Question about Gateway MT3705 Notebook

1 Answer

My gateway mt6839b wont turn on anymore

It worked before i left it charging allnite then went to turn it on in the mornig and nothing it was dead. No lights come on even when i put the charger in, but the battery life says 100%.

Posted by on

  • gorgeousbb Dec 02, 2008

    The same thing happened to me! I am so angry. I only had this computer for about 4 months!!! I am taking online classes so I need my laptop. I called Gateway Technical support and the stupid rep is telling me to go rent a computer or go to the library. She instructed me to turn the machine off and on, remove the cord battery, and nothing worked. I never spilled anything on it or dropped it. They want me to send the computer in (I am responsible for the shipping). They said they may have to delete all of the information stored on it so I have to take it and have the data transferred (I have to pay for that as well).

    I really want to avoid sending the computer in if there's a simple soultion.


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Skillz Unlimited MDA

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • skillzgeez Dec 05, 2008

    From Skillz,

    For "1 Other User Has The Same Problem"... you can transfer your data externally as long as your HD is still stable and runs DOS.... there is a 12-20$ USB -to-parellel converter attaches to your HD externally using the pin connectors... try this before going to companies such as Dve svers and so forth..... google "USB IDE Adapter" if your drive is other than try "USB ___Adapter"

    Skillz Unlimited MDA


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway NV52 Battery LED blinks 5 times then nothing. Will not start/boot Power LED does not come on. Know battery charger is bad but battery shows 10v charge. Where do I look next?

Power adapter faults will often take out components on the motherboard as well, including the processor.


gateway blink codes.

You aren't the first to have this problem!


Nov 08, 2016 | Gateway PC Laptops

1 Answer

Won t start after dead battery

take out the battery and reboot without the battery in

Oct 23, 2013 | Gateway PC Laptops

1 Answer

My computer literally turned off on itself for the first time in the middle of doing something on the computer. Now it is not turning on. Nothing is happening. The battery is charged and everything.

Yes i have scrapped a couple of gateways doing this. It seems to be the charging circuit in the motherboard. it appears to be charging but its not. Try running it with no battery and just on the mains. If it continues to work ok then its the charging circuit and the motherboard needs replacing. Also bear in mind Gateway went bust a few years ago so dont know where you would get a replacement.

Aug 11, 2011 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

2 Answers

My Gateway M-6847 will not turn on. When I press the power button the wireless light and power button light just flashes quickly. Also the battery light in front stays lit while plugged in.


silly question sorry
but have you charged the battery or plugged the power cord into plug and switched on to try to charge the battery for a couple of hrs without using the laptop

Jun 23, 2011 | Gateway M-6847 Notebook PC

1 Answer

I have a gateway mp8708 and it wont charge, boot, or even power the charging led. i tested the charger and itd fine. what could be the problem?

One of two things are likely your problem:

1) The battery is so dead that it's preventing any power from reaching the rest of the PC. Try pulling the battery out, plugging the laptop in, and turning it on.

If that doesn't work,

2) The motherboard power converter is burned out. If this is the case, unfortunately you will need a replacement motherboard or a replacement laptop.

Good luck, and hope this is helpful!

May 18, 2011 | Gateway MP8708 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop wont turn on

Try removing the battery and plug in the power adapter and then power on your laptop. If this doesn't work, put the battery back in and plug in the power adapter and try turning it on. If that doesn't work then take the power cable out and try with only the battery. Try in this order and see if it comes back up, if not, you may have some dead hardware.

Mar 12, 2009 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

1 Answer

Gateway mx6453 thought I heard a snap and the comptuer went dead.

It sounds like you have a fault with the power port on the mainboard or power board (quite a few gateways have a separate power board) , the battery won't charge if this damaged or loose which would explain the dead battery. The smell is probably caused by sparking on the loose power port. I wouldn't try to power it on anymore as you may damage it further. it is possible that the area around the power port is burntout therefore rendering the powerboard or mainboard useless but they are replaceable at a cost. If the laptop is still under warranty then you will need to take it back to where you brought it.
You will need to take it to an engineer to have it assessed unless you are able to make the repair yourself. Good luck hope this helps.

Mar 04, 2009 | Gateway MX6453 Notebook

2 Answers

Battery Charging Gateway MX8711

How to replace the CMOS battery. In some cases this can charge the battery and resolve your issue. This often resolves CMOS battery related issues when a computer has been left off for ...

Good Luck, Please dont for get to Vote, Thank You.

Dec 20, 2007 | Gateway MX8711 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway MT3705 Notebook Logo

374 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway PC Laptops Experts

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1128 Answers

Are you a Gateway PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides