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Power supply doesn't seem to supply power to Gateway labtop

Everything was working fine, until the cord got snagged on my foot but i caught it before it pulled the computer. Then after that even when the power supply was plugged in, the computer still ran off of battery power until it ran out. I don't think it's a problem with the laptop rather, the cord and/or power supply itself.

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It may have broken the small wires inside the cord, in which case you'll have to replace the adapter. You can pick one up at Office Depot. They have universal ones with different tips for all brands. Optionally, if your adapter has removable cords just change out the cord. You can find them at Fry's electronics or any online store like newegg.com, tigerdirect.com or zipzoomfly.com

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Well its likely that you could have damaged the power cord. If one of the internal wires got yanked when your foot caught the cord it could have lost it's connection. Try going to an electronics store and asking if they have any universal adapters, look on the back and see if your laptop model is supported. Try it and see if it works, if not return the cord and the problem will be with the female plug in the back of the laptop. Like you said its probably not the laptop

Hope this helps, please comment back if you have any further questions or information about the problem. Feel free to leave positive feedback if this helps, thanks for stopping by at Fixya!

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