Laptop wont charge battery AC cable is good

Gateway / P-7811FX
November 28, 2010 at 04:39:13
Specs: Windows 7
alrigh i have a Gateway FX. the power was working just fine until a while ago. then it started being tempermental youhad to move the power adapter just right to it would charge. now its not charging at all. ive tried a few compatible chargers and it still wont work. Im an IT specialist so im savy enough to replace parts but im not sure what part im looking for. i think its the part you plug the power charger into. where can i find this part and how do i replace it

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#1
November 28, 2010 at 05:54:05
Contact Gateway.

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#2
November 29, 2010 at 13:35:31
Yes you should contact Gateway as the person above me has said.

But for the time being try this, I had an older Gateway laptop with a similar problem, I however managed to make it charge by turning it off/putting it into Stand By, then plugging in the cord, waiting until the charging light came on, then starting it back up.

As with yours my cord is fine, and the problem popped up out of the blue. Good luck.


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#3
November 29, 2010 at 22:22:30
well the probem is right now that i cant even get it to turn on. no juice. im just tring you know what the part is that you actualy plug into. inside the computer. im thinking of just ordering another one. being here in afghinistan makes it hard to get parts but i can fix it if i can get it

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#4
November 30, 2010 at 18:20:34
It could be the Jack, or it could be one of the two wires soldered onto it. One of them might have fallen off if the soldering job was not done properly. Also, one of the two wires (thin ones) might have been pinched between plastic parts when the case was closed and has caused a break inside of the intact insulation.

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#5
December 1, 2010 at 03:34:27
ya fingers i think you are right i found a website that shows me how to do it. as soon as my parts come in the mail im gona try to re solder it. here are the directions i found http://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapt...

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 05:02:13
Be careful not to overheat the board. Allow the substrate of the board to cool a little between steps so that the heat remains localized. Good luck.

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#7
December 1, 2010 at 09:46:20
I have a HP nx9005 which was displaying the exact same system. When I opened it I found that the power jack was a push fit into the two power pads on the motherboard.

Over time this connectivity had been compromised and stopped working or was sometimes intermittent. This was due to the pressures of pushing into the power jack and much later trying to fiddle with it to try and make a connection which made matters worse.

All I did was soldered the pins to the pad and it is now right as rain.

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