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Laptop power flickers on and off

My Gateway laptop power flickers on and off. I purchased a new charger and doesn't seem to be the problem.Could it be the battery or the plug where the charger connects.Is there any way to rule out the battery without taking it in and costing more money. I don't want to get into alot of money trying to figure out what is wrong.

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  • higginsrus Jun 29, 2009

    Thank you! I did that and there is no power at all.So am assuming that it is the plug in area. I am hoping it is not an expensive fix.

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Its probably the connector where the power supply plugs in. Pull out the battery and turn on the laptop with only the AC adapter plugged in. If it doesn't turn on, or doesn't stay on, its the connector.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

  • lazyart Jun 30, 2009

    Sometimes the connector is a separate piece that can be removed (have seen this in some Dell laptops). Most likely though either the connector has to be replaced (and it's soldered in) or a new motherboard (expensive).

    Check fixmyjack.com for some guidance.


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