Well guys I must have screwed up the power connector on my 9300 when I decided to put as5 on the GPU and CPU, because now when I turn the computer on I'm getting the dreaded "power adapter cannot be determined" screen. Sometimes it will work, maybe about 1 in 20 or so tries it will boot up into windows without any problem. And sometimes it will work if I jiggle the power adapter cord around in the slot a little bit. I am almost positive that the power jack on the notebook is the problem. I have seen that you can buy a new power connector off of Ebay and solder it in to solve the problem, but I have never soldered (a serious piece of technology) in my life and I hear getting the old jack off the notebook is very difficult to do. I wanted to upgrade the video card but that's not going to happen if I have power problems. Is ther ANYTHING that I can do short of soldering on a new power jack myself? If I tried to bend a couple of the wires sticking out on the jack would that help? Do you think Radishack would solder on a new jack for me or a local computer store would? What are my options?
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12/17/06 at 1:37pm