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Motherboard or DC Jack Problem???

\015 I would like a second opinion for a Gateway laptop problem that I am having. I was having a problem with the power cord making a good connection so I replaced it with a new Targus universal adapter. That was fine for awhile, but then I had to start jiggling the adapter connection at the jack sometimes to get it to work. That problem appeared to get worse so when the adapter stopped working I assumed it was a bad jack. But before I took it to have the jack replaced I tried a new adapter (didn't work), and I also replaced the battery. The new battery was charged when I purchased it so the computer ran fine until the battery lost juice. When the new battery wouldn't charge I was sure my problem was in a bad DC jack. I took my laptop to the Geek Squad for a replacement jack- but sadly they said my motherboard was fried. My question is: Would my laptop work with a new fully charged battery if the motherboard was fried????? Is it possible that my laptop just needs a new jack?\015

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I agree with your logic and think its a good idea to get the jack soldered to the the motherboard before anything else is replaced and would hardly cost anything too
It could be possible that the traces on the jack(attached to the mb has cracked or the jack itself has just become loose and as you said either might get a connection to charge the battery. without seeing inside i could not say. we live in a disposable society today and it is replace not repair on most smd components such as motherboards in laptops.if it is the traces or the jack either could be repaired but how well would it hold up.
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