Working on a
gateway md2614u laptop thats having
power issues. When i plug in charger
i get a yellow blinking light.If i let
it charge overnight i can get it
to boot up for about two minutes
and then it shuts down. Also wont start without battery.
I have bought new battery
and charger for it. Have reset ram
and checked ram slots. drained battery
several times. Also reseated the cpu.
No fan or heating issues.
I checked the powerjack and it looks
fine. no bent pins. no burning signs on motherboard.
sotter on powerjack looks good. but i may install a new one anyway.
im guessing that its not the motherboard since
i can get it to start up sometimes but only for a few
minutes? not sure...
I wanted to update bios but cant get computer to stay on
long enough and dont want it to turn of in the middle of it.
Also wanted to update any drivers that have to do with battery
or power. Any ideas at all before i put a few bullets into it?
Would a docking station help? (not sure if is even capable)