Power Shortage with Gateway Laptop

By sauyan21
Jul 7, 2005
  1. Hello, I recently was using my Gateway laptop one night. I smelled something burning and disconnected it. I turned it back on and everything worked fine. However, the light on my laptop that indicates if the adapter was plugged in would not come on. When I disconnected the adapter from the computer the green that it is on the adapter itself glows solid green. When I plugged the adapter inot the laptop, the light on the adapter is green but its blinks back and forth. Somehow, my laptop is not reading the adapter or it shorting the adapter out. Does anyone know whats wrong?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    A burning smell from electronics usually means that some component was pushed to its limits and after seeing the light that component decided to alter its form of existence into something like a brown molten lump.

    Take that laptop to a repair shop or return it if it is still under warranty.
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