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The AC adapter that I brought from Best Buy doesn't have enough power to get my computer to- charger-up. The S/N of my computer is T3A6931000974. The tec from best buy said that the adapter didnt have enough power. My question is what kind of adapter do I need? where can I buy it from?

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Looks like a 90 watt AC adapter will do what you need

http://www.batteryfuel.com/ac-5001sp-gateway-mx6955-laptops-90w-universal-notebook-ac-adapter.html

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