My one year and two month old M675X just died. I noticed the icon for battery/AC was flickering between the two. I pushed the screen lid down to look at the rear power cord for a loose power cord and immediately my laptop glowed orange from the inside and tons of smoke spewed out the back exhaust of the laptop. WTF, any one else have this problem. I had the one year warranty, but that has expired by two months. I will call gateway and see if this is a power cord defect that has shorted out my whole laptop. I have read many posts on here about the power cable problem, but have not read anything about one going up in smoke like this.
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6/17/05 at 12:12am