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Gateway laptop completely dead, mobo gets power

Q: Gateway laptop completely dead, mobo gets power

I got a Gateway MX8711 laptop, it was supposed to be just missing an HDD, but the unit is completely dead. I've never got to see any indicator light, any whiff of a fan.

Since the alternative was throwing it away, I took the whole thing apart. All I know is that the PSU tests successfully at 19V, no obvious indications of burns or bad solders near the POS, and there is continuity on the board. The highlighted transistor S1040 gets 19V too*. The battery charge terminals give 0.85V.

Where do I go from here?

* See i39.tinypic.com/29dz2ir.jpg , I can't post links yet.

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A: Gateway laptop completely dead, mobo gets power

Sorry to report this to you, but the Gateway Ml, M7, and MX series of laptops from about 2007 through 2010 or later, have a very high (my term) failure rate... the motherboard goes.... Some technicians believe that the motherboard fails because the CPU cooling fan plugs up with lint, and the board or processor overheats... We have seen perhaps 36 or 37 of them... dead and not repairable... since 2007... except by the replacement of the system board... The average cost of the system board is $127 plus shipping...
Others believe the failure is because of the manufacturer who was in control at the time they were built... The problems appears to be the same whether it was built by Gateway or the other two companies who have been in line for the building process. Gateway was bought out by other companies in Korea about 2003 or 2004... a pretty reliable machine until then
I would contact Gateway or a technician who specializes in Gateway to see what their cost of repair is these days... but we are not sure we would want the repaired one either...
A look on eBay will affirm that there are lots of Gateway parts, but almost never any working Gateway motherboards...
You might want to take it to a certified tech who works on Gateway laptops for his or her evaluation...
But your time will be better spent shopping for a better unit.
The hard drive is still good, as is the memory and most other components, in our experience, but it is the motherboard that is the one part that is unrepairable.
We will be interested to see if there are other replies that have more hopeful news.

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I'm working on a 10-yr old HP pavillion pc. The pc would not turn on at all, monitor displays 'no signal'. the pc lights flicker. I had an older atx power supply and tried that- it worked. so I know that the old power supply was bad. the case was VERY dirty. almost all the vent holes were clogged. even after I tried my 'new' power supply, the cpu fan does not come on and I still get 'no signal' on monitor (the hard drive/cdrom drive DO come on). I'm thinking the power supply blew, taking the mobo with it. I don't want to spend alot of time on this, but can anyone offer any thoughts on this? thanks.

A:power supply dead;cpu fan dead,mobo?

A 10 year old system that you don't want to spend a lot of time on. What can I say?

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Oh god, this keeps happening to me. I've had so many hardware problems recently, completely ******* up a handful of days...

I'll tell you the entire story.
I have a fan on the front of the computer (quite small) that often makes alot of noise. So everytime it makes this sound, I press down on the casing or nudge it (or slap it), and it quitens down.
For the past 2-3 days though it's been EXTREMELY loud, and it's unstoppable.
A nudge shuts it up for a minute or 2, and then it starts up again. It's incredibly annoying...
So I decided to do something about it.
It's a small fan, it appears to only cool down my 2 harddrives and nothing else, so I thought I'd remove it.
Attached to the fan is a black wire and a red wire. I followed these wires back to the source. The 2 wires were seemingly forced into 2 of one the 4 pin harddrive cables (wires:red black black yellow, white plug).
[I should mention here that my computer was built by a specialist and purchased on eBay.]
I saw this and thought to my self "Easy!"
I pulled the 2 wires out and removed the fan from the casing.

When I started up the computer, everything seemed fine. No more noise!
Then I realised my 2nd harddrive wasn't showing up.
500GB of music, software and work. Important work....
I put my hand to the harddrive as the computer casing was still open. Nothing.

It's COMPLETELY unresponsive.
I look at the BIOs, it's not recognised.
I tried it in another compute... Read more

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After storm, the PC will not startup, no power, completely dead.Power supply is good!What is the path to check for power short to the motherboard or if it could be the motherboard that the PC will not start and how to check that?

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Hi all,

I'm a new boy to the forum but would be grateful for your help on a problem that has suddenly developed on my son's machine. I have some knowledge but not a lot (what's that they say about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing..)

