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Old 05-05-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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i had the laptop for about 5 years or more and never had any problems (maintained good) and a couple of months ago the battery stopped holding charge. so fine i still have the charger to use but then i noticed that i had to put the charger wire at a certain position for the computer to work and now it wont turn on completely

Could it be my charger not good?
and can i upgrade my laptop like putting in a new motherboard and ram?

HELP ASAP its what i use to do homework and school work, so theres alot of info on it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:31 PM   #2
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specs? and model
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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Gateway Laptop 400SD4
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256MB (MAX is 512mb i will upgrade to that if my motherboard cannot be changed)
30Gb HDD (MAX is 60GB I think)
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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The socket for the power is probably out of place. It's common for notebooks of old age.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #5
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The laptop itself is fine. Just get the adapter and the socket checked out at a local repair shop. You don't need to replace any internal parts for it, and even if you did, it would make more sense to just buy a new laptop.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #6
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thanks, the laptop itself is fine, all i do is homework and surf the net. i was thinking of doing that but just add another 256 ram because they're cheap and give a little more boost
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