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GATEWAY LAPTOP, SHUT OFF W/NOT POWER ON, ONLY 2YRS

I THINK IT MIGHT BE FAN AS GOT VERY HOT, 2DYS BEFORE, AND OR WAS TOLD IT C/BE THE POWER SWITCH WHICH IS ON THE MOTHERBOARD, SO NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH TO REPLACE MOTHER BOARD OR THE FAN. HELP NEED THIS FIXED.
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  • oregonwoman4 Mar 11, 2009

    no i tried w/battery and without battery and still w/not power up.

  • oregonwoman4 Mar 11, 2009

    gateway w/not help me unless i pay them 450 and send my laptop to them, hell might as well go buy a new one for that.

  • ojenamorado Mar 23, 2009

    My MX8711 sometimes will shut off everytime I'm either installing a program or the antivirus run the fan runs wide open and eventually the laptop shuts off is getting on my nerves

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Replacing the motherboard at this point is like shooting a canon to kill a mosquito. Laptops come with a emergency shutdown procedure when they get overheated so that nothing is damaged. So if it shut off then it was doing what it is suppose to do.

    Just for clarification are you able to get it to power up at all right now? Try it with just the battery, then try it taking the battery out and just the adapter. Let me know and we can continue from there....

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No No don't pay them $450, first of all there is no power supply inside a laptop like a desktop. The only power supply is the battery. So there is nothing Dell can do except charge you $600 to replace your motherboard which you will lose all your data anyway..lots of things could have happend with overheating, it does sound like the motherboard may have shorted out..and yes in this type of situation is where laptops are inferior to desktops they cannot be fixed for cheap. I run a small pc repair shop, if you do decide to get rid of it I'll be glad to give you $100 for it and you pay the shipping...I use desktops and laptops that no longer work for training on how to take them apart and what parts they have...so let me know...my email is mattie289404@gmail.com. Good luck whatever you choose. Oh, if you do get another Dell, take a hard look at the Vostro line of computers. I only buy Dell and I got a Vostro 1310, it is solid as a rock and works smooth. They are also reasonalbly priced for upperclass laptops..take care let me know.

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