Anyway the problem is as follows:

The system was bought from novatech in the UK about 4 years ago. It is 2000+ AMD processor on a K7SA5 motherboard running XP home.
All was fine at lunchtime.
When switching on this evening, the fans (graphics, CU, case, PSU) start, the power LED, HDD LED and CD LED all come on (and stay on) but nothing else happens. Normally there would be one beep and the system would start. Now no beep, nothing.
The power switch and Reset buttons now do nothing - need to switch off at the wall.
I've check some of the power leads and they seem to be sending out 12V and 5V OK.
There have been no general power problems that I am aware of eg surge/ spikes, other machine in the house are fine.
I've checked the CMOS battery and reseated the cards and memory.

My guess is that the system isn't even getting to the motherboard ROM to start up the POST.

Could it be the PSU?
The Power Switch?
The Motherboard?
Any thing else?

Any pointers gratefully received.

I'm not keen to change the MB unless I have to as the PSU is only 300W and any newer stuff is likely to need that upgrading too - I might end up with the costs of nearly a whole new machine.


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A:Is my MoBo dead or is it power or something else?

Same thing

My computer is doing the same thing, except, I switched my hardware from one case to the other and power up was attempted, a fan would spin, a led would pop on and nothing else. I switched back to the original case and the same thing happens. The RAM led is lit on the motherboard and network port is lit and flashing so I know the MOBO is getting power, but it just does not want to power on the whole way. I had the same problem when I first built the box, but it was resolved by another friend when I wasn't looking and I neve asked the technical details on how he fixed it. My specs are below.

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro Intel P4 3.0G HT
VC: ATI Radeon x800 PRO 256MB AGP
PSU: Turbolink Switching Power Supply (stock with full tower)
Memore: 1.5G of Corsair Value Select and HP stuff
HDD: Seagate Barracude 120GB


I have fooled with the front panel wiring to see if that is the problem. Tried powering on sans video card, soundcard, HDD, fans, etc. I am completely lost. Cleared CMOS as well.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

B to the J.

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Hey guys! My moms PC had an Athlon MP 1600+ on an ECS K7S5A motherboard and though I knew the incompatabilities, I thought I'd try it out. It worked great for a while, but now every time I try to reboot, I have to (in this order): Unplug the power, unplug the monitor, hit the power switch a couple of times, and plug the stuff back in and power it on to get any video. Also, it will lock up randomly while either booting or checking the HDD for errors. I would think that I could just reinstall Winderz, but for the part about the video...


A:[SOLVED] I think I have a dead mobo here (Bad power supply)

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Hi everyone, i hope you are all well. I am having an issue with my laptop.... The laptop is a
Fujitsu Amilo Li 3910, it is around 2 years old

The problem with the laptop is that it has been dead and does not switch on at all , it has been dead for around 1 month.

It does not switch on at all .... i have connected the mains but even this doesn't work.... normally lights come up to show it is charging.... but now nothing comes up.

I have taken out the battery and tried connecting the mains without and with the battery... nothing works.....

I need access to my files..... but how can i transfer them when it wont even switch on :-(

I am not sure what is wrong with it...

I think either the battery is dead or probably the motherboard..... but i am not an expert....
So i hope people can give me advice..... on what to do..... are the files lost forever... and should i just chuck it away????

Many thanks

A:Is my laptop completely dead?????

By the sound of what you have discribed your power supply may have failed. This would have caused the battery to go flat. It would be worth your time to get a (recommended) computer shop to check the power supply for you.

If the PC has died, which is unlikely after only a couple of years, you can buy a USB hard drive adapter from any computer store or on Ebay that will connect to another PC. You then remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to the adapter. Then you can copy all your important files to a DVD or save them on the other PC's hard drive for future use.

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Hi There, My HP Laptop T15 went COMPLETELY DEAD while I was doing a complete system restore.  Computer was at about 27 % completing the system retore, when I decided to charge a R/C helicopter using a USB plug.  Immediately upon plugging in to the USB  drive, the screen went suddenly blank.  The computer seems to be completely dead.  There is no response to pushing/holding the "power on" button.  I've tried holding down a variety of keys (including the F11 key) along with the power button but no response whatsoever.  None of the LED indicator lights appear.  I've removed battery and unplugged power button leaving off for several hours which yields no benefit.  I can't open up the CD drive---this requires a functioning machine. Have I permanently shorted out operation, scrambled mechanism, and incapacitated the laptop? I'd appreciate hearing back from anyone's suggestion to this perplexing dilema. Howard Pearlman

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I have a toshiba satellite pro A120 laptop which hasn't been used for a few months and is now completely dead. I have replaced the power adapter and I have reseated the battery but makes no difference. There are no lights on the front at all. Does anyone know what I should try next. I dont want to keep buying new parts unless I know they are going to work. It worked ok last time I used it.

