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Laptop will not power up.

The battery has been getting weaker for some time. When fully charged it will only last about 20 minutes, now my laptop will not power up. When I hit the start button, the button will light up and the disc light will light and it sounds like the hard drive is humming but it only does this for about 10 seconds and everything shuts down. It does not matter if the power cord is plugged in or not or if the battery is even installed, it does the same thing. The laptop worked fine (except for the short battery life), I had been using it, and when I turned it off, it never did start again. Thanks, Mike.

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  • aub4768 Oct 25, 2008

    I replaced the battery and now my laptop (Gateway MX7118) will power up with or without the charger but I have no images on my desktop. I can see the backlight is working and a couple of times I have had bars going vertically across the screen but no mouse or anything useful on the screen. Thanks, Mike

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You have a bad battery. I had same problem before and i just replace my battery and it works fine again..

Goodluck!

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