Having problems with your Gateway MX6440 Notebook ?

Power adapter loose - worth fixing?

\015 Hi, \015\012My neice owns a Gateway MX6440. It will not charge. Loose connection inside the latop. Est repair cost - $95 to diagnose at Best Buy, up to appx $300 to fix if that's all there is. Another local place actually looked at it from the outside and thought the connecetor was loose at the board. May need soldering an new connector. Their est appx $150 labor, maybe $30 for parts but could be up to 4 weeks to receive parts and fix. \015\012\015\012Since I do not know when this latop was manufactured (runs on XP) or how much was paid for it, I cannot evaluate/compare repair costs vs the cost of the comouter. Does anyone know if laptop is worth it in either situation to fix? \015\012\015\012Any additonal comments, suggestions would be helpful.\015\012\015\012Thanks you.\015

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I have a M6448 and have the exact same problem. I have a friend who repairs laptops who said he would soldere it for free if I remove the motherboard which I havent done. What I have done is clamp the cord which works tape worked for awhile so if you don't have clamps laying around try that.
FIrst of all, amyone charging $30 for a replacement jack is ripping you off. These parts are available for less than $2 each and are common parts. Unless the jack has been damaged, it shouldn't need to be replaced. I repair this type of problem all the time, and usually it takes longer to get to the jack than it does to repair it. A reasonable charge for this would be $80-$120 for labor (this process takes over an hour easy) and a few bucks for parts. Where are you located?
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