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[*] Post 476298 posted on 26-8-2013 at 17:29 Reply With Quote
Is there way to check a charger?



Jackie's Lappy had a dead battery. We ordered a replacement, which isn't charging, either.

Is there a way to test if the onboard charger is working without cracking the case? The company we bought the replacement battery from said you may have to flash the bios to get the computer to recognize the new battery. I checked the Gateway website and it has the most recent bios, but how would I flash it?

I'm also calling the company we bought the battery from to double check she ordered the CORRECT battery. I'd just like to try and cover all my bases.

If it IS the charger, how hard would that be to replace?

Gateway model NV79, runs Win 7, but I doubt that matters.
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[*] Post 476300 posted on 26-8-2013 at 17:34 Reply With Quote


Probably one more for the hardware type among us.
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[*] Post 476301 posted on 26-8-2013 at 18:01 Reply With Quote


For me it was the charger and I keep a replacement charger with all sorts of connectors to try out when I suspect the charger is to blame. If you have a charger that only fits that laptop I'm not sure what you would do but if it came with bits to charge up other items then I'd see if it charged another lappy or something.

Failing that, this youtube link might help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8duphd3oKw
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