Having problems with your Gateway 400SD4 Notebook ?

Power Jack I downloaded the manual for the 400SD4 and it does not show how to replace the DC power jack. Do you happen to know where I can find the info in this or do you know how? Thanks.


Answers :

Most, if not all computer manufacturers do not include these instructions, & for good reason too. You should not attempt to replace a DC Jack if you are not very technologically savvy.

Repairing the actual DC Jack itself requires you to strip the notebook down to the motherboard. From that point you will need to de-solder the old DC jack (very carefully) and then solder a new DC jack to the motherboard. After those steps are complete, you need to test the power using a voltmeter. If the voltage matches up to that of the computers you can continue. After you have finished all of that the only thing left is to put the notebook back together.

More detailed instructions as well as photos can be found by doing a Google search. Try entering the make and model of your specific notebook.. Who knows, you may get lucky and find a link with how-to photos.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Gateway 400SD4 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Power Jack I downloaded the manual for the 400SD4 and it does not show how to replace the DC power jack. Do you happen to know where I can find the info in this or do you know how? Thanks.


Most, if not all computer manufacturers do not include these instructions, & for good reason too. You should not attempt to replace a DC Jack if you are not very technologically savvy. Repairing the actual DC Jack itself requires you ... Gateway 400SD4 Notebook

HP Pavilion dv1000 AC Adapter Problem?


Dear oliverdogI am sorry to hear your problems but I hope we can figure this one out. Troubleshooting the AC power is not always easy. Let do the easy stuff first. Warning: If you are anaware how to handle voltages please dont ... HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

There is a bad connection between the power cord and the port into which it fits. this bad connect has lasted for weeks. i've been able to jiggle the cord and situate it so their is a connection. but, now i have lost the connection entirely and am operating solely on with battery. need help.


The port on the laptop where the AC adapter, (Charger to some), plugs into is the DC Power Jack.(Or DC-in )This is an example of an aftermarket manufacturers offering for a DC Power jack, that fits an Acer Aspire 4520 Series Noteboo ... Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

Repositioning the screen makes the computer cut out. it seems to only work when the screen is tilted far back.


I agree with thgrtalex. I also think the Display Cable connector may have come loose.I will go further, and state that I think the flat 'ribbon' cable, (Display Cable), may have come loose in it's ZIF socket.The Di ... Compaq Presario 1700 Notebook

How do you open this laptop? I removed all the


The Power On button is located in the Top Panel. The Top Panel must be removed as one whole unit.There are other soft parts, (Plastic cover parts), and cables, plus components that must be removed, before you can remove the System Board. ... Toshiba Satellite A75-S211 Notebook

The dc power jack will not accept power. I have to wiggleit to get the blue light to show that the laptop is charging. My computer is the acer aspire 5920-6423. I dont know how to remove the key board to replace the power jack.


It's a little more involved than just removing the keyboard. You have to Completely disassemble the laptop, until just the motherboard is in yourhand.HOWEVER, for this Acer model it's a different installation, than the n ... Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

Acer Aspire 5570 2067


A stay at home mom can do this if she has the skills and the time. I do not know if you want to tackle the job or not. I will explain what has to be done. You can decide if you can do it or not. You do not have to buy any computer parts either. ... Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

My Gateway went black screen no lights what happened


I don't know exactly what's going on, but I'm going to give you some basic guidelines to help you troubleshoot this.\015\012\015\012First of all, it may be of little use in this situation, but here is the basic component replacement manua ... Gateway MT3705 Notebook

I may have a bad power jack


You can either re-solder it or replace it. Either way you need to get to it.\015\012\015\012With so many model laptops available today its hard to know exactly how to open each one without the service manual. The "power jack" you can get on E-bay or ... Balance CN6555 Notebook

OK I just replaced a dc power jack on a hp/compaq nx7400 system board. The replacement jack doesn't exactly match the original so i had to mod it a bit. http://cgi.ebay.com/OEM-REPLACEMENT-DC-POWER-JACK-HP-COMPAQ-NX7400_W0QQitemZ110289847820QQihZ001QQcategoryZ158847QQcmdZViewItem Now my ground is not connected. A schematic of the power section of the system board would be fantastic so I would know which pins to connect to 18v, 19v, and ground respectively. Can you help?


