Question about Gateway NV59C26u PC Notebook
My laptop runs on just AC power, and just on battery power, but I cant use the adapter and battery at the same time, the power button, battery and charge indicator lights blink steady with the ac adapter and battery installed. The power light blinks blue, the battery light blinks orange the the ac input indicator blinks blue, and they are all in sync. I seen that Gateway had a bios update for a battery issue but i managed to boot into windows with the battery on, and as soon as I plug in the AC adapter the lights start blinking and it doesnt recognise that its plugged in which fails my efforts for the bios update. I did a teardown to check the motherboard and all connections seem fine. I have tried different AC adapters and different batteries as well. Doesnt work in Macbuntu either....I'm stumped, please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it may need to be left on charge for a while...
when u first boot by pressing power wait for a minute or so and press and hold power button til shut down then try reboot..also try boot from disk....need to distinguish whether motherboard or software issue.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
If you've replaced both the battery and the ac adapter then the fault lies in the charging circuit of the motherboard and generally that is either a motherboard replacement or having the power connection on the motherboard by a service center, either way usually about $100
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
I have a new gateway laptop with windows 7 and today it said plugged in not charging 8%. I tried everything and nothing worked so I turned it off and unplugged it and took the battery out and put it back in and it started charging...hopefully this works.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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