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Tried to plug in my laptop with my ac plug and it wouldn't work..... do some of them only work with a battery plugged into them? Model# E_100M-3402694R
I would start by replacing my AC adapter. Is sounds like a short in your power supply. If that doesn't fix it then it is an issue with the laptop.
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The battery is probably faulty, try a different one. If it does the same thing with a different battery, then must be a short in behind the battery socket on the laptop. In that case better take it to service.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
SOURCE: laptop won't turn on
The blinking orange battery light generally indicates that the battery isn't working properly, usually going out and not charging properly. In this case, since the adapter will not power the machine without the battery, and it should, I'm going to say that the adapter is going out and not getting the proper amount of power to the system. Try replacing the adapter. Be sure to replace it with a Dell replacement, the Targus brand universal adapters do not work well with Dell machines, and in most cases won't work at all.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
It sounds like you have a faulty power jack, and possibly a dead battery as well. You should take it to a person you may know that can order and solder a new one in or take it to your local electronics repair shop. I do repairs like this on a daily basis for my computer business.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
It's a hardware failure like a cpu fan not working or faulty ram.Check the gateway site for an explanation of the lights. It's flashing a trouble code.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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