A:toshiba laptop completely dead

Check that the power supply is actually putting out the proper voltage.

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Hello and thank you in advance for any assistance.

My laptop is about 5yrs old. My daughter was using the laptop without the power cord and the battery died. When she plugged in the power cord the laptop would not power on. When I try to power on the laptop the charge light blinks amber twice (one short, one long) and then nothing. No other lights, no beeps, no fan, nothing! I have had the power cord tested and it is fine. I tried doing the hard start (or reset) by removing the battery and cord and holding the power button down for 30 seconds and then replacing the cord and battery. It still won't power on. I don't know if this is standard pricing, but my local Best Buy charges $200.00 for a repair! I can't afford that! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: HP NX9030 laptop is completely dead!

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So yesterday I was on my gateway laptop for 10 hours playing games. I've had the laptop for like 2 years. It worked fine yesterday and the days before. But today when I try to turn it on, it didn't turn on. So I plugged the power supply to the laptop. There was nothing wrong with the battery. The light was blue which is saying that the computer is fully charged. But the light beside it which indicates that the computer is turned on, well...it didn't light up and the computer was like dead, no sign of life except the battery charger light. Nothing else lighted up. I even tried to take out the battery and cord and hold the power button for 30 seconds then put the cord and battery back in. But it still didn't work. So please help, I'm thinking that the laptop is fried, but I still have faith in it. Please help.

A:I think my gateway laptop is dead

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I have a Gateway Solo 9150 that apparently was struck by lightning. The battery light goes to green after being charged, but the on button does nothing. Where is the first place to look for lightning damage and is there a help website that shows disassembly?

Thanks for the help.


A:Gateway Solo 9150 Laptop Dead

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Hi All.

I havn't been on here for a while. I hope y'all had a good festive season. All the best for the comming year! And hello and welcome to all new members since my last post.

I got a couple of problems here for you to take a look at if you get the time.

( 1 ) My old trusty HP NX8220 laptop died over Xmas. Extreme over indulgence + a "wee" argument with the wife = Vodka split all over my keyboard whilst switched on. I immediately pulled the power and turned it upsidedown in an effort to prevent the alcohol from soaking down to the MOBO. Alas, I don't think I was quick enough. All I get when I plug the power in is the AC light which goes off after a few seconds. Nothing else. I have stripped the laptop down and there is no visible damage. Every thing looks perfect and there is no smell of burning. Cant really smell the Vodka much either. Somethings obviously died though.
Does anyone have any Ideas as to what the most likely component/s to have sustained damage is/are?

(2) After looking through my collection of old computer parts (I'm not so well off at the moment so cant buy any new parts) I found numerous MOBO's. One of which was an old Intel D865GBF. These boards are fussy when it comes to RAM and could not get it running with a satisfactory amount of RAM for XP (1.5GB). Then I stumbled upon my old ASUS A7N8X Deluxe v2. My first MOBO and probably one of the best ever made in my opinion. So after a good two days finding suitable har... Read more

A:Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

I doubt the laptop is saveable, as far as the driver, it could be a set of motherboard drivers. and Yes, Windows could be reading it wrong. if you have the disc for the board, or go download the drivers you need, I would just uninstall it, and reinstall.

It should not really affect anything, tho Im sure that would be a waste of space if windows is right.

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Ever since my last windows update about a week ago my laptop won't completely shut down. The screen goes black but the light stays on. Only way I can get it to completely shut off is to hold the power button for 5 seconds. I've checked all the settings I can think of, as this happened once before right after I upgraded to Windows 10. 

