Monday, January 12, 2009

Gateway MT6705 MA7

This laptop came in with the symptom of only running on battery and not off recognizing the ac adapter.
The MT6000 and MX6000 laptops have been coming in at a rapid rate lately and we're doing about thirty a month.
The center pin on the dc jack is flush to the dc jack and when we replace the dc jack we add a recessed dc jack made from a different manufacturer for less future problems. Using a recessed center pin dc jack causes lees tension on the jack.
The list below is the MX6000 series laptops we can repair for the $65 parts and labor rate.

6010GZ, 6018GH, 6018GZ, 6020GZ, 6021GZ, 6022GZ, 6023GP, 6510GZ, 6518GZ, 6520GZ, 6525GP, 6531GZ, MX6025, MX6025H, MX6027, MX6027H, MX6028, MX6030, MX6121, MX6123, MX6124, MX6124H, MX6128, MX6135, MX6420, MX6421, MX6423, MX6424, MX6424H, MX6425, MX6428, MX6436, MX6437, MX6438, MX6440, MX6440H, MX6442, MX6450, MX6455, MX6625, MX6627, MX6627H, MX6629, MX6629H, MX6631, MX6633, MX6633H, MX6640B, MX6650, MX6650H, MX6708, MX6708H, MX6710, MX6750, MX6912, MX6951, MX6951H

The list below is the MT6000 series laptops we can repair for the $65 parts and labor rate.

MT6000 MT6400 MT6451 MT6452 MT6456 MT6457 MT6700 MT6704 MT6704H MT6705 MT6706 MT6707 MT6708 MT6709 MT6709H MT6800 MT6821 MT6828 MT6828H MT6830 MT6831 MT6832B MT6833B MT6835J MT6836J MT6839B

ML6000, ML6219, ML6226, ML6226B, ML6228, ML6228H, ML6230, ML6232, ML6701, ML6703, ML6704, ML6704H, ML6705, ML6714, ML6720, ML6721, ML6725

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dell Latitude 110L

This dell 110L came in with the classic being able to hold the ac adapter plug in just the right way to make it charge. It was already attempted by the customer but nothing was damaged.
It's not the most common model we work but is identical to the more popular dell 1200, 1000, and 2200 laptops.
It uses a six pin, 2.5mm dc jack.
Taking these laptops apart is pretty easy and after the dc jack was replaced it powers on and charges great.

Acer 5570z

These past few months I've been doing tons of Acer dc power jack repairs. One of the most common seems to be the 5570z, Aspire 3680, 5050, 2480, and 3050 series.
All of these laptops use the same chassis design and are basically the same laptops with different hardware specs and features.
They all have one thing in common too. Every one that comes in has a physically broken dc jack. Not one is loose and not making a good connection like traditional dc jack problems. It seems Acer has made a lemon with a very weak dc jack.
Fortunately they use a five pin, 1.65mm dc jack that falls under our $65 parts and labor repair.