Having problems with your Gateway MT6840 Notebook ?

Doesnt stat up and no light showing charge

\015 On my Gateway MT6840 Notebook when I push the power a red light flashes 3-4 times and doesnt power up, with the battery in. Then when I wiggled the power cord plug in the back the purple light will flicker briefly. What does this mean, is it the pwoer cord or battery? Thank you for you help in advance.\015

Answers :

Hi,
Here's one way to determine the problem.
Take the battery out and try to boot on AC power only, if it boots turn it back off, reinsert the battery again and try to boot.
Sometimes you just have to take the battery out and plug it back in again, with others it is the battery and you have to leave then out until a replacement is bought.
If it still won't boot on AC only, remove and reinsert the memory, try to boot the computer and listen for any beeps.
Post back if you need further assistance.


Good luck.
It's neither. It is the power Jack coming loose from the motherboard. When you wiggle it you are making contact with the motherboard, which for that brief moment you are charging the battery (purple light flickering). The reason it blinks red when you turn it on, is that the battery has been drained to the point that it cannot power on the laptop. and is signaling you that it is @98% dead.
\015\012solution: get the jack fixed, the battery will charge ....your computer will power up and the blinking red led will stop blinking......
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\015\012toxicmonkeylove
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