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My gateway solo 1450 laptop will not turn on, power light only

By loizzo
Nov 15, 2007
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  1. my gateway solo 1450 laptop will all of a sudden just not turn on. When i either put in the battery or attach the ac adapter it will not turn on when i press the poer buton, not even responding at all. THe charging light will not go off and it is always a redish orange color. Has my motherboar been fried? thanks
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    You wil have to take it to a specialist to have it repaired.
  3. loizzo

    loizzo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks but i have two questions
    1 if i were to go do this any ideas on where to take it would i take it to like the geek squad at best buy and any ideas on a cost
    2 any other ideas to try before i go and spend money on a specialist
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I'm in the UK so i have no idea where the best place to take it is or how much it will cost. I'm assuming by best buy that you are in america?
  5. loizzo

    loizzo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yup but im pretty sure that it is not even gonna be worth it to give it to someone anyone have any ideas on what else could be wrong with it?
  6. wrapmyride

    wrapmyride TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Did you get the warning about the battery is low when it died. If yes then you can have a faulty ac adapter or dc jack problem tell us more how your laptop died. You can do two tests your self try to find somebody with same ac adapter or a charged battery.
  7. loizzo

    loizzo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no i did not ge any warnings all that happened was oneday it would not respond at all and power on
  8. wrapmyride

    wrapmyride TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I still recommend those two tests if you can get to a charged battery and another ac adaptor. If those two tests fail to power your laptop, then you can take it to next step. Eliminating removable parts like cd-rom, HDD, memory, anything could get faulty and cause a short and not boot completely. I have seen that before as well. But this is when you get some activity and everything stops at one point. This in your case is not really applicable. Those two tests should be the first thing for any laptop to eliminate the easy stuff what are very common problems. In my personal experience I have seen ac adapter with perfect voltage, but watts were missing. These days the laptops got to get exactly power they been design for. So it could be short of power or it could be worst internally your laptop is shorting out on the motherboard and it will not work until you get it fixed.
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