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Circuit or mb replacements

When my gateway laptop is off it charges but when i turn it on and its plugged in the screen blinks light dark cuz its chargeing then not charging i asked a friend and he said its probly the circuit or mb need to be replaced how can this be fixed and how much is it gonna cost cuz my warrenty ran out

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    My computer does the same thing, except it rarely charges even when it is off. At first we got a new power cord and it worked better for about a month, then it stopped working again.

  • eljimmy70 Jan 30, 2009

    I think I got a similar problem. When I plug the adpter it doesnt work well. I have to be moving the cord around till I see the screen light up bright. I have to move it constantly or else it will not charge my battery. The problem is, this is the second cord I get and it works great for about 5 months and then it does the same thing. Its weird, I cant take it nowhere cause I have to keep the cord still so it wont move. If anyone knows what I can do, id appreciate your help/advice. thank you.
    eljimmy70@hotmail.com

  • zsmills Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem. I am on my 3rd power cord. My first one worked for about a year, my second one lasted for maybe 5 months and the one I currently have only lasted like 7 months.

    I think its a problem with the chargers they use for this laptop becuase this computer is great in every other way...

    I get the same blinking on and off while it is plugged into the wall- the blinking is it changing from ac to batters.

    It never charges completely and always drains while I am using it.


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