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GATEWAY LAPTOPS NOT CHARGING...WE NEED TO GET FILE COMPLAINTS WITH BOTH BBB AND GATEWAY AND THEN SUE THEM IF NOTHING HAPPENS...

I TOO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY GATEWAY LAPTOP -THAT A LOT OF THE POSTS CONCERNING GATEWAYS SEEM TO BE HAVING. I TOO HAVE PURCHASED NUMEROUS BATTERIES AND AC ADAPTERS BUT TO NO AVAIL. I HAVE FOUND OUT THE PROBLEM !!! THE FEMALE PART THAT THE AC ADAPTER CONNECTS TO - INSIDE THE COMPUTER ON THE MOTHERBOARD - IS AT FAULT. IT IS EITHER A BAD PIECE THAT SHOULD BE RECALLED OR GATEWAY HAS INTENTIONALLY MADE THESE PIECES WEAKER IN ORDER FOR THE COMPUTER TO FAIL AND FORCE THE CONSUMER TO PURCHASE SERVICE FROM THEM OR BUY A NEW COMPUTER. REGARDLESS SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. PLEASE JOIN ME IN FILING A COMPLAINT WITH BOTH THE BBB IN YOUR AREA OR ONLINE, AND FILE A COMPLAINT WITH GATEWAY. THIS PROBLEM SHOULD NOT EXISIT. THANK YOU !!!

NOT KEEPING A CHARGE

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    My GATEWAY MX8711 is unable to charge.

  • eljimmy70 Jan 30, 2009

    hi, have you solved your problem? Im still having the same problem and dont know what to do. let me know please.

    Jimmy
    eljimmy70@hotmail.com


  • cprior Feb 15, 2009

    I am having the same issue with the Laptop not charging

  • 1wired1 Feb 23, 2009

    I have the same problem. I've tried multiple chargers, but I can see the screen flicker all the time showing the poor connection somewhere in the link. The charger works with other computers, so it is definitely the female side of the connection.

  • moose7700 Mar 16, 2009

    I'm on my 4th charger and am also to the point where I don't want to put anymore money into this! Time for a new Laptop. I know one thing though...I'm done with Gateway!

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I was told by the computer repair company the connection is arching back and shorting out the chargers. To have a connection replaced would be $150 so that is what we are going to do. We have gone through 4 chargers on our gateway also.

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  1. USIN CAPZ MAK U LUK IGNORANT
  2. Contact gateway. Let them know you have seen multiple reports of this online
    and you believe this should be repaired under manufactures warranty.
  3. Stop threatening to sue any/everyone because you don't like them.
    This never bodes well and creates a negative vibe for the person who will try to help you!

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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