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Why does everyone keep jumping to conclusions? Jesus christ, the simplest and most likely explaination is a bad charger, they go bad all the time.

Goto fucking bestbuy or walmart, buy a universal charger, see if it works. If it does, thank fucking god. If it doesnt, then its probably the connector or the motherboard, so take the charger back to the store and get a refund, then look on ebay for a new connector, buy a 10 dollar soldering iron and some desoldering braid from Radioshack and have at it, its not rocket science.
Better yet, walk into a Starbucks and find someone with a Mac - there's always someone sitting by the window who has their Mac plugged into the wall. Ask them to borrow their charger and see if the Mac works.

I've done exactly this for a friend who had a Mac. The charger was bad.
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I tried and failed. Trying to heat all those connections up with a solder iron at once is a bitch.

It was a shitter anyway though.

You need a de-soldering iron or some desoldering braid to remove the solder from the old connection first.

Like you said, its almost impossible to heat all the connections up at once to remove it.

A de-soldering iron will heat the solder and then "suck" it away.

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It's definitely a bitch to get the old power jack out, or to re-solder the current one, but if you're willing to put in the time in patience it's a cheap fix.

But yeah, try the power cord first - that would be the simplest solution.
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Again, it's not a mac.

It's a gateway.

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Why does everyone keep jumping to conclusions? Jesus christ, the simplest and most likely explaination is a bad charger, they go bad all the time.

Goto fucking bestbuy or walmart, buy a universal charger, see if it works. If it does, thank fucking god. If it doesnt, then its probably the connector or the motherboard, so take the charger back to the store and get a refund, then look on ebay for a new connector, buy a 10 dollar soldering iron and some desoldering braid from Radioshack and have at it, its not rocket science.
It was this. Horses, not Zebras. Got a rocketfish universal charger from best buy. Charges fine now. The old power cord must have been shorted by fatigue. Thanks fellas.
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Again, it's not a mac.

It's a gateway.


It was this. Horses, not Zebras. Got a rocketfish universal charger from best buy. Charges fine now. The old power cord must have been shorted by fatigue. Thanks fellas.

Your welcome!

Its ridiculous how these idiots go straight to thinking the worst without testing the obvious first.
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lap top charging problem, could it just be the cord?

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testing the obvious first.

seems like a basic premise of trouble shooting. lots of stuff I don't have the first clue about, though. I'll be posting another thread along those lines in a day or so. Genmay always comes through for me on stuff like that.
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