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Not charging Gateway laptop Battery pack pluged in wall outlet and back of laptop Icon showing pluged in but not charging laptop/battery is plugged into wall but "plugged in and not charging." laptop is only 8 months old. checked connection to wall, adapter and at battery. product is a gateway mt6730 notebook.

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  • LinesPatrick Mar 07, 2009

    I have 2 brand new gateway MD2614u laptops running windows vista 64 bit and have the same issue the computers are plugged in and the battery tender shows "plugged in not charging" if I restart the computer it will show that it is charging again. but then stops after hybrination

  • talkative08 Apr 07, 2009

    My gateway laptop is the second one that I have had since Dec. 2007. This one I got in July of 08. It has been working fine but recently it wouldn't hold a charge and now it won't charge at all. The computer shows that it is plugged in but says that it isn't charging. Another problem that I have noticed lately is that when I close my laptop with stuff still on the screen and then I open it again it doesn't recognize that I opened the laptop again and I have to do a hard shutdown causing me to lose all unsaved material. It doesn't matter if i close it and open it right away or if I leave it shut overnight it does the same thing.

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I found out how to solve this problem...first power down your computer. Then take out the battery, remove the power supply, and then hold down the power button for 30 secs. Put the power supply in only (not the battery). Start your computer after everything is done loading up put the battery back in. Give it a min. and then you should be able to roll your cursor over the battery life indicator in the lower right corner of you computer and is should say charging. I have found that other people have had this problem and it has worked for myself and for them.

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