Dude.. you're way too deep into the subject so I honestly don't think you may get your answer here unless an actual technitian from HP may be able to get that info him/herself for you..\015\012\015\012the best I can probably suggest is th ... HP PC Desktops

I have a compaq laptop its dead, i want the mother board diagram


Motherboard diagram? Is this to trace where the power comes in to the motherboard?The Compaq Presario M2000 Series Notebook PC's, use a separate Power Board. A small, rectangular circuit board, that plugs into the mainboard. (Motherboard) ... Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

Cant find where the cmos battery goes in my toshiba satellite a45 s151 laptop


On a Toshiba Satellite A45-S151, the CMOS battery (also called the\015\012“real time clock” or RTC battery) is located under the wrist rest to\015\012the right of the trackpad. This means that you’ve got some major\015\012surgery ah ... Toshiba Satellite A45-S151 Notebook

I what order do I remove the screws to remove the back cover to replace the power jack???


No, not even!You have to completely disassemble the laptop, down to the bare motherboard in your hand!Involves removing all electrical sources first. Battery and AC adapter, (Charger) You should buy a cheap ESD wrist strap, an ... PC Laptops

Hp pavilion dv6000


The only internal power for a laptop is the battery. The external power is the AC adapter. (Charger)If you're asking for the schematics, for the circuitry and component layout of the motherboard, to my knowledge only HP trained authorized techn ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Can't set up network w linksys modem


Video card:Your computer has an integrated video card but has a "PCI Express" expansion slot for an upgrade. After the upgrade you will be able to play most games without the choppy frame rate...depending on what card you buy. Since ... PC Desktops

Dell Inspiron B130 - can you replace the connection for the power source/battery charger? Mine is shorting out and not always charging the battery (new battery, new AC cord and adaptor).


The port on the laptop where the AC adapter plug goes into, is the DC Power Jack. The DC Power Jack for the Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook PC, is soldered directly to the motherboard. [Some laptop designs have a cable, that goes ... Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

Got two 5610 s power supply socket pins have broken off in both units no one wants to repair them


Reasoning?1.The DC Power Jack, (DC-IN), is located on the corner of the motherboard. The motherboard is a circuit board. Circuit boards for laptops are not of good quality, compared to a desktop computer motherboard. They crack easily. ... Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

Need AC/DC adapter for monitor!


Hi inkedpandora,\015\012\015\012http://icm.computercci.com/pgi-productspec?PSO080\015\012\015\012This one should work for you it's the same voltage and amperage as your unit. 19VDC 3.16A Any standard power cable from an old printer or computer will w ... Liquid Video A170E101 Monitor

Setup problem I'm trying to set it up with Onkyo SR605 A/V Receiver as a home theater system but it doesn't show connections for powered speakers. The receiver has your typical speaker wire hook-ups but because these wires are hooked into the subwoofer, how do I hook it up into the receiver? Is it something as simple as using coaxial or optical from the Controller to the receiver? Will it enable me to use the speakers for AM/FM of receiver? Then we also have the issue of volume control on the Lo


To troubleshoot a speaker system where sound is not issuing from all speakers, please do the following:\015\012\015\012Verify that all cables are plugged in correctly. Make sure the rear\015\012and/or center/sub audio cable ... Logitech Z-5500 Computer Speakers

Toshiba A200-27R wont power up. Having a look at the laptop for a friend and im not to familiar with it. Here is a list of info: When the ac is plugged it is shows a blue battery light and an ac light. When the ac isnt plugged in no lights are shown. When you go to power up with the ac the fans begin to work and you hear it powering up, but it stop after 2 or 3 seconds, this also happens when you remove the battery but keep the ac in. When you go to power up without the ac, the power light tu


Please check this link:\012http://www.insidemylaptop.com/laptop-does-not-start-bad-power-jack-motherboard/This explains basic troubleshooting of problems such as the one you are facing.You might also find something useful here ... PC Desktops

Abnormal shutdown, can't restart


O.k. Let's figure up some costs, then you can decide on fix or new. An operating system disc will run approx $100, you can get one at Walmart or Bestbuy. If you find that the hard drive is bad, you can figure in another $50 ... Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

Computer dies on me (can't say it better due to no technical knowledge; pls read :-)


The 'click' sound you hear when your computer goes off is the hard drive head parking itself.  It does this whenever the machine shuts down to prevent damage.As for the problem itself, I believe your computer is overheating.  Th ... Acer TravelMate 290LCi Notebook

Hp zd8000 power jack replacement


Linkfor purchase of power jackwill try to get more info on procedure ... HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook

Usb flash disk not detected


There can be several reasons for Flash Drives not being detected \015\012by your computer. \015\012First your computer is not able to provide drivers for your Flash \015\012Drive. Now, for your information, you do not need to install any driver ... HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

How to remove ibm thinkcentre p4 3.0 motherboard


This is the link to the IBM ThinkCentre S50-8183, Hardware and Maintenance Manual,http://www-307.ibm. ... IBM ThinkCentre S50 8183 - P4 3 GHz (8183D9U) PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0701 seconds