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MT6451 Display will not work.

We have a Gateway MT6451 laptop. The pc comes on but display won't work. Gateway (being it is out of warranty) had to me to do a 'power drain'. When I took out battery (while pc still connected via ac adapter) the pc shut off completely. No lights on at all. Couldn't power up by being plugged into the wall. What could be the problem? I don't understand why it just quit working. Also, the ac adapter gets really hot.

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  • r_bourn Jun 23, 2009


    Thank you very much. As for the soldering my husband may be able to do it. As for the cord, it is a PA-1900-15. It's the Gateway cord that came with it. I think it is a Liteon or something.

    We will try the solutions you mentioned. A power cord is MUCH cheaper than a pc. :o).

  • r_bourn Jun 23, 2009

    My son just unscrewed the back and with the cord plugged in the fan comes on for a couple of seconds and then turns off. Could that also keep the computer from starting. We have a desktop that does that, but it starts and says 'computer will shut off duen to cpu fan not working'.

  • r_bourn Jun 23, 2009

    We get the pink and blue light on the front that comes on, fan is very temporary and nothing else. No beeps, nada! :-( Neither one of the lights even flicker as computers do when everything is booting up.

    When we had taken it to Geek Squad they automatically said it was the display. I'm going to try to plug it in to a regular moniter in my sons room. If it works that way, then I guess that means it is the display. If not, I will be calling around to see if I could take it in and at least get an estimate. That will be the only FREE thing. Lol



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It sounds like your AC cord or the female plugin soldered onto the motherboard has gone bad and will no longer make a connection to charge the battery or power the laptop on.

You would have to try a new power cord to find out which is the problem. If the cord fixes it, then it was just a bad cord (as you said it gets very hot, this maybe a sign of a cheap cord that has gone defective).

If the cord is not to blame, then the female plugin is loose and there is little you can do unless your an expert at soldering.

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  • Quickfx PC Repair Jun 23, 2009

    A cord is by far much cheaper than a PC. You can also call around at some local electronic/Computer Stores and find universal ac adapters for laptops. Make sure you check and see that its compatible with your laptop (theres a list on the back of the package).

    If it works you can keep it if it doesn't at least you can get your money back easily.

  • Quickfx PC Repair Jun 23, 2009

    Well it's hard to say....on one hand that could just be the initial surge of electricity before the faulty component quits working.

    It could also mean that the faulty component is in the laptop and not the cord.

    The weird part is how it quit working after you removed the battery. What happens when you put the battery back in and try and turn it on do you get lights, fans, beeping sounds ?

  • Quickfx PC Repair Jun 23, 2009

    You can try that, thing is if it was the would get system beeps during boot you just wouldn't see anything.

    Your laptop is having power problems, seeing as it wont charge nor run directly from the power cord.

    Keep the battery in, and try a new cord to troubleshoot the power problem as weve talked about before. Try your Best Buy store for those universal laptop power cords I mentioned.

    Test it then post back and if that problem get's fixed we can move on to your original problem of no video, if it still exists.



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