Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gateway MA7, MA3, MA2 and MA2A DC power jack repair

We see many Gateway laptops here for our DC jack repair service, and we're beginning to wonder about a problem with the DC jack (power port) that was factory-installed in the Gateway MA2, MA2A, MA3 and MA7 laptop models. This jack tends to break right at the same juncture: the intersection between the back plastic wall of the DC jack and the positive terminal coming from the back where the jack is soldered into the laptop's motherboard. Other DC jack types tend to come in to our repair center broken in a variety of ways. This jack, however, is almost always cracked or broken right in the same place. This leads us to believe that this DC jack was possibly defective right from the die in which it was created. (We will note that Gateway was not at fault. They, along with HP, Compaq and Toshiba, purchased this DC jack from a 3rd party vendor.)

How do we fix this situation? When we get one of these Gateway laptops in for DC jack repair, we replace the defective DC jack with a new jack from a different manufacturer. This replacement power socket is much stronger than the original and not as likely to break as the original jack. It will still fit the power adapter just the same as the original jack, as it has the same center pin size and barrel diameter as the original DC jack.

By avoiding the problems associated with this defective DC jack in the first place, we significantly reduce the likelihood that your Gateway MA2, MA2A, MA3 and MA7 series laptop will be back for DC jack repair in the future.

Here are a few of the Gateway laptop models affected by this DC power jack problem:

6010GZ, 6018GH, 6018GZ, 6020GZ, 6021GZ, 6022GZ, 6023G, 6510GZ, 6518GZ, 6520GZ, 6525GP, 6531GZ, MT3104b, MT3110c,
MT3111c, MT3112c, MT3303j, MT3304j, MT3305j, MT3421, MT3422, MT3423, MT3707, MT3708, MT3710c, MT3711c, MT3712b,
MT6015j, MT6016j, MT6221j, MT6224j, MT6225j, MT6228j, MT6229j, MT6451, MT6452, MT6456, MT6458, MT6459, MT6460,
MT6704, MT6704H, MT6705, MT6706, MT6707, MT6708, MT6709, MT6709H, MT6710, MT6711, MT6722b, MT6723, MT6724b, MT6821,
MT6823b, MT6824b, MT6825b, MT6826j, MT6827j, MT6828, MT6828H, MT6830, MT6831, MT6833b, MT6834b, MT6835j, MT6836j,
MT6838j, MT6839b, MT6840, MT6841, MT6842b, MT6915b, MT6916, MT6917b, MT6919, MT6920, MX6025, MX6025H, MX6027,
MX6027H, MX6028, MX6030, MX6121, MX6123, MX6124, MX6124H, MX6128, MX6135, MX6420, MX6421, MX6423, MX6424, MX6424H,
MX6425, MX6428, MX6436, MX6437, MX6438, MX6440, MX6440H, MX6442, MX6450, MX6455, MX6625, MX6627, MX6627H, MX6629,
MX6629H, MX6631, MX6633, MX6633H, MX6640B, MX6650, MX6650H, MX6708, MX6708H, MX6710, MX6750, MX6912, MX6951, MX6951H


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