A:Laptop won't power off completely

Hi, The first thing I'd suggest is to try disabling Windows 10 hybrid boot - you can do this as follows. Open Settings and select System.  Select Power and sleep, then click on Additional power settings - in the following window, click on 'Choose what the power button does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, first click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' ( near the top of the Window ) and then remove the checkmark from the box against 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)'.  Click the Save Settings button, then close any open windows and shutdown the notebook by right click the Start Menu icon, select Command Prompt (Admin) and click ?Yes? to the uac prompt. Type ( or copy and paste ) in the following command ( including spaces ) and hit enter. shutdown /s /t 0 Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a couple of minutes before checking if it will now shutdown correctly from the Start Menu. If this has corrected the issue, it may be worth turning Fast Start-up back on ? sometimes just deleting and re-creating the file will resolve the problem. Regards, DP-K

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Hi my learned friends,

I have a major issue with my Sony Vaio laptop. I have had the laptop for over 5 years and its been ok, its an PCG-5318.
I used the laptop couple of nights ago and today as I tried to swith it on.... nothing, nada! Its totally dead I do not hear any noice of fan or disk or get any lights. I have tried to plug it direct to the main and also from battery. I know the Adaptor is working as I checked that.
Any ideas guys would be very helpful, as I need the data on the laptop.


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My laptop(Gateway NX 560 XL) would run for a while, overheat and shut off by itself, each time I used it. I brought a usb powered fan for the laptop to sit on, and this helped prolong the amount of time it stayed on before shutting off. I stored the laptop away for a couple of weeks in an attache case. When I went back to use it, it would not power on using the power cable that came with it. I tried using a universal power cable that lit up when connected, but the electricity still wasn't making anything power on.

My laptop has a 80 GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive; 1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 Memory Module; Window XP Media Center Edition; 945PMw/128MB ATI Video Motherboard; 8X DVD Multi-Writer Drive; & Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600.


A:Gateway NX 560 XL laptop overheats and won't power on

Sounds as if overheating caused your laptop to die...possibly fried your motherboard, or CPU, etc.
Try connecting a different adapter/power unit to your laptop to see if that resolves the problem.

If that doesn't help, you may want to take it to be physically looked at by a shop or technician..but chances are heat has damaged it. For future reference, here's an article on preventing laptop overheating: http://time4tech.com/article26.html

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Hello, I recently was using my Gateway laptop one night. I smelled something burning and disconnected it. I turned it back on and everything worked fine. However, the light on my laptop that indicates if the adapter was plugged in would not come on. When I disconnected the adapter from the computer the green that it is on the adapter itself glows solid green. When I plugged the adapter inot the laptop, the light on the adapter is green but its blinks back and forth. Somehow, my laptop is not reading the adapter or it shorting the adapter out. Does anyone know whats wrong?

A:Power Shortage with Gateway Laptop

A burning smell from electronics usually means that some component was pushed to its limits and after seeing the light that component decided to alter its form of existence into something like a brown molten lump.

Take that laptop to a repair shop or return it if it is still under warranty.

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I am working on a friends Gateway P6825 Laptop, somehow the HDD got locked. The owner does not know how to go into the BIOS to set a HDD password, I have been a PC tech for many years and this is my first encounter with this. I did some research, most say contact manufacturer, or they will not help because they think the unit is stolen. I can guarantee it is NOT. I tried removing the CMOS battery, tried recovering the files with an external drive reader, it shows unallocated space on the disk, and shows it is not initialized.  I saw some strange fixes that I did not think were a good idea, shorting out the CMOS with a jumper wire, inserting a Vista disk, and doing a Hot swap (while powered up) with the HDD...that could cause other issues, mess up other HW I do believe.  The owner purchased a new unit, and just wants to recover data. He told me he had the HDD replaces a while back, not sure how to proceed. Thanks in advance for any info... Rick

A:Gateway P-6825 Laptop, when I power up it says Ent...

HDD password is set or frozen?http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/~/bios-password-frozen

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I am working on a friends Gateway P6825 Laptop, somehow the HDD got locked. The owner does not know how to go into the BIOS to set a HDD password, I have been a PC tech for many years and this is my first encounter with this. I did some research, most say contact manufacturer, or they will not help because they think the unit is stolen. I can guarantee it is NOT. I tried removing the CMOS battery, tried recovering the files with an external drive reader, it shows unallocated space on the disk, and shows it is not initialized.  I saw some strange fixes that I did not think were a good idea, shorting out the CMOS with a jumper wire, inserting a Vista disk, and doing a Hot swap (while powered up) with the HDD...that could cause other issues, mess up other HW I do believe.  The owner purchased a new unit, and just wants to recover data. He told me he had the HDD replaces a while back, not sure how to proceed. Thanks in advance for any info... Rick

A:Gateway P-6825 Laptop, when I power up it says Ent...

HDD password is set or frozen?http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/~/bios-password-frozen

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Tried the power drain thing............nada. No lights, fans.........zilch.

it is a Model PA6A ...............Gateway wants 199.00.........I'm a firefighter not a millionaire; any help?

