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Gateway mx6214 will not powerup -bought a new power cord and it still doesn't work. What could be the problem?

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It is the plug in the laptop that is most likely the cause, plug the power supply in the laptop. Now put your thumb on the plug at the laptop, as you bend it sideways hit the power button repeatedly to see if it will power up, failing that take the main battery out of the laptop and use power supply only. Please take the main battery out first to see if your power supply will start the computer if the computer starts up change the battery.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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