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Gateway 450 ROG will run only on battery.

Gateway 450 ROG gets no power from ac adapter and won't charge the battery. Have tested the adapter on another laptop and it is working. Only way I can use it is to use another 450 to charge the battery, then swap batteries when mine runs out. Support says it's a loose connection between the power supply and motherboard and motherboard must be replaced. Sound right? Is it repairable/worth repairing?

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  • mototoad Aug 26, 2008

    The power connector on the motherboard needs resoldered. Same thing happened to my Fiance's laptop. Remove the 500 screws to gut it and resolder it. Tip for gutting... pop the plastic strip that the power button is in off 1st. Use a knife on the left side and pop up (it snaps in). Then take out 4 screws for the keyboard... then the other zillion... plan on a few hours of fun.

  • hank watkins Oct 16, 2008

    dead set

  • dlrbond Nov 05, 2008

    My problem is similar. When I plug in the power supply I get no lights of any kind. The battery is probably dead but I have no other laptop to use to charge it. After pulling it apart I found a small component on the motherboard labeled "PL2" (near the power connector dock on the motherboard) that has the bacalite (sp?) coating pretty much burnt and crusty. My thought is that this component needs replacing but a) is it worth it and b) would this be a part that a typical computer repair shop could replace?

  • reckma Dec 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but will not be paying anything to fix it.

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If it's still under warranty, it's definitely worth repairing. If not, get them to quote for the repair they say it needs before agreeing to it. If their quote is anything close to the current price, I would say it's not worth it.

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