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Laptop won't turn on

When i plug in charger no lights come on. when i push power button a red light blinks and that is it. the charger still works on a different computer.

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  • denedwards Jan 25, 2009

    I am looking at one with the same problem. I was trying to get it working for a freind. I ordered a new ac adapter charging cord but it made no difference. After talking to computer geeks at Best By they agreed that it is the dc jack that needs repair but they don't do this kind of work. I found Comprehensive Computing on the internet Http://comprehensivecomputing.net that looks like they do extensive dc jack repairs for $99 and give a lifetime guarentee. My next step will be to send it to them. Their number is 276-964-2500. Good luck, Denny from Michigan.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Charger cord looks good don't know

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It may very well be a bad jack but it also could be a bad battery that is not retaining charge. Yes, a bad battery will cause many laptops not to turn on.
1- how does the charger jack fit; is it loose or wiggle when pluged in? or does it fit snugly with no movement when plugged in? If the charger no longer fits snuggly or moves a lot when plugged in, it may very well be a bad dc jack. Not a task for a DIYer but well worth having fixed.

2- Try removing the battery and see it powers on the charger only. Some laptops will not work without a battery and some will. If this is a Gateway, it probably will work without a battery.

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