Having problems with your PC Laptops ?

Have a Gateway Laptop bought a new ac power adapter and it is not charging my laptop. The old adapter was working intermitently. dont know if I need a new battery or if something else could be wrong.


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I had this problem. It cost over $100 to fix it. It just broke again (a year after being fixed) You can twist the plug in various positions to get a charge. This sometimes takes awhile to figure out, and you will only be able to do that for a couple months before it completely craps out. I read somewhere that the part is $2 and if you buy it and get a computer friend to help, it's a lot cheaper. It's not the adapter, its the female part on the computer. I kept buying chargers, I think I have like 8 now? No difference. good luck.
Might be the solder on the jack connecting it to the motherboard . Take it into your local computer shop and have them re solder it unless it is under warranty the i would call Gateway
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