Hello and Good Evening Everyone,
I have a Gateway laptop, model M-7315U, which has a long history of being unable to recharge its battery. When I bought a new battery for it a few months ago, I got a Windows 7 message indicating the AC recharge was plugged in but not charging. Despite of this message, the battery was getting charge; was able to supply power to the laptop independently of the AC power pack. Now, the battery does not recharge at all. The laptop only powers on if the AC power pack is connected. I am wondering if there might be some sort of defect in the circuitry which is preventing the battery from being recharged. Given this technical speculation, I am curious about the possibility of a universal recharger being available on the market. It seems like this would be a simple work around for this problem because it would allow me to recharge the battery, then, insert it into the laptop. However, I am not sure if this is an option.
In closing, everything works well with this Gateway laptop with the exception of its failure to recharge its battery. With that point in mind, I am open for any suggestions for getting this working again or perhaps working around it with some external device which might be available for recharging the battery.
Thanks so much in advance for any review and feedback given to this concern.