Originally Posted by mjhampstead
I have a sick 9150 PII 400 with 384 megs RAM and a wonderful 15" screen.
Have you had any powerproblems? Mine will not take a charge or work with the AC. Any ideas?
I got mine as a refurb on ubid 4 years ago.... no regrets, except it no longer works
I asked this question on another thread, but no helpful aswers.
Out of three batteries I purchased with the unit, 2 are dead, and 1 still holds a long charge, but as I stated in another thread, I'm mostly plugged in to AC, Car, Airplane, cofee shop wall outlet, etc., where ever I go.
I did have to send it in once for a new LCD (covered under extended warranty and ADP) from a puncture, but other than that, this baby rocks. Naturally, I upgraded the OS from the original WIN98SE to Win 2000 Server, then Win XP Pro. Naturally, it takes longer to load all the fonts and things when loading up Illustrator and Photoshop, but this thing runs all of those programs, Office 2003, and even Visio/Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect, no problem. It's a true work horse.
Sorry you've had such luck with yours. Oh yeah, my chassis has a small crack around the middle where I rest my hand to type (between keyboard and front edge, and the right side of the LCD hinges is cracked, but these have been this way for over a year, no problems. Runs great. I'm on it now.
I can only suggest taking it to a certified laptop repair shop, and not sure if they'd even touch a Gateway? Good Luck!