Gateway Informative - Gateway MA3 MA7 MX MT Series No Power problem - Solved
Many of you have Gateway MA3 / MA7 (MX6xxxx / MT6xxx) notebooks that don't power on at all. Some of you have replaced your jacks, only to find out that the problem remained. Replacing the board is a waste of money, because it's only a matter of time before the replacement board suffers the same fate due to a critical design flaw.
This problem is due to a short in between the layers on your board - but a skilled technician can still repair it. Precision Division in Clearwater FL repairs this problem in the Gateway MA3 / MA7 notebooks, and improve the board to help prevent future breakdowns from the same problem. I think they do it for about a hundred, but you'd have to call and check.