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Gateway MX 6440 laptop

I checking a gateway MX 6440 laptop for a friend. It will not power up. I have checked the adapter with a volt meter and it works. I removed the hard drive and tested it in another computer and it works. The battery is new but doesn't seem to charge.

I'm taking a wild guess and saying the motherboard is dead. Does anyone else have any ideas.

The computer was one month out of warranty. When it died it was powered on and then apparently shut down and that was all she wrote.

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  • tanambogo Feb 06, 2008

    Thanks for response. After checking further I doubted it was the motherboard or processor. Since the battery would not charge and the adapter worked I guessed that there was something wrong with the connection point with the laptop. Not wanting to get in over my head I advised my buddy to take it into a shop. I was correct and there was a lose connection. I don't recall if it was merely a soldering job but he was able to get it fixed for under 100.00.



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You may be right about the mboard but also try changing the processor or taking out the processor and try powering on withou the processor. If its the mboard then it could have been because of a power surge and thus the mboards needs to be replaced. let me know how you go. thanks


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