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Gateway computer power cord will not stay in the back of the computer. Is the computer's port bad or do I just need a new power pack.

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From the information that you have posted I would suggest that you try a new IEC Cable in the back of you computer. As long as there is no physical connection damage then the computer's port should be fine.

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