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Gateway 6920 the hard drive died after two years were up. It revived mysteriously while I was using it to recharge a friends mp3. died again 2 weeks later. I was told the h d was dead. just got a new one ten days ago and last night I shut it off and the the screen went black but switch indicator light stayed on and this morning it wouldn't turn on (the switch light was still on) took out the battery.. replaced it and it worked. half hour later the screen went black and I couldn't do anything but the internet music still played. did the battery thing again and it has been running for 4 hours no problem. What's goin on?

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    william dean ziemer Feb 21, 2014

    Me again. The first time it died I took it to a couple tecks who said the hd was dead and it was almost a ear later when it kicked in again. that time I was told b three tecks (one a friend int the states who tossed it) "It's fried!" I live in Guatemala.



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The dying hdd cause some problems. Replace the hdd.

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