Power Supply Problem?

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Why won't my Gateway run off AC?  Seems OK with the battery in, and
charges, but
won't even boot from just AC.  The adaptor seems to be
putting out the right
voltage.  If I try to boot from AC, it starts
for a second then dies, and no
lights until I unplug it and
reattatch.  What's the deal?

Re: Power Supply Problem?

What do you mean by "adapter seems to be putting out the right voltage"?
Measured? Also, after watching this site for several months, I have seen
several instances of broken connectors where the AC adapter plugs into the

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Re: Power Supply Problem?

Yes, tested the voltage but not the amperage.  Also checked the plug
and it's OK....good and tight.

Re: Power Supply Problem?

The laptop might require that the battery be inserted to power on.

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