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Any beep code from pheonix starting with two beeps relates to ram issues. If you have treid swapping the ram and it only gives the first 2 beeps then most likely the RAM controller on the north bridge or the data channels themselves are damaged on the motherboard.

You can try running a single chip of ram in each slot at seperate attempts. If it is a data channel damaged this will bypass the problem although it will cripple the laptops performance. Either way, the only permanent and proper fix would be to replace the oBo which I doubt would be cost effective on this unit.


Gateway Solo... | Answered on Aug 07, 2009

Is the cell still in there ? if the battery is bad, the PS will not provide the charge, plus running the computer .try your pc without the cell pack. Only the power supply connected
Hope this help. keep me posted if not

Gateway Solo... | Answered on Jun 06, 2009

The only solution is to increase the RAM to at least 512 MB. Then install WinXP Pro. and enjoy. Else keep fighting!!!

Gateway Solo... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009

try it once..... Go to the bios ... try to change the boot priority... to hdd from cd-rom Drive....
Steps:- Go to bios settings(search in google to know the exact key if you are not aware of that... search by model no..) --> Boot --> look at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to make HDD default...

Gateway Solo... | Answered on Sep 28, 2013

could you clarify the problem further? what's happening/what are the symptoms?
- Vern.

Gateway Solo... | Answered on Mar 24, 2012

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Gateway... | Answered 3 days ago

old gateway , now owned by ACER.com
the old Gateway in Seattle went BUST.
yours 2012 made, not too old, and is ACER for sure inside.

here is the list of top fails, and cures.
1: remove the big battery and test PC, run ok now, on AC only.
it must even forever.
2: replace the RTC coin cell battery at 7year max old. (its time)
3 ;the HDD is bad. we run HDD tests on it now., in this order

learn that if the RTC bat. goes dead the NVram forgets
and with NVram forgets the BIOS can find the perfect HDD.
that is why ORDER matters. for that reason.

if after replacing any RTC bat. we go in to BIOS and reset BIOS to defaults inside BIOS, then make sure boot order inside BIOS
shows, HDD 0 first. and is not missing, if missing HDD may be dead. HDD can fail in 5 years on cheap laptops. and for sure bumped or dropped.

Gateway... | Answered on May 27, 2019

"No signal found" is a generic display from a monitor that is not receiving a signal from the input cable. Your tower, however, may or may not be functioning. If you have another source to connect the monitor to (laptop or other PC) you can try that. Most monitors have a "menu" button. You could press that to see if a menu is displayed on the monitor, That will indicate that the monitor is working as a stand-alone. It will also indicate which input source is being used. If the input source is incorrect, then no signal is being received from the incorrect source. As far as the tower is concerned, the are a myriad of causes for no signal to the monitor. It could be unbootable due to a hardware failure at the mainboard level or the power supply. If you hear a single beep then the main board has passed it's diagnostic testing successfully (memory is ok, chips and CPU are ok). If you hear more than a single beep, the main board is having a problem. If a single beep occurs, them most likely it is the graphics controller. any other failure would be displayed on the monitor. If the graphics controller is on the main board, then you will need to install a new graphics card, bypassing the main board's controller. Was this a working system at one time?

Gateway... | Answered on May 17, 2019

you will need software like NERO to burn cd or dvd select the option (burn image to disc) for mp3 cd to play on all cd players or if you try this go to your downloaded file and clik once left then once right clik then you see the option (send to) put cursor on that option then then another menu will come up then select your dvd drive if you cannot play that dvd after its burned you might need either dvd creator software or you might need a dvd player with Divx capability...you might already have dvd and cd burning software already on your pc like power producer im sure you'll get it on piratebay.org if you download utorrent first<(FREE) hope this helps be carefull of viruses on pirate bay

Gateway... | Answered on May 08, 2019

only from gateway DUH

Gateway... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

You can do it however you will need to do it via the control panel.

Try: > Wi-Fi > Unselect the tick box under Wi-Fi Radio Enabled


Gateway... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019

It's either a bad cord or a bad power supply connector.
Most PC power cords are the same and interchangeable.
Also check the connector on the power supply when you unplug it from the computer.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 30, 2019

I am sorry but it sounds like she got scammed.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

20 bucks if you don't have the ticket. Hey tell them my comment was helpful :D

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

First problem is as good as windows 7 is it is no longer supported. The hardware on the older machines are giving out as well. Every step forward on Windows 10 is another step backwards for Windows 7.
IF you are not able to upgrade then the most likely problem is the RAM has failed.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

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