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#1 MrB...70

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

So here's my question.
Can i modify my charger to charge the battery externally?

if yes, i need to know what pins on the battery i need play with?

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there's an actual external charger for my battery
http://jcbarn.com/3031351.html

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but i'm cheap and trying to cut corners :)

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any and all help appreciated! Thanks.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Must be a common problem with gateway NV series laptops, as mine is hard to get to charge, it never reaches full charge anymore and I have to plug the charging cable into the computer 5-10 times before I can get it to start charging.

Thought it might be the battery, but now I guess it is the dc port too.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

dunno about your issue mr.b but a good way to keep a laptop battery in good nick is to keep it removed when your home and your plugged into the mains only put it in your laptop when your gonna use it ;) it'll last way longer
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

thanks fellas, but the issue here is that the laptop won't charge or even power up with the charger connected. my friend at work has the same laptop, so i use her laptop to charge my battery. both my battery and my charger are good. its the laptop that won't send the charge to the battery. somewhere between the dc jack and the battery dock is the issue.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:14 PM

oh sorry u - just answered these questions

I don't know about the external charger but do know that gateways have had this issue on other models - have you updated the bios? and have you unplugged the ac to let it run on just battery to see if the battery is acually not charged? or charging - more info here http://answers.micro...8f4bbe7b?page=1

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

thanks for the replies.

So here's my question.
Can i modify my charger to charge the battery externally?

if yes, i need to know what pins on the battery i need play with?

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there's an actual external charger for my battery
http://jcbarn.com/3031351.html

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but i'm cheap and trying to cut corners :)

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any and all help appreciated! Thanks.


going to edit my post because i think it leads to other questions.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

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That is 100% what i was looking for. Thanks Merc! (Maybe you really are as good as they say you are) :lol:
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

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please do us all all a favor when trying this and make sure you are not drinking beer from a can but rather a corona bottle and also not standing in or around water :wub:
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

I'm already drinking so i will give it a try tomorrow :)
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

got a new ASUS laptop from work so the problem is solved. thanks everyone for your speedy assistance!
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