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Gateway 600 needs some repairs

By Denman007
Mar 5, 2007
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  1. The biggest problem is that my power port pin is busted and I can't power it up rendering it useless.

    Is it just a matter of buying one of these and finding someone to install it for me...http://www.laptoprepairco.com/searchbrand/searchbrand.asp?submitted=6#dcjack

    Anyone know which DC Power jack I need for my 600x? I'd be happy to do a $100 repair instead of buying a new laptop.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: I think I found some on ebay for $9, but they must be soldered onto the motherboard.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    All of them have to be soldered - no tape+knife ugliness here. The soldering job is easy - ripping the lappy apart will be the biggest challenge.

    You should try to get a new port that is exactly like your old one. The pin placement and the port height are the most important - you do want the thing to fit :p The hole/pin size is not that critical, since you can always replace the plug coming from your AC adapter.
  3. Denman007

    Denman007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I found a company on ebay that will do it for me. Only $120 total including shipping. This will be sweet if it works. I almost bought a new Dell last night - glad I didn't.
  4. Denman007

    Denman007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Just to give an update, I got my laptop back last night and all is well. That was a pretty good bargin for repairing the power jack.

    On top of that, I found out that my usb ports are not fried - it was my mouse that was causing the problem. It feels like I have a brand new laptop. Lets hope it lasts!
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