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Gateway Laptop it not powering with or battery or plugged in

I have a gateway laptop and it not powering up and the screen is black. This happen when it was powered by the battery and I changed it to power and still nothing!

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Try to connect AC/DC power supply to your PC. If it works there is something wrong with your DC Battery. If you have done this, try to use tester to test if the power battery can still transmit power from source. If power is down, may be another kind of battery that is compatible to your PC. Insert only battery required for your laptop that would destroy your PC totally.

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There is a problem with the power jack design on gateway laptops. The negative pin of the jack split around instead of made out of one solid piece of metal. Over time and with use, the outer shell of the jack enlarges and will stop contacting the power supply connector.

This problem is easy to fix with a small and flat screw driver. Proceed as followed:

1- Disconnect the power supply from the PC
2- Started with one of the negative pin split, insert the screw driver into the inner part of the jack
3- Steadily try to push the metal piece toward the center positive pin. Be careful not to break it.
4- Repeat 3 for two or more splits.

This should fix the problem until the jack is enlarges again. I know so because, I fix several gateway laptops with the same problems.

Miki Out.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009


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