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Help fixing gateway MA7 motherboard

Discussion in 'Repairing Electronics' started by angelsblaze, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. ComputerBug

    ComputerBug New Member

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    I hope the battery is not refitted with this modification, charging a battery outside of its correct charging profile, ie conecting a 12V power supply can be very dangerous even causing explosion!
     
  2. c5776919

    c5776919 New Member

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    You can sell your non-working laptop motherboards to Precision Division (PrecisionDivision.com).
     
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  3. I.T.O.

    I.T.O. New Member

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    Gateway et planned obsolescence

    Most of the ""Safety features"" are notheing more than a programmed chip to disallow you to use after market equipment and to COUNT DOWN the number of uses .

    Consumables such as Ink Cartiges, Toners, Laptop Batteries all have them.
    Whether the product can continue working or not, The chip says its dead.

    If you are Hacking products to keep them operational you must have some knowlege
    of the safety procedures

    PS anyone can get a drivers licence. How many of them move a 2 Ton machine at 60 MPH While texting, putting on makeup, drinking coffee, smoking, tuning rado, scratching an itch, and taking a nap safely.
     
  4. dave

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  5. ChrisP

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    Typically, "L" is used to indicate a coil or inductor, "C" a capacitor, and "R" a resistor... :)
     
  6. I.T.O.

    I.T.O. New Member

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    Gateway burns

    I had a list of the components
    The problem was fused layers on the motherboard
    I gave up on gateway and deleted most files.
    That company has NO interest in support.
    Samsung is going the same direction
    There is no immediate profit from customer support.
    Lol
    I.T.O.
     
  7. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    Can you name one company that makes PCs that offers tech support to anyone that wants to fix a mainboard?
     
  8. lunsmind

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    boss I.T.O. can you give me pic for bypassing battery pleaseeeeeeee
     
  9. bazthespazz

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    The MA7 and MA3 boards were kind of notorious for burning out a spot near the A/C plug causing them to no longer charge or run on A/C power. They're fairly easy to fix if you're good with a soldering iron. Cut yourself a short piece of small wire, like 22 gauge, and make a small jumper wire and solder it between the 2 points noted on the picture. That will bypass the bad spot and bring it back to life.
    gateway.JPG
     

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