You can replace that cable with 6 or so wires from point a to point b. The cable is called a flat ribbon cable and Gateway and other makers are terrible about stocking spares. My best source has been dropped laptops that sell on ebay, craigslist for peanuts. We give them 50 bucks tops for a cracked screen, no ram, no hard disk laptop and pilfer cables and other parts.
Power jack break.
Close laptop. Oops, broke cable.
Cable connects the power button panel to the main board. I can't turn my laptop on anymore.
The Link to photo bucket slideshow should be visually explanatory. You can see the size of the cable proportion to its background
What is the name of this cable?
Is it a specific part for this Gateway?
What are the odds of me finding it?
Suggestions on where to shop?
Eugene Thunder V.