Gateway laptop switched off,wont turn back on

vicnicstar - Feb 20, 2010 at 06:33 AM
 Rob - Apr 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM
I have a Gateway laptop and it turned off randomly and wont turn back on. It was plugged in and had full battery. There seems to be no power at all when trying to turn it on. I have tried holding the power button for 30 seconds then putting the battery in afterwards but this is not working. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

1 response

Many of you have Gateway MA3 / MA7 (MX6xxxx / MT6xxx) notebooks that don't power on at all. Some of you have replaced your jacks, only to find out that the problem remained.
This problem is due to a short in between the layers on your board - but a skilled technician can still repair it. Often, the power switch goes bad too on this model. It's very flimsy and easily get's stuck. Fortunately, they're replaceable.
Precision Division in Clearwater FL repairs this problem in the Gateway MA3 / MA7 notebooks. I think they do it for about a hundred, but you'd have to call and check.