Solved laptop shutdown

July 2, 2011 at 07:42:35
Specs: Windows Vista
My gateway laptop will not turn on when pressing the switch and holding down for 3 seconds the red light blinks 3 times and cuts off. Any suggestions?


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#1
July 2, 2011 at 09:32:00
red light? u mean the battery light is blinking? if its the battery light thats blinking u can do nothing abt but to replace the battery. how old is that laptop?

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#2
July 2, 2011 at 20:22:22
~Five years old. This light only comes on when I have the ac connection with adapter attached. It only blinks like 3 times and goes out had the watts and volts on the cord checked out and it was working properly.

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#3
July 3, 2011 at 01:06:45
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im suspecting a dying battery since the laptop is that old.
check out tedster's answer
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic552...

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#4
July 10, 2011 at 18:46:09
Thanks guys ended up needing a mother board, Ebay was suggested. Thanks again for the advise! db007

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