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Old 06-21-2005, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop not powering on

So here's the deal....I've got a laptop I'm working on. The laptop will not power on. The person noticed that their battery life wouldn't last more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time, so they ordered a replacement battery. When they put the replacement battery in, the laptop would not turn on. They charged the battery for a few hours, and the laptop still would not come on. I've tried turning the laptop on with just the battery and by just using the power cord. Neither works.

When the power cord is plugged in, the battery light on the laptop lights up and you can hear a high pitched noise coming from the laptop. The noise isn't very loud though. So, anybody got any ideas about this? It is a Gateway laptop and is about 3 1/2 years old. The laptop is not under warranty, so if it's toast, I was just going to recommend getting a new one.
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