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I have a gateway notebook m-6337. I purchased it brand new about 2 1/2 years ago. I have had battery issues from day one. Unless it was plugged in with the adaptor my battery life only lasted no longer than 45 minutes. Now it won't charge even while plugged in. I have purchased 2 new adaptors and neither one works. If you twist the cord around different ways the pink light comes on and it will start to charge but the minute you stop playing with the adaptor the light goes off and stops charging. I can't afford repairs right now... Is there anything I can do

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  • shaecy Sep 02, 2010

    If there is a slight pressure put on the adapter the light indicating it's charging goes on and it starts to charge. The second you release the pressure. It stops

  • shaecy Sep 02, 2010

    The battery is dead. I can't turn my notebook on

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The plug in the computer is the problem not the charging adapter, and there is no way around getting it repaired, it should not be that expensive a repair, i think about $50.00, check your local mom and pop computer repair shops in the phone book and get some quotes on replacing the charging adapter plug plug socket.

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If you are facing problem from day one call gateway, because in past there were some problems with some batteries and they were call recalled if it happens with your system they will replace it or you.
The soluion to this problem is : Go into the system setup (BIOS) and see if the battery is detected there or not.
If it is detected their that means the motherboard is fine its only the problem with the battery and that needs a replacement there is nothing much you can do, still you can use the system on adaptor.

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  • Jayant Jha Sep 02, 2010

    If you can not event turn on your laptop i am sure that it is not the battery it is somthing else,

    You can try a few things:

    take the battery out

    try to turn on the laptop on ac adaptor.

    After that try to take out the memory (RAM) from the system and put it back and see if it helps you.

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There are two issues to your problem.The first one is that the battery is not lasting longer because of the poor quality and compatability os the PC. The battery does not have enough current factor to retain once the number of charges increase.This is purely the technical problem of the composition of the battery.Secondly the system processor and the mother board is having a larger demand of current which the battery is unable to deliver in its capacity
The other factor is that the adaptor is not to be blamed for the charging of the battery.What i have noticed from your report is that the handling of the adaptor is resulting in the wires twisting {TheDC of the adaptor to the laptop}.What is happening is that your adaptor wires to the laptop{shield and main} is shorting.Once it shots the adaptor will cutoff DC supply as a protection.What is to be done is to cut the wires where the short has occured,join and insulate.If you use a continuity tester on the DC socket with a adaptor off there should not be a short.The continuty of the socket to the adaptor must be established.I have a tip recomendation in Fixya .. check this link in my tips.

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