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Gateway MX8734 wont turn on


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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 11:19 PM

My Gateway MX8734 will not boot at all. I hit the power button, and no indication occurs that tells me it was even hit.

I tried reseating the RAM, HardDrive, and Battery pack, yet it didn't work. What can I do to get it to boot again?

With or without battery pack, and with or without charger it won't boot.

UPDATE:
It will now boot with battery in, but not past the BIOS. Without the Battery, it won't indicate that the power button is being touched :\

Edited by pivotraze, 11 December 2010 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 11:32 PM

It sounds as though your charger may be bad. Is your battery charging light on when you are plugged in?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:09 AM

After taking out a mini battery in the motherboard, the charging light does show on replug of the battery. But it still freezes on the BIOS screen and when clicking F2 stays frozen :\

I heard that resetting the CMOS might help. How do I do that on this particular laptop?

Edited by pivotraze, 12 December 2010 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:36 AM

With power disconnected, main battery and cmos battery disconnected hold power button on for a few minutes.

When you reassemble and boot into bios, if your system date and time have reset, the cmos has been cleared.

How does your battery state show in BIOS?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:57 AM

Thank you so much! Now it will boot without the battery. With the battery, it freezes at the BIOS. Without, it gets into Windows 7.

Any idea why it won't boot with the battery?
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:48 AM

Could be a bad battery, how old is it?

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 12:03 AM

Buying a brand new battery and brand new charger fixed the problem :P
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