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Gateway MA7 (MX6955) Will not boot up, or power on. Battery and AC plugged in battery LED light flashes 4 times and nothing... battery in AC unplugged.. same thing... battery out, AC plugged in.. nothing, no lights, no flashing lights, etc... If the battery is bad shouldn't it still power up without the battery in? or with the AC plugged in? with battery out if I press on the power bar it is only showing the first led (25%).. charge for hours, still doesn't go any higher. Tested the power supply getting 19.2 VDC.. the power switch only gets 3 VDC to it when the battery is plugged in? so I'm guessing gateways don't let you use them unless you have a battery plugged in? forcing you to buy a new laptop or new battery?

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Hold on i have a gateway here let me see if it does or not.nope mine works without battery i had to push the power button a couple times but it fired up.could be your MB

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