My charge cord has power to it it does have enough amperage 18 to 19 which says it’s got power. I have replaced the screen and the converter and still a blank screen. ok i have a situation… my plug started to malfunction and eventually stopped working. In some Gateway NV series you’ll have to disconnect one more cable. Hope that helps! That’s a good question and here’s my guess. Eventually it will work, but I’m not sure if it is just luck or what. These were perfect instructions. The fan starts up when the computer starts up, and then shuts off after 15 to 30 seconds, and then does not come back on at all. I have an NV59 and it was working fine until last night. If you could email me with the speaker wire order. or is the DC Jack done wrong? You should remove that one red circle in step 17. Right now I’m fixing power jack in a Gateway MT6707 laptop (Model No: MA7) and it looks like the laptop is identical to this Gateway nx570x. The battery charge indicator on the bottom left is blue which means the battery is fully charged? Turn off the computer, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery. I’ve used the universal AC adapters with multiple heads like you mention, and the compatible head on the Cables Unlimited model I had did fit very loosely, as you mention. Got any solution for me? Gateway NV53 uses a regular 2.5″ SATA HDD. I love my NX570 and this is the only issue I have with my laptop. Entering into the BIOS on a Gateway computer can be accomplished during your machine's primary boot up sequence. I don’t fix motherboards on component level. I took my nv53 apart thinking the power button was bad but found that the whit wire running from the screen to the inside of the computer is broken in 1/2. Hi, love your website. Any advice? 19 volts everywhere except for connecting tip. Hopefully it helps. It will take seconds to finish the burning task and will show "Burning Successfully!" 3. Gateway Laptop M365. Thank you SO much for you help. It’s possible one of them failed and the laptop will not start normally because of that. If you could email me with the speaker wire order. One tip if you’re going to stick with the uiniversal: make sure the switch that sets the voltage doesn’t get bumped while the cord is in use; some of these universal adapters have quite loose voltage switches, and the wrong voltage can damage your wife’s laptop. Unzip the file and press on F6flpy32.exe to create a floppy disk with SATA drivers. I recently purchased a Gateway NE 522 series laptop and the CD/DVD player does not have a button on the player itself to open it. Most commonly this damage appears on the “+” connector which is connected to the central pin inside the jack. I am not sure if this is germane, however a few weeks before all this happened I installed Roxio. Maybe the motherboard sends maximum possible voltage to the fan at the beginning and it’s enough to start the fan. To get started, we'll need to get the professional Windows password recovery software - Password Recovery Bundle . Can you solder it back together? Or can I do it myself? You’ll have to disassemble the laptop completely and access the fan as it shown in the step 24. 🙂. This is exactly what broke on my computer, so I’m guessing that happens a lot with this type of computer. Pages: 144. Everyone seems to have problems with that top left wire in step 18. My power button board (it’s the same model as the laptop above, ms2285) has become disconnected from the cable entirely, two red and black wires are exposed and the cap for the power button cable remains attached to the power button board, so I bought a new power button board cable and I am wondering If I need to follow all of the steps up to step 21 to replace the cable(specifically removing the lcd screen), in other words if there is anything less or more that I would have to do, do I even need to go to step 21 to get access to the power button board cable. The brick supplied had some chew marks and was flickering, so I tried a known working brick. I don’t want to do that unless I absolutely have to. Someone said it could be there’s a loose connection or something with the regulator. Here, to wipe a Gateway laptop clean, we highly recommend you the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, a software that can help you wipe hard drive clean in an easy way. hi, i’m trying to repair a gateway laptop. I tried unscrewing the hinge to allow the power button to move more freely and even took the power button cover off. everything up to removing the power jack was helpfull. Is it similar to the laptop shown in my guide? Do not apply too much force to the locking tab. The cable got pinched and severed somehow in the laptop hinge. Lift up the keyboard as it shown on the picture below and place it upside down on the palm rest. The fan is clean and I haven’t found any way to manually enable it to see what the issue is. Could there be a bad power supply or jack? If you solder the power jack like that, most likely the laptop will not power up because the power has to get to both sides of the motherboard. Gateway is by far the worst company I’ve ever seen when it comes to service manuals.. I did have to go off the map a bit and extract the glass from my old LCD screen to install in my new case, but that, too, woked with no issues. Hello, at Step 18 it is saying “disconnect three cables from the motherboard”. Before you open up the computer (or pay someone else to) though — at least in terms of fixing the immediate problem of the laptop shutting down — check how hot the bottom of the computer is getting before it shuts down. If not, you’ll have to take it to the repair shop. It wouldn’t charge even when i got a new battery and charger. I have a Gateway laptop with a Vista operating system and on occasion the dvd drive stops working. The power goes from one side to the other through the copper sleeve inside the hole. Can you help me? 3. the laptop still does not turn on. I doubt you can find a new motherboard with better video card. On your Gateway you should have the Camera Assistant Software installed. Pages: 66. @ Bob, Yes, you have to disassemble the laptop to get to to the Ethernet connector No, you don’t have to replace the whole motherboard. 