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I have a Gateway NV53A laptop, and I've had two problems starting today. First of all, the time on the clock keeps resetting. Secondly, several times today, it's been plugged in to the wall, but turned off, and when I press the power button, nothing happens. It won't turn on. However, if I switch to a different plug in another room, it turns on fine. But then, if I let the screen time out or turn the computer off, the same thing will happen: I press the power button, nothing happens, switch to another plug, press the power button, and it turns on fine. Any ideas???
Replace the CMOS battery. In the Control Panel, Power Options, set to High Performance, open Advanced power settings, set Sleep and Hibernate to Never, Adjust other settings to your preference. Set Screen Saver Time. Always turn off the computer and unplug when not in use, it will prolong life and a reboot every day will reset the computer. I would say you have a issue with the outlet connections/plug. If you have a multimeter you can verify.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sometimes it is the battery not holding the vharge. If that is not the case then it most likely is the adapter connector on the mother board where there could be a broken solder connection or the connector itself may be broken. I had the same problem with my hp laptop and disassembled it abd found a broken solder connection to the motherboard and the adapter connector. I just made a solder connection where it was broken and everything came on normally.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
If the diagnostics displays on the LCD screen but you get no display when Windows starts to load, it sounds like you have a video software driver problem. Try tapping the F8 key when you power on your laptop and boot in Safe mode. If it works in safe mode then you need to check you driver. You can also try connecting the laptop to an eternal monitor and see what happens.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Without battery connected it wont work. Better buy a new batterry connect it and plug it for charging for 8Hrs conitnuosly without switching on the laptop.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Sounds like the infamous electrolytic capacitor plague (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague -- also read the discussion page)
In the early years of this century chinese spys stole a formula for novel electrolyte from a leading Japanese chemical company but unfortunately they only copied page 1 of the two-page recipe. The incomplete electrolyte went into many millions of capacitors reducing their life span dramatically. I understand these capacitors were made until 2004. That's about the time the G320 was manufactured, at least mine.
I opened and disassembled everything, I saw some "swollen" 1500uF/6.3V capacitors, replaced them and the G320 would start again.
This may sound easier than it was, however. I live in a country where computers aren't made no more and spare parts are hard to find. The G320 has 4 of the above caps in upright position and 4 placed horizontally. I could only get some larger types that do fit horizontally but not vertically. Thus I had to replace a bad vertical one by one of the remaining good horizontal ones and then replace the horizontal ones by the bigger ones.
If you re-assemble your G320 make sure you use the shortest 3 screws for the the points where the upper cover is fastened to the metal sheet frame that presses the cpu against the heat sink. If you use a longer screw (which I did) you may experience that a destroyed 4x56 ohms resistor network chip on the mainboard can also be hard to be relaced in non computer producing countries.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 16, 2011
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