The AC Cord works, but I'm not sure about the part that plugs into the back. The computer won't even turn on. It doesn't work at all. When I plug in the wall adapter, the green light doesn't even come on. Any ideas?
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Re: Gateway 7330gz Laptop Won't Charge
Could be your connection inside the laptop itself.
They tend to go easily in gateways.
The wear and tear from plugging it in and out.
Cost approximately $70.00 - $100.00 to repair.
Can usually get the best price at a small computer repair store
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You may have already done this, but remember many laptops require that you remove the battery for about 30 sec. as well as disconnect the AC power to reset them. Always try this when everything appears completely dead.
Your problem is far more than the battery. Your problem is the power cord. Laptops for the most part will work off the power cord even if the battery is dead or even if the battery is not in the laptop. Your power cord charges your battery and if it is bad it will not charge it. You've been working off your battery even though you might have had the power cord plugged in, but if it's bad and not charging the battery, the battery drains and then you can't get the laptop to power on at all. Go purchase a ac adapter and power cord that is designed for your system. Don't buy one that some of the big box stores sell that has a an interchangeable plug at the end designed to fit just about any laptop. Those will eventually burn *********** board out.
First try using a different ac adapter/power cord.If after trying that it won't power up it only leaves the power board where the power button is located may be bad or the power jack where the ac adapter/power cord plugs into the laptop may be bad.Alot of the time when the ac adapter/power cord gets weak or stops working at all will cause it to not charge or not turn on even plugged in.
If the battery won't charge and the laptop won't turn on but the ac adapter works with other laptops, then the problem is the port where you plugin the ac adapter. Some of the laptops has it built in to the motherboard. So you might need to have it repaired by a technician. Or if the laptop is still in warranty, you might need to send it to the manufacturer to have it repaired or replaced. But if the laptop works without the battery, or it will turn on but the battery indicator is not lighting up, you're facing one of these problems.
1. The battery itself is dead.
2. the battery bay is loose
3. the battery itself is loose
Hope this helps...
Take out the AC power jack and then remove the laptop battery. Plug AC power back in and see if the laptop will turn on. If it turns on let it boot the operating system and then shut down as normal, remove the power cord and reinsert the battery and again see if it will switch on. If it does then there has been a glitch with the battery. If it doesn't then there is a problem with the battery.
If the laptop won't switch on either with or without the battery then there is a possibility that the motherboard has developed a problem.
For a test
-Remove the battery from the laptop. (leave it out)
-Plug in the adapter and turn the laptop on.
-Gently wiggle the adapter plugged in
If the computer powers off the solder and/or pins have broken loose from the DC jack. This is very common. Average repair bill is around $150, if your in the Denver Colorado Area I can do the repair for about $50
If it won't turn on while you wiggle the adapter and hit the power button then the adapter is bad again sadly
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.