Gateway MT6840 Laptop Specs & Setup

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Gateway MT6840 Specifications

The Gateway MT6840 Laptop screen has a good resolution that provides a good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability. With the built-in CD/DVD drive watch movies and install software. It has an Intel GMA950 graphics card. The basic GPU allows playing demanding games such as WoW, Sims3, etc. at low detail settings and resolution.The hard disk has a capacity of 160 GB. It has an integrated optical drive interface. The laptop supports wired, wireless network and also has USB ports.

  • A 15.4-inch display
  • Intel Core Duo T2450(2.0GHz)
  • RAM has 1 GB memory
  • 6-cell lithium ion battery

Tech – Specifications

laptop ram

Perform basic operations like web browsing and image editing.

intel processor

The dual processor helps to handle all tasks in an efficient manner.

laptop battery

The charge of your laptop can last for nearly 7 hours.

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The screen has a glossy appearance with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Laptop Configuration Support

Driver Support

If your Gateway MT6840 laptop is slow, unresponsive or crashes often, the issue might be with the drivers. In few cases, upgrading to a new version of OS on your laptop may cause issues. This is because the current driver works with an older version of Windows. You can download and update the drivers manually from our website free of cost. Locate your driver in the Download section of this website. Click the download button next to the driver for your OS. If your driver is not listed and you do not know the model number of your laptop, check for the model number in the manual. Enter the model number in the search bar and download the latest version of the driver.

After the download process completes, install the driver. To install the driver on your Windows laptop, you will need to use a built-in utility called Device Manager. To open Device Manager in Windows 7, go to Start and click Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager. To install the driver using this utility, locate the model number of your laptop and double-click it to open the Properties dialog box. Select the Driver tab, click Update Driver and follow the prompts.


Manual Support

To use your Gateway MT6840 laptop with ease, there are a set of 3 guides. The Setup Guide includes prompts to set up your laptop. The Quick Guide provides you details about the basic features and functions of your laptop. To know more about how your laptop can help you to be more productive, refer the User Manual. The user manuals play an essential role in the world of consumer electronics. It provides you information on how to assemble and use the laptop. It contains detailed information on various topics such as system utilities, data recovery, configuring the network connection, downloading the software and troubleshooting solutions.

The user manual reduces the risk of bringing the laptop out-of-order unintentionally. It also contains the general regulations and safety precautions for your laptop. The user manual on this website is available at free of cost. After you download the manual, search for the topic to complete the task. We have provided the common issues that occur on your Gateway Mt6840 laptop below. If you are unable to fix any issue, reach our support team on the Toll-free number to resolve it immediately.

Gateway MT6840 Laptop Top Issues

How to Factory Reset Gateway MT6840 Laptop

When you perform a factory reset on your Gateway Mt6840 Laptop, it will erase all the data on the hard drive. Thus, backup your data if you have an important file to save. Connect your laptop to a power outlet. Reboot your PC and press Alt + F10 when the Gateway or Acer logo appears. Change the Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults. Once the restore process completes, a prompt to create a Windows account and configure your personal settings appears.

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Downgrade to windows 7

Back up all your data including pictures and work-related stuff to an external drive before you downgrade. Select the Start Menu and go to Settings. Find and select the Update & security option. Click Recovery and select Go back to Windows 7 –> Get started button. This will take you to the previous version of Windows. During the downgrade, Microsoft will ask you the reason why you are switching back to Windows 7. Select the reasons and once done, click the Next button.

Gateway MT6840 Won’t Turn ON

Sometimes, the issue may be caused due to an external device or an electrical problem. The first step to fix the issue is to disconnect all the external devices and unplug the power adapter from the laptop. Remove the battery from the laptop and press the power button. Hold it for at least 15 seconds and reconnect the power adapter. Turn on your Gateway MT6840 laptop, check if it boots normally and also if the power LED lights up. If the power LED still does not light up, disconnect the power adapter from the laptop and press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds. Reseat the battery but do not reconnect the power adapter. Turn on your laptop and test if it boots normally.

Gateway MT6840 Windows Password Recovery

Run CMD on your laptop. Switch on your laptop and check if Starting Windows appears on the screen. Force power off and turn on your laptop again. A prompt to launch startup repair or start normally may appear. Select the former option. A dialog box that shows the Startup Repair cannot repair this laptop automatically appears. View problem details and scroll down till you see the Detail Report. Click the last link to learn Microsoft’s offline privacy statement, select the File menu and click Open. Change the Files of type option to All Files and rename C:\windows\system32\sethc.exe as a backup file. Click Finish and type net user to replace the username and password.

