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Gateway M-6834 laptop -- power blinks

I have a Gateway M-6834 laptop and when I turn it on, its power button and wireless light blinks (no matter f I turn on or turn off the wireless manually). The fan doesn't work and actually the computer doesn't start. Only these two lights are blinking. I unplugged the battery and only used the adaptor, but again it didn't change and the same happened.I do appreciate your help!

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  • mrphoto31 May 19, 2009

    I have the same EXACT problem with my Gateway m6834 laptop. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Im having the same problem. did you find a solution?

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