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Laptop won't turn on

I took my laptop in to get looked at because I was getting absolutely no power. The battery was fine and so was the ac adapter. They tell me its the mother board. Because I don't know a blessed thing about it I am not sure if I being told this is the problem so that I can replace it. They said that it would be cheaper to replace the whole laptop than to replace the mother board. What should I do?

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  • piglet98 Oct 27, 2008

    I have no geek friends... Not techy geeks anyway...LOL ;-) I will try the second opinion first. Thanks so much for your help!

  • ronmero Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. I found out that its the female part inside of the laptop that connects the motherboard to the ac adapter. There's a metal connector that leads into the motherboard from the female part, its broken, its soooo small that you can't find it. I, luckily found it by accident. I fixed it by soldering a bead connecting the broken pieces, if you're going to try be very careful. I have 2 gateway laptops and they both have that issue, I think gateway does it on purpose so that we could spend more money either trying to fix it or spending money to buy another laptop...ITS Bu!!Sh!T!!!!!

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If you know someone who has the same laptop, try testing your battery and adapter on that laptop just to make sure that they are working fine. If not, it might be a motherboard issue and replacing a laptop motherboard would cost a lot.

If you have a geek friend, ask him/her to use the multimeter to check that the power supply is delivering the correct voltage to the motherboard.

If you dont, try to get another opinion from another place to check if they say it's the same problem.

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