A:gateway laptop wont power on

Hi Ascfire,
First you should check if the power cord works. You can also try to remove the battery and HDD, power cord unplugged, of course. Put all together and try again. There may have been a current peak and it can make a lot of harm, which needs professional help.

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A few days ago, I noticed that the AC adapter would not recharge the lithium-ion battery nor would it supply the power for the laptop. Now, my battery has 1% life, and I cannot use the laptop. AC adapter alone would not even supply the power of the laptop. My question is... does this indicate that the battery is dead or that there is a problem with AC adapter? It is Fujitsu laptop, and I had no problem in the past two years until now. I would appreciate any comment or advice. Thank you!



A:Help! My laptop's power supply seems dead

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When I try to power up my Gateway (MT3705) laptop, sometimes it comes right up, and sometimes I have to hold the button down up to about 10 seconds usually to get it to power up. Any ideas what that might be? Corrupted BIOS? Can the BIOS be reset or something?

A:Gateway laptop takes forever to power up

I was chatting with tech support and getting the runaround when I posted this, but they finally came through with the answer.

Looks like something was corrupted in the very low-level stuff, maybe even below the BIOS, I don't know. The solution was to take out the battery, hold the power switch for a minute (yes, a long time), then let go, and put the battery back in. Now it powers up right away!

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I have a Gateway M-6834 laptop and when I turn it on, its power button and wireless light blinks (no matter f I turn on or turn off the wireless manually). The fan doesn't work and actually the computer doesn't start. Only these two lights are blinking. I unplugged the battery and only used the adaptor, but again it didn't change and the same happened. I do appreciate your help!

A:Gateway M-6834 laptop -- power blinks

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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(Dont know if this in right section)
My mom bought a Gateway Laptop about 5 or 6 months ago and now it doesnt turn on when its plugged in. I have to push the AC adaptor into the laptop and hold it in firmly for it to power on/charge. Is there something wrong with the battery or is it the AC adaptor? If you need any more information just ask.

A:Gateway Laptop Power Supply - Battery

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The problem started about a month ago, I would be using my laptop and it would shut itself down. If I let it set for 30 mins it would come back on and I could use about an hour and it would go down again. The machine is all orginal nothing has been added or changed from the orginal config. I took it to a local pc repair shop as well as Gateway and was told they could not duplicate the problem and nothing was wrong. Now it wont come on at all, it tries to boot up and shuts right back off. Sometimes it makes it to the Windows XP screen and then shuts down. At first I thought the laptop was getting to hot but now it seems like a power issue. I am not techincal, but am tired of spending money to be told there is not a problem with the machine, therefor I am looking for a resolution to this problem myself. Any suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Gateway DS 450X Laptop wont power up!

laptop issues are posted in the laptop forum. Either it is power or heat.
I suggest replacing the power pack. That's an easy thing to test.

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Hi techies,

My dell inspiron 4000 laptop is not powering up. When I plug in the power supply to the wall outlet the battery lights up but as soon as I plug it into the laptop the light on the battery goes out. The part on the laptop where the battery is plugged in also smells burnt when I plug it back out.

Is this a battery problem or is it as I feared, the power section on the board is fried? Do I have to get a new laptop or can that part of the board be replaced?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.



A:Dead Laptop Power Regulator on M/board?

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Lately I have been having power issues. my laptop is always plugged in (power surge protecter used) i shut it off when not in use. but now even though it is using 100% AC adapter for power; the Li-ion battery is draining, and the laptop shuts off after about 15 min. i have tried to use the laptop with out the Li-ion battery and it shuts off after about 15 min. i have switched outlets and there is no change.

i do use a chill pad at all times. and i have checked all connections and everything is plugged in.

Any suggestions?


A:Have a Gateway 7500 series laptop with Power Issues

Inspect your battery, and power adapter very carefully for bent pins and contact strips. Assure best contact by bending them outward ever so slightly.
Then consider buying an official Gateway power adapter on eBay.
Power adapters fail frequently enough to distrust them. Batteries have never been as reliable as one would like.
Too much heat or too drastic a cold will ruin the power adapter or the battery. Do not leave any of them in a car during summer or winter temperatures.

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Hello!  Just wondering if someone can help me find a new power cord and brick for my old laptop.  My 12 and 9 year old boys are going to be using it and I would like to get it running again.    Any help would be greatly apprecitated.  Thanks very much,  ctharry.
[edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, email addresses, phone numbers, full serial numbers, etc.]

