Re: Cannot get the laptop to boot up with battery power
There are allegedly at least ten million dodgy lithium ion batteries out there and subject to recall. Claim on your guarantee.
Recently I was pestered into getting a cheap used laptop for a yachtsman. He wanted it to run a charts program but when tried on battery it only ran for half an hour. After an overnight charge it ran for 2 minutes. The computer store that originally sold it when new tried it on their test battery but it still wouldn't boot. They said the laptop was no good. By now the complaints were giving me earache but a new battery was on its way from China. It wouldn't boot on that one either, quitting after several seconds. To shut the blokes rattle I gave him his money back. What was very odd was the fact that if mains power was used during boot-up, a whole DVD movie could be played on battery! This would indicate that the lithium ion cells are OK, very strange. To try to salvage something out of the mess I bought a similar model spares-or-repair on eBay. To my amazement the battery from the scrap laptop boots my laptop (Advent 7016 AKA Gericom Blockbuster N251S6) no problem. Allegedly these "smart" laptop batteries have safety trip circuits built in to prevent them from catching fire. If the current trips are set too low the laptop won't boot-up as empirical results indicate that booting-up uses a lot of current, (its a bit like starting a car).
In my case it was in effect 4th battery lucky, so I don't have much faith in the computer shops technicians who said the laptop was no good. Putting WindowsXP SP2 on and doing a defrag also helps and a new coin cell for the BIOS is also a good idea. This machine really flies now!
With a decent battery your laptop should boot OK even when the battery is only half charged. Good Luck!
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If unable to boot follow the below steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop
This may work I have not tested this as I have not got a gateway laptop
Does the laptop start up with power adaptor plugged in? If yes then battery may be dead, you can check for a replacement online, battery model may be AA-PB2VC6B but check the battery label to ensure you note the correct battery model.
If the laptop does not boot with the power adaptor inserted, remove the battery and try booting with just power supply inserted and see if laptop boots.
If still not booting then it is a hardware fault, either battery, power adaptor or internal part possibly motherboard, you will have to contact Samsung for repair.
If you want to keep your important data, use some softwares can solve thewindows won't startproblem most quickly, and no data will lose. Besides, it is very easy, even the people who lack of computer knowledge can deal with windows won't boot issue.
It should boot when connected directly to the power outlet through the laptop adaptor. If it is not boot, then the adaptor might not be supplying the needed power to boot it up.
If it is possible, try to isolate the issue. Charge your new battery using another laptop. Then plug it in your laptop to see if it works. If it will work, then it is the AC adaptor of your laptop that is defective. If the charged battery still won't make the laptop boot, then there is something wrong with your laptop hardware. If could be a motherboard issue of your laptop.
There could be a problem with the battery. A fast check to determine whether you have a problem with the power
adapter, power cord or the laptop's battery is to turn off the laptop,
remove the battery, connect the power adapter, turn on the laptop &
see if it works.
If the laptop works directly from the power adapter
with the battery removed, then the power adapter is good. In this case
we can suspect that the battery is defective & needs to be replaced.
If this did not work, try also disassembling the laptop & make sure
that all main components are seated properly. Also make sure that all
ribbon cables interconnecting the various components of the laptop are
Remove the AC power jack and then the battery. Hold down the on/off button for 30 seconds, that will drain any residual power from the laptop.
Then just plug in AC power only and try to boot the laptop up. If it boots let it load Windows and then shut it down. Remove the AC power jack and then re-insert the battery. Then try to boot the laptop up.
Hi, Turn the laptop off and remove the battery and AC power. Clean the brass contacts on the battery and the laptop. Plug
in AC power only and see if the laptop boots up without the battery, go into
the BIOS and set the BIOS to default settings. Save the changes and let
the laptop boot into Windows. Once in Windows power down the laptop again and remove the AC power. Reinsert the battery and AC power and boot the laptop up. See if that has helped.
several things it could be but im going to look at the obvious the battery and cord hook up
laptops when plugged into contstant 120 power the battery is supposed to go into stand by mode and shut battery off so power dont leak into battery
if you have low battery with it plugged into 120 the comp will still think the battery is powering the laptop if battery dead then comp shuts down lack of power
other thing is somehow you caught a virus that reboots comp from dos screen mode
the main thing i always ask is what was the last thing that happened before it did what its doing now
example= was there a power surge pop up screens ect.