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My gateway m285 doesn't always power up ....sometimes it won't

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  • pwylll May 24, 2009

    thanks I'll try a new ac cord..if that doesn't work I'll have a tech look at it....-Paul



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This problem usually occurs when you have dropped your computer. However It could be caused by many things. Have you checked to see if it charges correctly? Try buying a new charger, and if it does not work than just return the charger, and take it to a professional. Internal problems are very complicated and I dont reccomend you do it yourself

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