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Gateway P-7805u Troubleshooting

Laptop released February 2009

Battery does not last

If the light on the adapter is on, make sure the adapter is connected correctly to the laptop. If the laptop powers on when the adapter is plugged in, regardless of how long it takes to charge, then the battery is faulty. Replace the battery using this guide.

Gateway NV52 Battery Replacement

To lower your brightness, go into your laptop's display settings and lower the brightness. You can auto-adjust the brightness or put your laptop in low power mode.

If too many background applications are open, open task manager and quit unnecessary applications. Additionally, you can disable unnecessary apps on startup.

Battery is plugged in and will not charge

If the light on the adapter is on, make sure the adapter is connected correctly to the laptop. If the laptop powers on when the adapter is plugged in, regardless of how long it takes to charge, then the battery is faulty. Replace the battery using this guide.

Gateway NV52 Battery Replacement

Your charger could be faulty, in which case you should purchase a new one from the manufacturer

If your computer is not charging, the outlet could be bad. In this case, you should try plugging your computer into another outlet.

Computer operating speed is reduced

If your computer is crashing during normal use, during memory intensive tasks, or will not boot up, this means you have bad RAM or that you do not have enough RAM. Install RAM into your computer.

Gateway MS2285 RAM Replacement

Delete unnecessary, large applications from memory to free up RAM.

If too many background applications are open, your computer may run slowly. Open task manager to end programs that are running unnecessarily.

There may be an error on your hard drive. To fix this, obtain a Windows DVD for the version that you have. Boot your laptop to the DVD, and choose “Repair your computer,” then click next. On this screen, pick “Startup Repair” and let it run. After this, your laptop should boot correctly. If your laptop still has issues, you may need to replace your hard drive.

Gateway NV52 Hard Drive Replacement

While you are using your laptop, it randomly shuts off or gets hot.

Computers overheat due to dust and other materials stuck in the vents or fans. To help with this, use a compressed air duster to blow the dust out of these areas.

Make sure the vent is not blocked so that air can flow freely.

Keyboard does not work

If the entire keyboard is not responding, try replacing it with this guide.

Gateway NV52 Keyboard Replacement

Drivers can be updated online.

Use compressed air to blow dust out of keys on the keyboard.

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