Having problems with your Gateway 400SD4 Notebook ?

Dc jack removel

\015 Hi, can anyone tell me how to remove the dc jack thing on the back? I know how to get to it and have opened my 400sd4 various times in hopes of repairing the problem, but I cannot figure out how to get the lil' box off, so that I can put a recently purchised one (off of ebay in).....if you can help me with this please tell me. My dc jack is compleatly unrepairable which is why I got another one, I just cannot figure out how to get the old one off so that I can put on the new one.\015

Answers :

There is a special solder - before taking out mixe it with simple solder and put the end of iron solder to all 5 pins from the bottom of motherboard.
I believe the DC jack is soldered to the board on that model. \015\012\015\012It must be unsoldered to remove (from the bottom of the board) and the new one soldered on.\015\012\015\012A soldering iron and a solder sucker (to cleanly remove hot solder) can be bought at Radio Shack, HOWEVER if you've never soldered before I would NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS REPAIR MYSELF!\015\012\015\012It's very easy to toast the motherboard if you don't know what you're doing. I would suggest finding a local electronics/computer repair shop that knows how to work with SMT components. Ask them for an anti-static bag for the motherboard and just bring the motherboard and new jack down to them to have the new one installed. It shouldn't cost more than $40 to replace that way and more like $20-30.\015\012\015\012Good Luck,\015\012El Duderino
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