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Gateway MX6956 screen flashes when dc adapter plugged in...hard t

I own a Gateway MX6956 notebook, and the screen flashes when the adapter is plugged in, and the battery icon switches between the battery icon, and the plug icon. I have to pull and hold the cord to get it to charge. Gateway says the motherboard need to be replaced,( for $400) as the jack and the board are one piece. Is this true ? Can I replace just the dc jack ?

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The jack is soldered to the mo bo. If that is the only thing wrong all you have to do is open up the unit carefully, get access to the mo bo, resolder it and reassemble everything. A real PIA job but do able. Good luck

Posted on Sep 18, 2017

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SOURCE: broken dc jack on gateway 400sd4, need to disassemble

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

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SOURCE: power jack repalcement Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

you have options....#1 send it out to gateway for an arm and a leg...(i have the same model and had the same problem), #2 find a local computer repair store...they will most likely charge about 30 for the part.(that's what i was charged + 60 an hour for labor took 2 hours...) or #3 do it yourself, if you can solder then i can talk you through most of the dis assembly..plus you can get the part remarkably cheaper

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Intermittent dc jack connection for Gateway mx3215

Here is how to disassemble Gateway laptop,

Here is replacement DC socket (needs soldering),

Here is DC board (no need soldering, but expensive).

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: when I turn on my computer, the screen stays black

hook up an external monitor to it (old crt monitors are good for something after all) and try pressing the function key and holding it down while pressing each of the F1 through F12 keys (we are trying to switch the display to an external monitor) the one you are looking for has a (O) looking symbol above it.

if that does not work look for a stuck screen closed button switch. that detects when the screen is closed and shuts off the monitor see if its stuck down and try and free it if it is stuck.

you may also try to hold a bright flashlight up to the screen at an angle if you can just make out some details then the screens back light is out. and will need to be replaced.


Posted on Sep 10, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have a Gateway MT6705 that will not turn on.

Remove the battery and plug the laptop. If there is no activity when you push on the power button (not even for a second) your motherboard is defective : it could be only the power jack, but it could be a bigger problem also.
There is a very small chance to be a memory problem. Your model comes with one module of 1024MB. Check the memory :
- if you have 2 memory modules use only one at a time, the other one could be defective or
- check your memory with another laptop or
- use some known good memory etc.

If no activity with good memory that means the first supposition is the right one : motherboard is defective (the power jack or something else). Could be expensive to be repaired or replaced. Verify if the laptop is in warranty and have it checked by a professional.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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