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Gateway Laptop The A/C adapter for this laptop went dead, I purchased another and in two weeks it died but before it did I could get it to charge by pulling the connector out of the back of the laptop a little and it would charge, but after a few times this stopped also. So I went and bought a universal adapter and tryed it without the battery because I thought maybe the battery was causing the A/C adapter to short out. Even with the univeral adapter the laptop would not power up. I stuck the battery back in with the A/C adapter also plugged in and when I hit the start button I got a red led light where it normally shows that the battery is charging. Could you help?

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This sounds like a loose or broken jack. Check the jack on the machine, use a small screw driver, and see if it has any play. This could potentially cause serious damage to the machine, if it hasn't already. If the jack is loose or broken, then you will need to have it replaced. If you cannot tell whether is loose/broken, then I suggest that you take it in for a professional diagnosis, they will be able to tell you if the jack is broken, if it has done more serious damage, and where the problem area is exactly. By the sounds of it, I'm going to say that some damage has already been done, let's just hope it's not too serious.

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