🙂 The power jack got disconnected from the motherboard and while removing the jack I pulled the sleeve again. Can you boot to the initial screen when the hard drive removed? this is the best instruction i have ever see now i wiil be able to fix my power jack all because of you so i can do it it’s you!!! Thanks! Also how difficult is it to replace the power button board cable? 3063M System RAM Passed 1024 KB L2 Cache System BIOS shadowed Video BIOS shadowed. Try different memory slots. I removed all the screws but it wouldnt come apart. Obviously it has gone haywire on me.. Where did you find the replacement DC Power Jack? It’s possible your AC adapter failed and not providing enough power for the laptop to power up. Some say to replace the motherbrd, but I think there’s a component, ON the brd, that I can replace. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this website until I’d already damaged the keyboard, trying to remove it. The processor is locked in the socket on the motherboard. What other parts would be worth selling? Thank you very much -Happy Repair Tech. Or is it the small semiconductor with 3 connections on the top side of the motherboard above the DC jack? I have a Gateway MT6840 laptop that I was told needs a new motherboard. Any takers? I just used these instructions to transplant the insides from my old, broken apart MX6425 laptop into a case for an MX6453 laptop I got off of eBay.Your directions worked like a charm! You can see the CMOS battery in step 21. 2. Dell XPS 15 9570 (model P56F) disassembly, Taking apart Dell Inspiron 17 5770 5775 (model P35E), Dell Inspiron 13 7386 (model P91G) disassembly, Replacing touchscreen on Dell Inspiron 11 3147 3148, HP Spectre x360 15-ch series Convertible PC disassembly, How to disassemble Asus VivoBook 15 F512 X512, Replace screen on Dell Inspiron 5568 5578 5579 7569 7579, Replace screen on Dell Inspiron 7347 7348 7352 7353 7359, Replacing LCD screen on Dell Inspiron 15 5565 5567. I also tried testing my memory modules, as well as starting the laptop without the hard drive. Do you think i can sell some of the parts? I feel there is some link is missing. Do I solder to the other side of the hole that appears to be connected to PC1 and PR8? Thanks, Lawrence. Your help has been sensational. I have the same model computer and also have power issues. If the optical drive doesn’t have any bracket attached to the back, most likely your loose metal bracket has to be attached to the drive. How would I disable the lid switch, which seems to be stuck and won´t allow the computer to boot? If the fan never starts spinning, it’s possible you have a failed fan. In order to install SATA driver you’ll need and external USB floppy drive. Available . Why do you think your problem is related to the switch? You have to open command prompt with administrator rights. I noted that the wired side on the plug has some factory installed adhesive on the wires with about the same rubbery properties as automotive weather stripping and I suspect that some of this material is under the plug and it is effectively glued in place. 4. I am looking to pull out the hard drive and send my files to an external hard drive. Any help would be appreciated. Can you explain or do you have a write-up on “make a modification so traces on both sides of the system board are connected”, Oh my god…thank you. The tip about labelling the screws is invaluable! Thanks for all you do here. I own a Gateway NV55S that has a AMD A6-3400M APU With Radeon HD Graphics 4CPUs 1.4GHZ. Just wanted to say thanks for this very clear walk-through on disassembly. Computer works fine on battery and the AC adaptor is OK as well (I have two and they charged the dead battery overnight). Thank you so much!!! I tried a solder sucker and wick but neither worked. One of the best ways to open laptop without password is Command Prompt. Thank you for mentioning the laptop model. If you break the connector, you will not be able to fix it. How do you unplug the white piece that the wires for the cooling fan go into on the motherboard? I thought it was the screen and put in a new screen but thats not the problem. After about 10 minutes of the laptop being on and sitting at the log in screen the left corner and trackpad area became incredibly hot to the point holding your finger on the area for a second was impossible. The CD/DVD RW drive reads intermittently. Or since it won’t boot is there another issue than just broken power button. In my case the battery started charging intermittently with the AC adapter connected. Found the task very easy. i replaced the dc jack, but the copper ring on the motherboard that goes to the center pin was missing. the Question: Can you think of a work around for this. Any info on where to get one and possible replacement procedure (looks pretty straight forward to me) would be appreciated. No, it’s not glued. If not, could you point me to it? im sure anyone one figure this out but it took me about 5 minutes to learn how to get my data out of my hard drive and i only spend $15 on on the hard drive enclosure. I see in the picture under step13, near the lower-right corner there’s a circular opening with a round green-plastic-covered object with a wire connected to a plug. Im not certian if the keyboard is working or