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My laptop will not charge not one bit it is a gateway solo#5189

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Usually this just means it is time for a battery replacement. They will last 1-3 years depending on how you use and charge them. Here are a few things to try to make sure it is the battery.
\015\012Some laptops will run without the battery installed so you can check this out by a few simple tests. Take the battery out and try turning on the laptop if it runs then you know its not the laptop or the power supply. If it is one of those laptops that wants the battery in then you need to check the power supply with a volt meter. Normally its not the power supply so if you can't do this don't worry.
\015\012Next look at the battery and if it has a reset button on it. Laptop battery's have a little micro controller that sometimes needs to be reset to operate normally. If it does reset it and try charging. If it doesn't have one don't worry.
\015\012The last thing we can try is try charging the battery then unplug the power supply while running. If the laptop just dies within a few seconds or minutes then your battery is definitely the problem.
\015\012Usually you will notice that the battery is getting warmer and the time it will run on the battery is shorter and shorter until it just won't run at all on the battery. Check around for a replacement battery, don't just get the first one. Just had one customer last week have this problem and they were told $160 and a week to get one in, checked another place and it was $84 and overnight. So it pays to shop around for these.
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