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\015 I have a Gateway MX6956 laptop that is only 2 years old. It began to have trouble charging, and I eventually had to hold onto the A/C adapter for it to charge the battery or while in use. One day, the charger stopped working. The place on the laptop where you plug in the power cord smells like it is burning or has been burnt. Now, of course, it will not charge at all. There was not a problem with my laptop, I just have a dead battery and no way to charge it, as it is a hardward problem on my laptop. Any suggestions on how to fix this, cheaply? I know Best Buy would charge $100 just to look at it, but I know what the problem is...it's the part on the laptop where you plug the power cord into...any suggestions on how to fix or where to get this part????? Very desperate..I've had this problem for months now and want to be able to access my laptop again without spending an arm and leg to have it repaired!!! :)\015

Answers :

Sorry, but unless you know someone who can fix that kind of thing, you will probably have to take it in (or try ityourself and risk the laptop's life). If the battery is dead then replace it; if it is burning it may be because the charger is providing more power than the laptop can provide. Check the product number on the charger to verify it is the one you should use. If it is, then I would think about googling the product number and try to buy a new one at Amazon or something. Hope this helps.
Unforutnatly you will need a new ac jack on the mother board.
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