A:Power Cord and brick for a Gateway Laptop Model No...

Parts for this legacy product may be available through our Parts Partners in the US. Contact information is below.Capital Data - http://www.capitaldatausa.com/ - 1-800-999-4409, COMSOL - MYMICRO.COM / http://www.mymicro.com/USA / 1-877-696-4276 and SHOPbySYSTEM.com - http://gateway.shopbysystem.com/ - 1-800-678-1039

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Hello,I have a Z50-75 laptop which has had power jack issues in the past. The jack has been replaced several time. The most recent time it was replaced, I proceeded to use it thay night as normal, and then closed the laptop to put it in sleep mode and went to bed. The next morning, the computer is completely unresponsive. It had not moved from the position on my desk at all. Bought a nen charger to no avail. Will not light up in any way, does not show any signs of life (no fan noise, no cd drive eject, etc).  Have tried troubleshooting anything I could think of; dont see any visible issues to thr hardware. If anyone has any ideas or if I could get a hold of Lenovo Support, that would be great. Spent nearly an hour looking for a customer support email but it seems it isn't that simple haha.  I really like my laptop and would like to see it working again. Have had about 3yrs. Thanks. Edit-typos.

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I have a Compaq Presario 2100. well the power jack broke off the motherboard, while trying to solder it back in place, one of the prongs bent, so I was taking it out again to start over, when my friend bumped into me. I accidently pulled it out of the motherboard. While inspecting the prongs, it looks as though a copper looking "sleeve" was still soldered to the prong. Is there anyway to fix this?

Also, the original jack was lost. I have another one, it's not a replacement, but it fits the plug. How can I solder this to the mobo for it to work?

Please help me.

A:Power input broke on laptop mobo....

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my gateway solo 1450 laptop will all of a sudden just not turn on. When i either put in the battery or attach the ac adapter it will not turn on when i press the poer buton, not even responding at all. THe charging light will not go off and it is always a redish orange color. Has my motherboar been fried? thanks

A:My gateway solo 1450 laptop will not turn on, power light only

You wil have to take it to a specialist to have it repaired.

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I'm In a dilemma with An Emachines T2792 I received the pc from a friend whom knows I work on PC's on the side when I plugged it in I found it to be stuck turned on
The green indicator light was lit like it was turned on, but no signal was stated on the monitor,, then after trying unsuccessfully to press and Depress many times did nothing
so I unplugged and replugged in the same, so I unplugged again, and messed with button some more then replugged in , nothing no green indicator light then i noticed a soft whistling and clicking sounds from power supply, so I got another brand new power supply {correct power supply} when I plugged tower in it lit the green indicator light on tower then softly went out
I tried pressing in power button nothing no response.
Now my question is I am pretty sure I need to buy another power supply now
But I need some ideas on what to replace to get the pc up and running again??
would it be the switch???
or the motherboard????

A:2 Dead Power Supplies need to Ressurect Dead Emachine T2792 Help

I had a similar problem with an emachines T2825. When I plugged it in, it automatically came on, and wouldn't turn off unless I unplugged it. It wouldn't POST or anything. After testing everything, I found out that the motherboard was bad. So that would be my guess, is that it could possibly have a bad motherboard.

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I have what until recently was a rare problem with an old pc but it has now become permanent. It won't power up - no beeps no lights no fans no nothing. I have tried all the usual tricks - replaced battery, removed everything, replaced psu, tried it with nothing in, tried it with a few things in, bridged the power switch jumper. It does very rarely get power but there is no pattern. I don't mind buying a replacement mobo but if the cpu has gone I might just bin the lot. It's a PII 266, chaintech 6LTM mobo. I'm on the verge of getting a mobo from ebay but if anyone can suggest anything else I would be grateful. Thanks

A:Completely dead pc - anyone help ?

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I have a T40 model, and the last time it was working properly, one of our employees was using a usb device in it and mentioned before it completely crashed that it was rebooting/freezing from the usb device. When i say completely crashed, this mean when I go to power it on 5 of the Light under the screen light up for a half second(not even - in the color green) then flick back off and kicks right back off and goes into a endless cycle of this until the battery dies. You can hear what sounds like the cpu fan trying to kick in and just die in that short time and it does it insync with the lights flicking on and off...I took hd out/battery out and tried othre ones that I know work, and tested those ones in another T40, and they work fine. I'm not sure how to get to the main memory slot so I can try to replace that, but would that cause this ? it seems like something is drawing too much power, never seen anything like this on a laptop, is it possible the power supply could do cause this, wondering if anyone could help ? Thanks in advance

A:IBM T40 Completely Dead

In the T40 the memory is under the keyboard. you have to undo the keyboard screws (I think 5 of them in total underneath they have a picture by them of a keyboard) and pop it up.