not. Is there anything else I can try, or should I resign myself to getting a new motherboard? I just completed your DC jack repair, and believe the sleeve on the + also came out. The processor is located right under the heat sink which I’m removing in steps 2-3. Step 3: Type " So he didn´t really know what the problem is as far as I could tell, after checking it out. Test your laptop with another known good AC adapter. The bracket isn’t bent and the connectors look fine. Hi there I was wondering if you could help me. Can I just remove the keyboard and palmrest to get to the mother board, or do I need to remove the screen to get at it? Each back should be labelled to reference the position they came from (Location on the laptop, the number of screws as well as the sequential order in which they came off the machine. In order to fix the DC jack it’s necessary to disassemble the laptop, remove the motherboard, and replace the DC jack (requires soldering). I replaced the battery. I am repairing Laptops on the side, and I am currently Learning. It wouldn’t charge even when i got a new battery and charger. After the cable released, you can remove the keyboard. could you please tell what is for the top one on the lefth cable? Copy this PBIX file to another PC. Take a look at the step 11. Could still be a bad jack possibly? Thanks. Push the drive to the right and remove it. Thanks for the excellent instructions; they worked perfectly for my wife’s ML7227b: power problems. All you need is the motherboard, RAM, CPU and power button. These instructions are on point for the Gateway MX6447 as well. I think I may have damaged the wireless connections as well as it is intermittent there too. Ok this laptop belonged to my younger bro and he bought it like 4 months ago. Can you please tell me how to get a new jack. Does this mean that the processor is movable from one motherboard to another? Looks like it bent the plastic hinge assembly and broke the power button. John or outrider were you able to find the order of the wires? @ Ronald Settle, Try removing memory cards one by one. I think I might have it, I recently had to replace the hard drive (the old one crashed) and had to reinstall everything and I might have not installed the correct chipset drivers, as the fan runs when I am in BIOS but not when Windows XP starts up. @ Kathleen Dombrowski, First of all, thank you for supporting my site. It looks as if the 4 pin connection still remains locked to the mobo, but the wires came out of it. My question is, I recently took in a Gateway NV5207u Notebook pretty much identical to the one you took apart here, when the power button was pressed it gave the dreaded blank screen while the fan spins NO VIDEO to external VGA or to the LCD display prioblem. I need to have an update for free. Gateway laptop. The AC adapter is plugged in and the brick has the green light on. I have no idea where these wires go or what they do. If it’s assembled correctly, it’s possible you got a defective motherboard. Disconnect the modem cable (bottom arrow). You might also consider using some electrical tape to keep the end of the cord in place at the back of the laptop. There is a chance it will boot your laptop back to normal and you’ll be able to backup files without disassembly. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Thanks again and awesome work! Forgetting the password of your laptop will always be an uninteresting moment because without the correct password you will not even be able to access your PC and therefore all data and documents from your computer will be inaccessible. Could this be the problem? When I connected the working brick as before, the light in the brick toggled on/off, and I could smell an acidic odor from the laptop though there was no smoke. 2. It would act like a power supply getting tired? I attached them from left to right on the broken plug: blue, white, black, red. Hi, I have an MA7/MX6596 with a cooling problem. Dan. I have already tried unplugging it, removing the battery, and holding the power button. Hi I have my gateway notebook NV78 taken to put a new DC Jack on. I tried to make a contribution by clicking on the “Donate” button but Paypal doesn’t seem to like that for some reason. The PSU light stays on intermittently & the system powers up but shuts down after a few minutes. Navigate to the driver mentioned in the read me file and load the driver. Also, for those that have had issues with the speaker wire, blue in the middle, white on the outside. On the following picture the connector shown in the locked state. Not sure what was causing the problem but I would disassemble the laptop again and make sure everything seated/connected correctly inside the laptop. 3. Found the task very easy. Where to find parts? It started when i hit my table and moved something i guess…, My laptop is making a grinding noise from the cooling fan and someone said it could be the hard drive anyone know what it really is? The end of the plug has blackend a little. The only way to tell is disassemble the laptop ant take a closer look at the DC jack. man!!!!!! Thanks. I have the same Laptop Gateway NX570X, with different problem, but very close issue, (Power in the Motherboard). I am NOT the worlds best tinkerer and have limited tools, thus am reluctant to taking apart the laptop. I took the computer apart and just gave the motherboard to replace the dc jack . On old motherboard the battery stopped charging but it still booted up as long as the battery had power. i’ve tried to fix my nv58 powerjack, but after i installed a new one (and put everything back) the laptop will turn on for around 1 minutes and self shut off (similar to someone pull off the powercord). 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