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Laptop power terminal replacement

Q: Laptop power terminal replacement

Hey guys, got a question that I wanted to see if anybody could answer. I'm coming to you from my PS3, because yesterday after having to "wiggle and jiggle" the power cord to get my laptop to charge, it finally crapped out. I'm pretty confident that it's the power terminal (located on the motherbored) and possibly the cord also.

To fix the issue, I'm hoping I could just buy a new, but different terminal and cord so I don't have this issue again. Ideally I'd like to get a cord like the mac, but I realize that is a long shot. So i'm hoping I can just get a good, solid cord/terminal.

My question(s) is/are can I replace the OEM power cord/terminal with a non OEM? How would I find the watt/amperage my laptop needs?

My laptop = Gateway MC7801u

Thanks guys!

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A: Laptop power terminal replacement

What has probably happened is the solder connecting the DC in port to the motherboard has cracked. Since it is soldered to the motherboard, to fix it you will need to re-solder the connections or buy a new motherboard. There is no way you could replace it with a mac-style port (magsafe) without some serious modifications to the AC adapter and your laptop.
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A:Replacement Laptop AC charger/power cord

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Hi @Deejay011,Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that you need a power cord replacement. Please check this document for the power cord replacement:HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards,
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A:HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

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A:Power Supply Replacement Help

The only thing I can think of is you maybe unseated something a bit when reconnecting stuff. With the power off of course go through and reseat all the power connections, data cables, and add-on cards.

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A:Power cord replacement

gr7070 said:

First concern:
The current, non-working, power cord has a hexagonal (cross-section) male end that plugs into the laptop. The replacement cord has the more typical round (cylindrical) end. The replacement cord does fit in the laptop and it is not apparent, physically, that it is a problem.Click to expand...

If the cord will fit the plug without changing polarity, you don't have a problem there.

gr7070 said:

Second Concern:
The current, non-working (hexagonal), cord input matches the input on the replacement (round) cord, as expected since they're U.S. cords meant for U.S. power sources. However, the output is not the same.

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replacement (round) cord output: DC 19.5V 4.62A

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As long as you operate at the same voltage and supply enough current you will be fine. Same voltage as in DC or AC and the same number value for the amount of voltage.

Current values (3.34A) can be higher as long as the are not lower, your device will only draw the current it requires. If the device requires more current than is available, this is where problems start to arise.

I could go into more details but I will spare you the other un-known language. LOL

gr7070 said:

The laptop is left plugged in for long periods of time, unattended. I?d hate to start a fire.Click to expand...

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I've had good luck with these guys:
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Hi, One simple way: turn the charger up-side-down and check part number and order from HP UK or Amazon UK. For the AC lead/cord, any good electical shop can tell you which one is standard in your country. And FYI, your machine uses HP Smart AC adapter:65-W non-PFC EM HP Smart AC adapter (for use in the People?s Republic of China and India only) 714657-00165-W, non-PFC, 4.5 mm (for use in all countries and regions except for the People?s Republic of China and India) 710412-00145-W non-PFC, non-slim HP Smart AC adapter (for use in all countries and regions except for the People?s Republic of China and India) 741727-001 Power cord (3-pin, black, 1.00-m):? For use in Australia 755530-011? For use in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa 755530-021? For use in Denmark 755530-081? For use in India 755530-D61? For use in Israel 755530-BB1? For use in Italy 755530-061? For use in Japan 755530-291? For use in North America 755530-001? For use in the People's Republic of China 755530-AA1? For use in South Africa 755530-AR1? For use in South Korea 755530-AD1? For use in Switzerland 755530-111? For use in Taiwan 755530-AB1? For use in Thailand 755530-201? For use in the United Kingdom and Singapore 755530-031 Regards.
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A:Failed HP530 replacement power supply

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A:Computer slow after power supply replacement...

You would have to ask them for a list of that which they did.

What brand, model, model # PC, or same information for the motherboard?

Computer specs would be helpful.

Which ;power supply was it: brand, model, model #, wattage? Same for now?

If you aren't happy, take it back & have them install a new power supply and politely insist that they demonstrate it to you before you accept it back.

Start the computer, note time from start to desktop appearance or log in screen appearance.

Start the computer in safe mode & do the same.

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A:Replacement HP Envy 14 Spectre (14-3011tu) power adapter cab...

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Replace the battery on the motherboard?
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A:How do i get my SSD to work in my replacement laptop?

Quote: Originally Posted by skuzzzzy

ok so i had a samsung laptop die, so i removed my SSD, sent laptop back recieved the replacement.
i put my SSD in the laptop but it will not read my SSD at all, it just goes straight to bios.
same laptop so everything should work since the drivers will be for the same hardware..

I hooked up my SSD as a external to another pc which reads it fine so SSD is fine, not sure why it wont boot with the SSD? or read it.

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A:laptop display replacement

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A:Reg: My Laptop LCD panel replacement

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EDIT:for spelling

A:Replacement Laptop Screen

Go here:

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