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Gateway nv52 won't turn on

\015 I have gateway nv52 running windows 7, one night I shut it down and now it isn't starting back up. When I connect it to power the blue light comes on that says that it's charging. I have tried taking the battery out and putting it back in but it did bot change anything.\015

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I also had this problem. I turned it off and it would not turn on. I found the solution. First, extend the laptop screen as far back as it will go. Don't just stop the screen at a ninety degree angle. My laptop screen pulls back to about 135 degrees. Now press the power button. It should start up.
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\015\012Why do I think this works? Well...I used to own an older model thinkpad that had a short "male" connector on the screen, that when the screen was folded down would enter into a "female" connector on the base of the unit and trigger sleep mode on the unit. This is how the system could automatically hibernate when the screen was closed. The little male connector broke off, and I couldn't get the system to wake up, because the connection to tell the laptop that I had the screen up or down no longer worked. I couldn't even power it up. I had to take an ink pen and push the connector through the female end to indicate to the motherboard that I'd opened the screen before it would even turn on.
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\015\012It appears that the same type of mechanism is built into the long BAR under the screen of the NV52 and somehow it can't determine when the screen is open or closed. If it detects that the screen has not been opened, it won't power up. This safeguard prevents the laptop from being turned on mistakenly while closed up in your laptop bag. Extending the screen back resets the mechanism and it should turn on. Sorry for the long explanation...
My Gateway NV5334u also would not turn on or show the blue power LED (though the blue battery LED was on). I figured it had to be the switch, so I carefully pulled the little round circuit board with the power switch out of the "tube" where the display and main body join. Somehow, the little connector to the circuit board had worked its way out. When I shorted the two pins with my tweezers, the laptop powered up. I wasn't going to let that happen again, so I cut the circuit board off and soldered a BIG push button switch from Radio Shack. Problem solved.
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