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Gateway not turning on with or without battery/AC adaptor

Recently, I noticed that my Gateway laptop won't turn on...at all.  I would just get a red blinking light, indicating that the battery has no power.  I called Gateway and at this point, when I pressed the power button, absolutely nothing happened, not even a blinking red light.  Gateway said that since I wasn't under warranty anymore, they would have to charge me $200 + to diagnose the issue.  I said no thanks considering I can't even turn it on AT ALL to do anything. I took it to best buy where they took the battery out and plugged my adaptor into the wall, where absolutely nothing happened.  They told my my computer is fried. When I took it home and didn't touch it for a few days, I noticed that now, plugging it in, it's giving me the same red blinking light when i go to turn on the power.  When I go to take out the battery and still plug in the ac power adaptor into an outlet, i get absolutely NOTHING, not even a red blinking light.   After explaining this to Gateway, they said it didnt' sound like the battery was the problem, that I quite possibly fried my computer.  I bought a Mac and love it, but i'm just wondering if these people are right or my Gateway is salvageable.

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These people are right and there is definitely some hardware issues with your computer...which can be repaired but not really worth the money or effort.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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