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Gateway MX8739 has a fully charged battery, however it will not start. even with the plug ac adaptor still will not come on. any one else have this problem

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  • preludedez Apr 19, 2009

    Philmik Ok, I am going to try to 20 min deal now.



    timothy, i do not get anything when i plug in the charger. I was thinking maybe the solder joint busted from the charge area but the batt is fully charged so i thought it would atleast work off the batt

  • preludedez Apr 19, 2009

    ok nothing happens still. what should be done next?

  • preludedez Apr 19, 2009

    no nothing. I sent it off with a buddy of mine he will open it up and look more close than I can. I dont have the time to get into it that deep. tanks for all input will come back with result

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Try to disconnect everything AC Adapter and Battery and leave it for about 20 minutes. Than try if it works. Good Luck!

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Hi there. When you plug the adaptor in, do you get any lights on to say that it is plugged in?

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  • Timothy Farley Apr 19, 2009

    Ok, try the 20 min power release, but it sounds like the FSB module has failed. Have you had problems where it may take you a few attempts to turn it on? Or a few attempts to get the ac power light on?

  • Timothy Farley Apr 19, 2009

    Have you had anything like I described earlier?

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