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Gateway mx6453 thought I heard a snap and the comptuer went dead.

Thought I smelled a transformer type smell but wasn,t sure. About an hour into using it,it just went dead.I pushed the start button,the light in front flashes red a few times and thats it. I have a bad connect with power cord into the computer. Outside chance the battery is dead and can't make a connection with power cord but I don't think so. My last hope is here.

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  • dougnr Mar 21, 2009

    I just had the same problem. I plugged in the power supply while the computer was running. I heard a 'click' and the unit went dead. The power supply is fine, so I had hoped it was a fuse I could get at, but I can't seem to get the bottom cover completely off.


    I bought this thing at Best Buy so I may see what they would charge to have a look.

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It sounds like you have a fault with the power port on the mainboard or power board (quite a few gateways have a separate power board) , the battery won't charge if this damaged or loose which would explain the dead battery. The smell is probably caused by sparking on the loose power port. I wouldn't try to power it on anymore as you may damage it further. it is possible that the area around the power port is burntout therefore rendering the powerboard or mainboard useless but they are replaceable at a cost. If the laptop is still under warranty then you will need to take it back to where you brought it.
You will need to take it to an engineer to have it assessed unless you are able to make the repair yourself. Good luck hope this helps.

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