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I Need Help on my Gateway laptop

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by tony hays, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. tony hays

    tony hays Guest

    I Need Help on my Gateway laptop
    It is about 2 years old with moderate
    daily use (Wife game player).

    I was using it one evening and having a problem
    getting on line with the WIFI when I went to
    reboot it, it just would not restart. the power
    button would not start or lite up. I always mostly
    keep it plugged in. So I know there is plenty of power to it.
    So for a week I left it unplugged and when I
    plugged the power cord in the showed it
    was taking a charge, so after it turned green
    with full charge so nothing when I push the power
    switch. my thinking it is in the power on/off button

    any help out there as to what to do would be greatly
    appreciated.

    no money to put it in the shop .
    what's a mother to do!!! thanks for your help

    Tony
     
    tony hays, Aug 3, 2007
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  2. Unfortunately, it's probably not the button itself.

    The sad news is that usually these are motherboard problems, and a
    motherboard repair, like a screen replacement, costs about as much as a
    new laptop.

    There are other possible causes (mostly unlikely), but it will take a
    shop visit to even find out what the problem is.

    The best advice may be to sell the laptop on E-Bay (being honest about
    it's condition ... you may still get a couple hundred dollars for it)
    and buy a new one.

    tony hays wrote:
    > I Need Help on my Gateway laptop
    > It is about 2 years old with moderate
    > daily use (Wife game player).
    >
    > I was using it one evening and having a problem
    > getting on line with the WIFI when I went to
    > reboot it, it just would not restart. the power
    > button would not start or lite up. I always mostly
    > keep it plugged in. So I know there is plenty of power to it.
    > So for a week I left it unplugged and when I
    > plugged the power cord in the showed it
    > was taking a charge, so after it turned green
    > with full charge so nothing when I push the power
    > switch. my thinking it is in the power on/off button
    >
    > any help out there as to what to do would be greatly
    > appreciated.
    >
    > no money to put it in the shop .
    > what's a mother to do!!! thanks for your help
    >
    > Tony
    >
    >
    >
     
    Barry Watzman, Aug 3, 2007
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