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I have a Gateway laptop MX8738, Windows Vista, Dual core. My issue. I always plug my computer into outlet. Do my work. Close down laptop, and unplug from wall. Then about 3 hrs later I plugged in laptop, pressed the button to turn on. The screen stays black and the mouse light does not come on. I can hear the laptop running...but the screen does not come on. Could my laptop battery need to be replaced? I have been experiencing slow, sluggishness in the last few weeks.

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Hi there.
Take the battery out and try to boot on AC power only, if it boots up, turn it back off and reinsert the battery and try to boot again.
If it still suffers from the same symptoms please post back for more advice.


Good luck

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The Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC uses an Intel Pentium Dual Core Mobile T2060 processor.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/Mobile/2007/SonicC/1014366R/1014366Rnv.shtml

{ Look under Specifications, and Components }

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_microprocessors#Dual-Core_Mobile_processors

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_M

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core.2FCore_2_mobile_chipsets

Bookmark the above chart, I'll be referring back to it.

This is a motherboard diagram for the technology used for your motherboard, in the Gateway MX8738 Notebook PC,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Primer:

The motherboard chipset technology used in your laptop is a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.
(Does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
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[ High-speed graphics being AGP and PCI-Express.
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Therefore you want to look first of all at what processor socket it has, what processor was already installed, and what the Northbridge chip is.

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2) You know that your BIOS supports an Intel Dual Core processor, and the Yonah Core technology.
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3) The Northbridge chip is an Intel 943GML.
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B) Core Solo (Bleech!)
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Has to be a mobile Pentium Dual Core that uses a 533MHz FSB.

Based on the Voltage, FSB, and processor socket used (Socket M), the Intel Pentium Dual Core
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What are we talking about here?
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Not enough of a performance boost to waste your hard earned money, or time on, IMHO.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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