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Gateway m-6834 battery light blinking red and won't turn on

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    if the power sub system on the board is fried?...What do you do?

  • Shadow1989 May 11, 2010

    does it start with the power cord plugged in?

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Either:

A) Bad battery

Easy to check, take it out and try to boot. If yes. Get a new battery.

http://www.shopbattery.net/gam6mselirel15.html

If no.

B) Bad AC adapter

Does the power brick have an LED on it? Is it on. Even if it is it may not be putting out voltage. If the cord gets bent alot it can break inside so it looks normal. If you or some you know has a MultiMeter , have them check the voltage.If you know someone with the same laptop, try theirs. If it works get a new one.

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C) Broken connector inside laptop
If a known working AC adapter doesnt work there could be a broken connector inside that needs to be resoldered or the power subsystem on the board could be fried.




Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • erastus600 Jan 01, 2011

    Mine is doing the same thing with the C) option...sorta. I removed the battery, plugged the known working AC adapter in. Power light glows blue, as it should, other parts of the keyboard light up, but the screen is blank. What's going on?

  • Billy Kidd Apr 13, 2011

    It could be a number of things but I'd start out with this sequence:

    1) Bad inductor
    2) Bad screen
    3) Defect in motherboard. (On mine there were 2 metal clips that held a cable in place. They came loose inside the machine and shorted a zener diode and inverter.

    One thing to test, plug in an external monitor, does that work? It did on mine.

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