Question about Gateway MX6956 Notebook
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.
Posted on Aug 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on May 26, 2008
This unit had a RED CHARGE error. Replaced PQ38 solved the problem.
If you get an error on the charge circuit after replacing the PQ38 you should also replace PQ38 because it too may be blown. Make sure Pin 1 where the dots. Also check the MOSFET on the other side of the COIL too.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
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Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
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