Memory can be the culprit if its bad and its pulled it just won't try and boot at all if the same symptoms occur its probably a bad mainboard (possibly something to do with the power). Have you taken a known good battery and plugged it into the device and does it do the same issue? If thats the case it has nothing to do with A/C power converting.

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There appears to be no electricity getting to the computer. It is completely dead. It's a Gateway about 4-5 years old. We have tried all the obvious things like changing cords and outlets. The cover is off. No apparent damage. Nothing seems to be loose.

Any suggestions on what hardware may have gone bad? Power supply?

A:Computer completely dead.

Yes! of course a power supply problem. Here's a step by step procedure in diagnosing this problem:

1. Turn on your computer. (ok I know it wont turn on but just turn the power on), check at the back of your cpu. is the power supply fan spinning? If not, then you'll have to throw away that power suppy & start buying a new one.

2. If the fan is spinning but the computer is still 'dead', open the cover & check whether all the power connectors is connected properly. Usually, they're 2 'female' power connectors that must have to be connected to the motherboard (1 is the biggest connector of your power supply & the other is a 2x2 hole connector (a square-shaped one). Try searching for a 'male' socket on your motherboard for these 'female' connectors. Maybe you forgot to connect one.

3. If the fan is spinning & you're extremely sure that you connected all connectors properly but the CPU still dead, Then check your RAM whether it is pushed/plugged properly onto the socket. You can try taking off the RAM from it & re-seat it again & then turn on your computer. Again, make sure it is properly pushed/plugged.

4. If still cannot, try you borrow a RAM from your friends (make sure you borrow a correct type of RAM and it's working well. Then fit the RAM onto your motherboard & try turn on again.

5. If still cannot on, ermm.. I don't know what's next. Maybe your processor??? ... Read more

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Don't remember why, but renamed file HAL.DLL to Hal.DLX in Window\System32 folder. Result when next I booted was error
indicating Windows could not come up because the file was missing or corrupted and "please reinstall". Cannot get into safe
mode or any other mode to fix it.

Tried HP recovery disk to no avail. It just runs me around in circles. Can anyone help?

Currently using old Win95B laptop, but missing all my current work files, etc.

Appreciate any suggestions.

A:Win Xp completely Dead! Need help baaaaaad!

Boot from CD and follow directions below to start Recovery Console.

Insert CD and restart computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts;
choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. (if you didn't
create one try pressing enter).

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help
for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a
specific command.

Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD.
The command would be
expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll.
Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have
expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and
restart the computer.

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Hi.Basically I was charging my portable charger using my Lenovo Yoga 500 (14IDB), the Lenovo itself wasn't plugged into a power supply and neither was it turned on. I didn't know that the portable charger had become faulty. Later on I tried turning my laptop on but it wasn't turning on, I tried many things such as removing the cables etcetera but it didn't work but the white LED light was showing on the sides, later I tried pressing the power button for 30 seconds and even the LED light went. I did not remove the battery whilst pressing on the power button because the battery is in-built and I did not know how to remove it but yeah, now it's completely dead and I don't know what to do. Even the LED light is gone!!Please don't bash me for my many stupidities. And secondly, does anyone know what happens when you press on the power button for 30 secs WHILST the battery is still in?HELP!!! I've tried getting into Novo mode and I cant even do that.

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My flat panel monitor screen has gone pink. Is there absolutely no way back for it? Is it an ex-monitor?

A:Is my monitor completely dead?

Is the montiors display always pink? If you enter the BIOS or Safe Mode is it pink, or just in Windows?

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I was watching a video of people smashing an old TV that smelled like pickles when my computer abruptly shut off. When I pressed the power button, there is no response. Bought a new PSU and tested it, same result. Power button is hooked up right. Is the motherboard dead? It is an MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 and is 6 months old. Sometimes when I try to turn it on it will get a response and the light will blink for a split second but this is just the computer discharging static electricity. The computer got power surged the day before by lightning, if that helps.

