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Gateway 160 W power supply

Our computer has been shutting off intermittintly on its own. I cannot restart it or even shut it off by holding in the power button.. the only way to restart was to shut the power to the computer and then plug it back in. Now we cannot even turn it on. We called Gateway support and they sent us directions on how to test if it is the power supply or motherboard. It appears to be the power supply. Where can we find one (preferably at a store rather than internet in case we have to return it)? Does it have to be the same Wattage, and how do we find one to fit in the same space?

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If you need a new power supply you would want to by a new one with 160w and up:)

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