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Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Jan 21, 2018

Hi, First make sure your tape connections are correct, if everything is okay then you have/need, a new video card. Please leave me feed back: Malcolm Campbell, Thanks.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017

It is usually the plug or socket. If you go to fleabay, purchase a new socket, remove the old one after removing the motherboard from the case and fit the new one. Check the plug first.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Aug 04, 2017

replace the battery, perhaps you are using the wrong charger, or even charging for too long.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Apr 23, 2016

Perhaps because the installation disc is a CD rather than a DVD. Another possibility is that the Notebook drive cannot read the CD correctly.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Mar 05, 2016

When turn on your machine press F2 to enter in the BIOS Menu and look for Master Password or Pasword an ddisable it.

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Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Apr 18, 2014

This may help: http://batterycare.net/en/index.html

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Mar 15, 2014

What does this have to do with PC laptops ???

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Feb 11, 2014

I installed a new alternater th battery is new

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 27, 2013

Make sure you haven't got the Caps Lock on, the password is case sensitive.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

The button is going bad. If you are luck it is just dirty. You can try cleaning it with electrical contact cleaner. It comes in an aerosol can. You can buy it at many electronics or auto part stores.

Be careful with it though, because it is mineral spirit based and could harm plastics, clothing, etc... if you spray it where it doesn't belong.

If that doesn't work...you are kinda out of luck. The button is wearing out. The cost of repair would be steep if the computer isn't under warranty. You would probably need a whole new motherboard. I would try and use the power button as little as possible...let the computer sleep instead of shutting it off.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 07, 2013

I searched gateway's website but they're pretty tight lipped about their service guides. I did find this link to some pdf files, even though it's not your exact model, you might find some useful info there. Hope this helps and good luck. If I 'fixed ya' please rate me.Thanks.-jmattes ( just copy and paste the link into your browser) http://tim.id.au/laptops/gateway/

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Hello Angel,

I have no idea what accents you are looking for. Accents in the voice and speech section, accents for the case or what. Please provide a enlarged description of what you are looking for in the add a comment section below.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Hello dhbbq,
A laptop making beep sounds when powered up usually has a problem with the RAM on the motherboard. Sometimes it is the hard drive but difficult to know at this time. Please supply a update in the add a comment section below. Let us know what happened, I.E. spill liquid, power surge or other conditions that led up to your machine not coming on.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Hello Howard,
It has been my experience that the switches that are used on a laptop motherboard are a switch called a membrane switch. This type of switch is made of a elastic cover over a spring assembly. The problem with these switches is that the spring or elastic cover do weaken over use and time. The only cure is to replace the switch. On a motherboard it is less expensive to replace the machine unless you have the technical ability to replace the switch it's self. And that may not be all. Some switch assemblies may have more then 5 switches in the assembly. They can be very difficult to repair. If a electronics repair shop in your area reputes it's self as a component level repair then it might be worth a try. Be advised that there probably will be a check out fee that is paid up front. We hope that this helps you.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013

Shutdown issues can occur for different reasons besides overheating. If it IS heat, then it could be that your vents are clogged with dust. Used compressed air and blow into the areas on the bottom and the sides that look like grills for air flow. I'd try this first.
Another reason for shutdowns could be a bad connecting AC cord alongside a failing battery. If you laptop is always plugged in, then the battery can lose its ability to hold a charge. If you're AC tip wiggles too much when plugged in, it could be a broken DC-in jack which may not be worth the repair as they are usually soldered to the motherboard.
Easiest way to see if the AC is the issue is to remove the battery and gently wiggle the cord to see if it powers off from the movement.
Also if the AC cord is twisted up too much it can cause a break in the cable. Examine the cord length and see if you have any bulges, or even cat or dog bites.

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Nov 18, 2013

I would remove the heatsink and fan, clean the processor surfaces with methylated spirit or isopropanol, use new heatsink compound and that should fix your issue. Yes yes, heatsink pipe should get hot!

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

Sounds like it is getting too hot. Does it feel real hot when it shuts down? Is the fan and power supply working well and unobstructed so they get good air circulation?

Gateway MD2614u... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

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