Gateway MT6840 Reset Windows Password

We use passwords to lock our laptops. If we forget or lose these passwords, it becomes impossible to access the files. To reset the Windows 7 password if your Gateway MT6840 laptop is on a domain, select the Start button. Click the Control Panel –> User Accounts –> Manage User Accounts. If a prompt to enter the administrator password or to confirm appears, enter the password or provide confirmation. In the Users tab, click Users for this computer, select the user account name and click Reset Password. Type the new password with strong characteristics, confirm the password and click the OK option. For any support, reach us on the Toll-free number.

Gateway MT6840 Laptop Black Screen

Disconnect your charger cord and remove the battery. Press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds and check if the Gateway MT6840 laptop turns on. Reconnect the power/charger cord and install the battery. Check if the issue is resolved. To enable Advanced Boot Options menu and enter Safe Mode, press ALT+ F10 when you view the Acer Logo. Choose your keyboard layout, click Troubleshoot –> Advanced options –> Command Prompt and type bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy to enable Advanced Boot Options menu. Click Exit –> Enter –> Turn off your PC. Press the power button, press F8 when the Acer logo appears and select Safe Mode with Networking.

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Gateway MT6840 CMOS Battery Replacement

Write down any custom BIOS settings you configured, such as CPU multiplier and RAM latency. Unplug the AC power adapter from your laptop. Use a screwdriver to remove the access panels. Search for the CMOS battery on the motherboard. Check the manual to locate the battery. Apply a small pressure to the retaining clip and remove the old battery. Insert the new battery and reconnect the power cables. Place the access panel to the laptop. When the system boots, reset the values in your system BIOS.

Gateway MT6840 Hard Drive Removal

It is quite easy to remove the hard drive from your Gateway MT6840 laptop. Choose a flat, clean area to work. Turn the laptop upside down. Locate the hard drive enclosure. Remove the two screws with a small screwdriver. Keep these screws in a safe place. Carefully slide the enclosure so that you do not damage the drive. You will see that the drive is screwed into the enclosure. It is a static-proof container. Remove the drive from the accessory only if necessary. Remove the screws to remove the drive.

Upgrade to windows 10

Sometimes there may be an issue upgrading to the Windows 10. Check if your Gateway MT6840 laptop has enough space. Check if there are any available updates in Windows Update to download or install. Remove the external storage devices that are not required for basic functionality. Select the Start button, type device manager and choose Device Manager from the results. Check Device Manager for errors, remove third-party security software and repair hard-drive errors.

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Gateway MT6840 Laptop Not Booting

  1. If the laptop sounds to boot normally but the video does not appear on the screen, test the laptop with an external monitor. But if the external screen works fine and there is no video on the laptop LCD, it shows that there is a problem inside the laptop display assembly.
  2. If the Gateway MT6840 laptop boots into Windows and works for some time but after that, it shuts down without any warning, restart the laptop. If the same problem appears again, it indicates a heat-related issue. The issue might also occur due to a faulty memory module.
  3. If the laptop still boots, run the memory test. Use Memtest86+. If it fails the memory test, replace the faulty module. First, reseat the memory module. Remove it from the slot on the motherboard and install it back. Install the memory module into the other slot.
  4. If there are two memory modules, try removing them one by one. If the laptop starts with one memory module in both slots but does not start with the second memory module in both slots, it shows that the second memory module is faulty. Replace the second memory module.

Unable to Connect to Wifi or Setting Up a New Wifi

The first step is to restart your modem and wireless router. This will create a new connection to your ISP. Generate a wireless network report to diagnose the problem on your Gateway MT6840 laptop. Make sure that there is no issue with your cable modem or Internet service provider.

Network Connection Issues

If you are unable to connect to the wireless network, go to Device Manager and expand Network adapters. Right-click wireless adapter and check if you have an Enable option. Check if the issue is resolved. If the issue persists, right click the wifi adapter and select Uninstall. Download the latest driver.

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Installing and uninstalling Software programs

If the installation does not start automatically on your Gateway MT6840 laptop, browse the disc to find the program setup file and open the file to start the installation. Open the disc drive and insert the disc into your PC. Follow the prompts on your screen. If install does not start automatically, check the AutoPlay settings. To install a newer version of any program, you first need to remove the application. To uninstall it on Windows 7, click Start and then select Control Panel. Click Uninstall a Program and select the software you wish to remove. Click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change and follow the on-screen instructions.