Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gateway DC power jack repair part 2 -- more Gateway laptop power problems

We've identified another batch of similar Gateway laptop models with DC power jack repair issues. Power problems with these notebooks are the same as many of the other Gateways we've listed in another repair blog post. The DC connector (jack) breaks right at the intersection of the plastic housing on the back of the jack and the positive center pin coming through the back of the jack in about 85% of cases we see with intermittent power or no power in these models. Again, this is the same DC power jack used in most Gateway laptops and some other manufacturers such as Toshiba and HP. We replace this defective DC jack with a better DC jack made by a different manufacturer. This jack is the same size and pin configuration as the original power port, however the replacement jack it is not prone to be broken like the original jack. It will fit your AC adapter plug just the same as the original jack as well.

Here are some more model numbers of Gateway laptops with this particular jack:

3000 Series: MX3000, 3018GZ, 3040, 3040GZ, 3520, 3520GZ, 3522GZ, 3525GB, 3545GZ, 3550GZ, 3610GZ, MX3042, MX3044, MX3044h, MX3210, MX3212, MX3215, MX3225, MX3228, MX3558, MX3558h, MX3560, MX3560h, MX3560, MX3560h, MX3562, MX3563, MX3563h, MX3610

Other laptops: M210, M250, W322, W323, 7320, 7320GZ, M210, 7322, 7322GZ

For more information on our Gateway DC jack fix, visit

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