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Hey everyone. I have a gateway laptop about 4 years old and the screen goes out like about 1 minute or so after i disconnect the back ac adapter from it. I hate it cause i doesnt work as a "portable" devise anymore. I want to actually cary my laptop without having to plug it in. Does anybody know what can be wrong with my laptop? The battery can be 99% full and it still turns on. I try pushing the Fn + LCD button (F3) but it turns back on but right away it goes off.

Is it my resolution. Is it a little to high?
When i choose the monitor settings it doesnt say anything about LCD. Does that play a factor? It called FlatPanel something.

If anybody could give me ideas i'de appreciate it.

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it could be your battery, it has to be because the screen isn't getting enough power.

You know what? I was thinking about that too. Now that you say that, i will buy a new battery. I ll see if that works. Thanks a lot:cheesy:

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I would say it was the battery also. I have a 3 year old Packard Bell, used it mainly as a desktop machine, always plugged into the mains. This really quickly drained my battery life. Lasts about 10 minutes on its own. If you dont regularly use the battery on a laptop, its life span greatly reduces.

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yeah, in that situation I would take out the battery and just plug it in to ac, then charge it and let drain on it's own.

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yeah, in that situation I would take out the battery and just plug it in to ac, then charge it and let drain on it's own.

I will do that thanks you

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