Don’t use them on you lap. The computer immediately failed again and gateway diagnosed that something else was wrong! This was helpful 0. Your cart contains 0 items View cart Checkout. Warning on Gateway model MA3 Notebook! If a business, why wasn’t it a business plan? I bought my MA3 in and while it was well worth the value, the computer is not designed for the long haul i.
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Very upset what if it had burned her or set something on fire. The hinge is fine, it’s anchored to a sliver of the frame and the rest is all plastic. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.
After a delay I was away on business when it went downI was able to install the hard drive. Once your keyboard is secured, you can gageway aligned the keyboard with the grooves.
Now I’m afraid to use it or to plug it in. View the back of your Gateway MA3 Keyboard. Discussion topics include hardware component and upgrades, ultrabooksgaming laptops, Netbooksand laptops accessories and much more. I just wanted to send out a head’s up on Gateway. The computer immediately failed again and gateway diagnosed that something else was wrong! Reconnect the Gateway MA3 keyboard to gatewat motherboard.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. One night she turned it on and saw smoke the bottom of the screen was smoking and it burned a small hole in it.
My small business has taken a significant hit from this purchase and we will seek out other options in the future! I was very happy with the computer. Proffitt Forum moderator September 3, 9: Secure the pins and push the pins in.
Proffitt Forum moderator July 16, 1: This was helpful 0. If the keyboard does not have any screw holes, then screws are usually not required to be removed from the bottom of the laptop. If there is a Gateway MA3 plastic keyboard bezel, place it back in place. When I took it to a professional computer repair center, the tech told me that his research revealed that the hinges videeo this model are prone to failure. They cause a bateway of bad failures.
Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Once the keyboard connector cable has been removed from the Gateway MA3 laptop keyboard, remove the keyboard. My MA3 went up in smoke due to the hinge pressing on the screen wires and eventually the screen hinge broke.
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CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. The battery and air flow would be a problem with any laptop, any model, vido brand. When it comes to batteries however I don’t like old batteries.
I bought my MA3 in and while it was well worth the value, the computer is not designed for the long haul i.
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Laptop Li batteries are similar. The gateawy start up time, and the OS being bad aren’t directly the PC’s fault, except for the hard drive, unless the slow start is before the actual OS is initializing. You are reporting the following post: As a law student, I was constantly opening and closing the notebook and for about 3 years, it held up well.
A car battery will last nearly forever if you don’t deep discharge them like leaving your headlights on. If it was from the monitor, most likely candidate would be any short, or failing invertor which drives the backlighting.