This instructable covers how to fix a broken MX series' barrel plug adapter. In the older Gateway laptops it is common for the center rod of the adapter to come out of the charging port. I show you how to fix it with a paper clip and some solder.
I assume no risk of you damaging your computer! Do this at your own discretion if you feel comfortable.
Things you will need:
-Soldering gun and solder
-non-insulated paper clip
-appropriate size drill bit (this may vary)
-fingernail clippers (for clipping paper clip off as close as possible to the port)