheap solder when soldering joints and since those power jacks takes alot of push and pull. Its bound to break sooner than expected. Its been a year+ and both of mine are still going strong.
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post #9 of 10
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well it didn't actually snap off from the solder... it actually melted the plastic that supported the jack. this was a very common thing that occurred to a lot of these certain laptops. but ill let u know how it goes as soon as that piece comes in from ebay.

I've never actually ordered something this small before. I wonder if the UPS guy will walk to my door with a really tiny box or something... it will probably just come in my mailbox though.
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I found the hardest part with the install of the new jack to be getting those little studs on the outside of the jack frame to get with the program. There have been times where I actually just cut them off of the damn thing!
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