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Gateway 1450 Solo - power light on amber , won't boot

When the AC cord is pluuged in or the laptop is on battery only, the power/charge indicator lamp is always amber, and the laptop won't boot.

What's the deal?

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  • chaserb Mar 15, 2008

    just the light comes on; the fan doesn't start and the laptop doesn't boot

  • chaserb Mar 15, 2008

    so the CMOS battery needs replacing; I've pulled it out, and will try that (will have to wait until Radio Shack is open to get one).

  • chaserb Mar 15, 2008

    replaced the CMOS battery, still no go; the charge light comes on immediately when any kind of power is applied, whether it is just the battery, or when the AC adaptor is plugged in. laptop still will not boot.

  • chaserb Mar 15, 2008

    I've got another 1450, and the AC adapter works fine with it; I switched batteries and the charge light comes on when only the battery is in, and it should only come on when the AC adapter is plugged in.

  • chaserb Mar 15, 2008

    checked with the person I got the laptop from and person said mobo was fried (power surge), so using it for parts.

    Thanks for the help anyways!

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Hi Does the laptop come on at all or just the light comes on

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  • paul proctor Mar 15, 2008

    Hi then you probably find the battery needs replacing have you done this or are you able to do this

  • paul proctor Mar 15, 2008

    Hi try replacing this then post back here and let me know what happens.
    Failing it being the battery it could be either the hard drive has got damaged but if this was the case you would still get the dos screen boot up at least it would come on and do something so its not likely that.
    Are you 100% sure the mains lead is working can you try it on anything else or test it?
    Also does the light come on as soon as the lead is plugged into the laptop or does the light only come on when you try switching it on? let me know ok

  • paul proctor Mar 15, 2008

    Hi just been asking around for you ok.
    Right the amber light is green when the laptop is working normal it goes amber as the main battery gets lower then goes out when battery is totally flat if this light dont turn green when the mains cable is plugged in then this indicates either a problem with the mains adaptor or that the battery is totally dead is their anyway you can check the mains lead as the light should be green when the mains lead is plugged in

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