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Gateway laptop won't turn on even after being charged or while plugged in.

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Is any of the indicators glowing when you plugged in the laptop? If yes then try removing the battery and connect the laptop to the adaptor, and try to start it. If nothing changes or if no LED is glowing then make sure that the adaptor is okay. If you are sure that the adaptor is okay then you have a motherboard related issue

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