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My daughter's G580 shows no signs of life. No lights of any kind. I tried the "remove battery and charger cord, press the power button once per second 10 times and then hold for 30", but it made no difference. I tested the the P/S and it's putting out a solid 20.5v. I removed the keyboard and the keyboard bezel and removed the power jack/USB board and checked continuity through the board. Everything seems okay. Is there anything else I could check? I'd hate to think the motherboard is shot. Thanks!  

A:G580 Completely Dead

I have the same problem same laptop model, G580. I did the same troubleshooting pressed the power button 10 times with 1 sec interval in between then pressed and hold for 30 secs.  Somehow the cpu fan starts to run for like 3 secs then went off. Now Im back again with the same problem, no response at all. 

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Hey guys,
I purchased an Alienware 14 about a year and a half ago and i have been loving everything about the computer. It runs everything i throw at it, is made very well and has been having absolutely no problems... unitl now.
I was recently laying in bed browsing the internet, when randomly both my alienware and power cord completely lost power. When i say that they both lost power i mean that my screen went black, the light by the power button that is usually lit up when plugged in had no color, and my power cord that usually has a blue light around the tip to show that its receiving power went off too. This was really weird to me, especially relating to the power cord, because even when ive unplugged it in the past, the blue light would slowly fade away and not immediately go out.
My initial reaction was that my electricity went out, but throughout this whole ordeal i had a fan running on the same power strip with no problems. This leads me to believe that my power cord shorted out while plugged into the computer and likely fried something internally. As a side note, i put my voltimeter on the power cord and as soon as i touch the outside ring and inside prong the power cord completely dies (the light turns off immediately) just like when my computer died in the first place.
Since this happened, ive tried: a power cord from a friends alienware laptop, leaving it plugged in all night, taking the battery out with the power cord plugged in, taking it apart piece by piece an... Read more

A:Alienware 14 Completely Dead

The DC jack would be the next part to replace - if that doesn't solve the issue, the mainboard is the faulty part.

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I've only had this computer for a little over 2 years. I'm using Windows Vista Home Edition.

Yesterday I booted up my computer and tried to log on. It took 30 minutes for me to log on, and I didn't reach my profile, just a temporary one. I created a new profile so I didn't have to wait through 30 minutes each time I logged on, but that's only a temporary fix.

My computer freezes at random. The mouse is movable but nothing loads or is clickable. I sometimes the freezing happens as soon as I log in. Sometimes it happens when I open a program, sometimes it happens when the screensaver is supposed to come on.

90% of the time the orange "loading" light on my computer is on during the lock-ups, but I don't hear anything coming from the computer.

Am I SOL and have to reinstall Vista or is there something I can do to fix this?

A:Computer completely dead?

try boot in safe mode and see if it works, if it does, then put in your vista disk, boot from it and try a repair on windows.

i would also run a scan for viruses

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We have a Dell laptop Running Windows 7 Professional that has been a real workhorse. Just the other day it refused to boot, taking us into the Repair screen. On the repair screen that displays Windows installations it did show Windows 7 Professional (as the D: drive), but after 'repairing' for at least 90 minutes it ultimately said that the computer could be fixed by this method. I then got out my 64 bit W7 Pro disk and tried again with identical results. This time I went to the advanced options command prompt. When I entered D: at the prompt I got the dreaded request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

Undeterred, I removed the drive from the laptop and hooked it up as a slave to another computer. It popped up on other PC as the E: drive, but when I opened an administrative prompt and typed in E:, I got that same I/O error message.

Now I'm stumped. How is it that Windows shows up as a valid OS through the repairs, but the drive is inaccessible? I don't mind getting a new drive and reinstalling, but there's a fair amount of stuff that had never been backed up

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I have SatelLite pro M70 PSM76E, and I it has following problem,
When I try to power on, LCD display is completely dead. I connected CRT and it seems to start ok but when it goes to windows it hangs and reboots after few secondes.
I think it is not problem with OS becouse when I use recovery CD and knoppix cd the LCD is still black. May be it is problem with graphics card or mainboard.

I don't have a disassemble manual to clean my M70 inside.

I would like to find solution myself before going to the service.

Any ideas,


A:Satellite M70 - LCD display is completely dead

If you get a picture on the external monitor but not on the internal, this looks like an FL inverter fault. It controls the screen backlight and must be replaced.

I would recommend contacting an ASP in your country. They can disassemble the notebook and exchange the part. I?m sure that they will help you.

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