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My Gateway 9550 will not power on.

I bought a used computer on ebay. Gateway 9550 it did not have a power adaptor. So I bought one of thos as well.
I power it on with the battery in it a get a red light on the Third LCD.
When I replug the adaptor i Get Orange and green led respectivly.
When I remove the batter the third led comes on its red. The unit will not power on is this a motherboard issue?

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The power adapter, dose it match the voltage and the polarity shown on the bottom label of the laptop?

The voltage will be shown in V, for example 19.5V

and the polarity will look like this:

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Make sure the charger is the same polarity as the laptop label says on the bottom, if its incorrect it may ruin your laptop.

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