Caution
Make sure that you use the Gateway AC adapter that came with your notebook or one of the same type purchased from Gateway. Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your notebook may be damaged.
Important
If the battery is not fully charged before you use your notebook on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for three hours,
the battery may need to be recalibrated.
Connect the Gateway AC adapter to your notebook’s power connector.
Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The battery charge indicator turns on If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, complete the following steps until it turns on:
Unplug the laptop ac adapter from your notebook, then plug it back in.
Press FN+F1 to toggle the status lights on and off.
When you finish using your notebook for the first time,
turn off your notebook and leave your notebook connected to AC power until the battery charge indicator turns blue.
Important
If the battery charge indicator does not turn blue after three hours, contact Gateway Customer Care at the location shown on the Customer Care label.
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your notebook can increase to levels far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your notebook and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your notebook.