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My mum has a evesham laptop she run it pluged in mains before she plugs into computer the charger is just green and when she plugs it into laptop it starts to flash and laptop will not swicth on can u help


Sometimes this is caused by a bad battery, you could try taking the battery out and run it off the mains, however, with this make of laptop, like Gateway and Hi Grades, the issue probably lies in a burned out or faulty power board. The flashing light on the charger indicates that power is being, for want ofa better expression, "rejected" by the laptop... current has nowhere to go, so it is not flowing and the blinking light is indicating this.

As to repairs.. suggest it needs stripping down, oddly enough,the problem might just be a simple short caused by a screw working loose and shorting out a component

Jan 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Have a Gateway NV78 Laptop love it but there are 2 blue lights on lower left corner of the laptop and the one on the right goes to "red" sometimes why? This is "on the case" not the screen/monitor...


Do you have the Gateway NV78 Series User's Reference Guide?
(English)

Gateway Support > NV78 Gateway NV78 Notebook Series > Support Documents,

http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/nv/NV78/NV78ul.shtml

If not, left-click on,
Gateway NV78 Series User's Reference Guide - English

This is a PDF file.
Takes a few seconds before you see the first page, and additional time to fully download.
Suggestion is that you let the file fully download, before looking through it.

(Your computer has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files)

Page 18,

Battery Charge Indicator.
(Has a symbol which looks like a flashlight battery)

"LED Solid Red
Battery is malfunctioning
Important: This LED only lights up when your notebook is connected to AC power, (The AC adapter is plugged in. 'Charger'),
or the battery charge is very low"

Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a laptop gateway computer, the power light is on but everything else is dead, I cannot get the hard drive to eject,all this seem to happen after I got a virus?will this have anything to do with my...


Check all connections mate . Any one of the below could be faulty :-

Power outlet at the wall - try plugging something else into the socket or use a different socket

Are you using any multi-plug adapters? Plug the laptop straight into the mains

Your DC jack may be loose (Where the charger plugs in). This is a common problem and most laptops will get this during their life. Take if to a repair shop to get it fixed. A quick way of checking this is to plug the charger in and wiggle the cord - if the socket where the charger plugs in moves , its a loose jack and it will need to be resoldered.

Dead Battery - Try another battery , or let the battery charge - Try running directly off the mains

Hard drive wont eject? - There not supposed to , the only way you usually disconnect the hard drive is by unscrewing it from the laptop.

How far can you get when you say "Everything else is dead"? can you get to the BIOS? , does anything appear on the screen aty all? If you get a picture but cant boot then its likely that the virus corrupted your windows installation which means you will have to use the repair discs that came with the laptop or another windows install disc to reinstall windows - This will however , lose any documents , music , programs etc that you put on - If you want to keep things off the drive , plug it into another laptop , get all your data back then reinstall into your own laptop. If you rtry putting the drive in another laptop and things dont work and you cant even get your data or the drive doesnt appear , you will need a new hard drive and then have to reinstall windows on the new drive

Dec 30, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Here's more info to my problem: Gateway laptop is 4 years old. Now getting message that says "System Fan Error!! !!Please turn off system and checkyour system fan!!" Computer was purchased...


Your CPU fan has failed! your heatsink overheats quickly and then shuts down to protect itself from burning up. Your motherboard is Not the problem, the fan is. This fan can be replaced by any compotent laptop technician. Make sure the tech has access to Gateway or has a source that supplys Gateway parts, as the part must be made for Gateway laptops and your model exactly! 90% of this type of problem can be repaired! Don't let non-techs at Best Buy or any other dept. store tell you your PC is "No Good". Take the time like your doing and do some research the problem before giving your hard earned cash to a 16 year old "Technician/salesman/commision/bonus" person.
If the Harddrive is undamaged and it can be mounted yes, your stuff can be saved to DVD or such. Be prepared though, this type of service can be costly so ask around and get quotes.

Nov 30, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I need to find out if i have a warranty on my computer. i need a new charger. My charger is not working all the time.


Check your invoice, the warrenty used to be on it most of the times, mostly it's at least 1 year.
And search for a sticker on the machine, sometimes it shows this information as well, but to get a charger you'll need to find the invoice anyway.

Nov 24, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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The AC adapter that I brought from Best Buy doesn't have enough power to get my computer to- charger-up. The S/N of my computer is T3A6931000974. The tec from best buy said that the adapter didnt have...


Looks like a 90 watt AC adapter will do what you need

http://www.batteryfuel.com/ac-5001sp-gateway-mx6955-laptops-90w-universal-notebook-ac-adapter.html

Sep 05, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Laptop wont charge


Hi

First you need to establish that where the problem is. In your laptop or in its charger. It can be done by connecting either of the item to a known, functional one. Once it is declared which of them is defective, the problem can be investigated fiurther.

GudLuk

Aug 29, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Trying to buy a laptop charger


depending on what make and model it is you may be able to pick one up from austin computers or order one in from the computer makers

Jul 21, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I received the replacement keyboard for my Gateway laptop computer without the "easy to read instructions". I was hoping that these instructions for removal of the defective keyboard and...


Hi
The best I could find was the product page for the keyboard. Otherwise you'll need to either contact the people who you bought it off or use a general guide for replacing keyboard such as this one. It does have laptop - specific instructions for some Gateway laptops - hopefully you'll hit lucky!

You could try searching specifically for "(your laptop make & model number) keyboard replacement guide" if the above link does not work. Google usually has the answers! Alternatively if you provide me with the model number I could have a look around for you.

Hope this helps and good luck!
Philip

Jul 13, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Gateway MX8711 CHARGER IS OVERHEATING.....NOT CHARGING FULLY NOW CHARGER HOT TO TOUCH...CAN'T LEAVE NOTEBOOK CHARGING TOO LONG


how old is this charger?? might be time for a replacement, also im sure the battery is no longer good either

take the batter out see if the computer stay on and gets hot.

if it does still get hot check if the CPU fan or the fans are spinning, if not, the MOTHERBOARD could be shot.

check the fan make sure they are free moving, no dust.

Jun 21, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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