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Sager 8880 wont run on ac adapter or charge battery, has new battery and ac adapter it does work with battery but now the battery is almost completely discharged and now i get battery light blinking and no ac adapter light showing connected, do i have to look for another mother board or is there anything else i can try. thanks for any help.

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Hi Kenneth,
Have you checked to see if the charge connector on the laptop is loose when you plug the charger into it? You can see if it is by plugging it in and wiggle it around a bit. The charge light on the laptop might stop blinking if its moved and contact is made.

Thanks,
Gary

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

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If it's still under warranty, it's definitely worth repairing. If not, get them to quote for the repair they say it needs before agreeing to it. If their quote is anything close to the current price, I would say it's not worth it.

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Fixable? Maybe
Sounds like a problem with the power jack on the Motherboard. If so, it is possible to remove the board and replace the jack but this requires soldering skills and is probably not something the average person would want to try.

You might try another adapter to be sure but if it is a motherboard problem the best solution is probably to junk it and buy a new laptop.

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Here is how to disassemble Gateway laptop,

Here is replacement DC socket (needs soldering),

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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.

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