I went to trun it on and a red light flashed and now it wont turn on or charge at all ... can the battery be bad or the cord ? it was not droped ... it did get cold but has been in warm nad is not room temp?? what do i get to do to fix it ..... I check the cord it is working...
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Hi there. Your problem seems to be the battery. Usually when the battery is at the end of its life the indicator stays at 0%. If you are still unsure you can go to download.com and get free battery testing software. Good luck...
Hi, Here's one way to determine the problem. Take the battery out and try to boot on AC power only, if it boots turn it back off, reinsert the battery again and try to boot. Sometimes you just have to take the battery out and plug it back in again, with others it is the battery and you have to leave then out until a replacement is bought. If it still won't boot on AC only, remove and reinsert the memory, try to boot the computer and listen for any beeps. Post back if you need further assistance.
Flashing red light 3 times and won't boot. I recently recalibrated the battery and again the 3 flashing red lights. Seem to be draining the battery fast. It's also a new battery...which work for about 2 weeks before the 3 flashing red lights first started. Now 2 batteries later. It won't boot.
Check the fan vents... if they are clear of dust and lint. If there is some it may need a cleaning inside also.
Since the battery is light is "red" remove the battery. It could have been over heated or shorted outinside.
If it dont power up at all with only the AC adaptor (removing the battery) then try the reseting the "Reset" button under the unit.
Gateway was working good went upstairs came back NOTHING BLACK SCREEN....
My gateway screen was constently black every time I powered on nothing no bios, nostart up no warning..The board has indicating lights to follow the start up power light on, battery light on, then the disk drive....but thats it normaly the harddrive reader light comes on but nothing.... So detached every component and tested individually..... come to find out one of my 2 ram slots is damaged not the chips...this could be your problem..try
Ok the lightning bolt is your power indicator: solid green-charging, Flashing green-fully charged, flashing red-low battery, flashing red three times the once green-bad battery. the "trash can" looking one is your hard drive activity indicator it will flash while your hard drive is reading and writing.
Go to www.mundocorp.com. They sell Gateway Laptop repair parts. THey list the Stylus for about $44.00 US Which is a good deal. I paid $89 CDN for my replacement direct form Gateway whey they were still available there.