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Gateway 400SD4 Power Problem

With AC adapter plugged in LED light shows battery charging - will boot into Windows for a few seconds then goes into Standby Mode. Turning off standby mode screen will sometimes have vertical green lines then back to Standby mode. W/out AC adapter plugged in LED light shows battery malfunctioning.

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  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    instant turn off

  • ebgwd Feb 26, 2009

    My Gateway was under 3 year warranty but Gateway sold the warranty to a company that went bankrupt so I am stuck holding a broke Gateway, under warranty. I replaced the AC plug in the back and now the Gateway laptop works but when it boots into XP it shuts down after 2 seconds of starting XP loading. I put the battery into test using F2 and it ran the battery test (2hour test) and recalibrated based on battery test. I can sit on F2 bios config screen for hours just fine and not error is logged in the bios event log. It will not load XPpro and crank up. Just down powers the laptop each time I try. Tried booting from CD and it powers down before spinning and reading the CD.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    When I plug in toshiba with charger, the green and orange light sometimes come on for a few seconds, then go out. Have also gotten the net book center button to light up one second and then go out. After having had the charger plugged in awhile. The netbook does not boot....is completely drained.

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Faulty Battery.
Get a new one.


If that is not the problem check the ram.

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