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Stopped turning on, charge light appears when plugged in...

I had to flip my house's main breaker switch a couple times while replacing an outlet in my kitchen and did not remember my Gateway cx2610 was charging.  I went to use my machine later on that day and noticed it was charging, but not running.  I tried to turn it on, but no response.  Any ideas?

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Here in the UK there is a fuse in the power plug, I don't how it goes in the US, but if you have a fuse in the laptopcharger's plug try to change it to a new one.
If there's none in the plug than if the laptop was not switched off, but it was in standby mode (very common with vista) and the charger went dead, than the battery went out of juice and the windows switched off the laptop, in that case try to buy a new charger, or use a spare one if you have any and it should work if there's no bigger problem, bout you had to have a big power spike for that and that would have damaged the TV or something else in the house as well.

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Try removing the battery and plug in AC power only and power up, sounds like you may have shorted the battery

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