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Gateway 500LS, press power button, begins to to start up, but after a few seconds switches off. If you persevere with a few tries of powr button it may evetually power up.

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Let it charge for 1days then try

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Dear Rythmickarma,
As you said the main power LED seems to be glowing but the system is not powering on... so there are few things to check here:
  1. Remove all other connections apart from Power supply, keyboard, mouse and monitor and see if that makes any difference.
  2. When the computer normally boots up there is a POST check Beep sound from CPU .. do you here any beep?
  3. When you tap on numlock key on your keyboard, do you see numlock LED toggle between ON and OFF state?
  4. Is there any signal on monitor .. When disconnected from the CPU, the monitor should show Self test signal .. does it happen?
  5. Open the chassis and check if you can feel the spinning of Hard drive...
  6. Remove the power supply cord from the back of the computer and press and hold the power button for few seconds .. this would drain the accumulated power from the CPU components .. now reconnect the power supply and see if that makes any difference..
Please try the above steps and let me know. Hope that helps.

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If no change, remove the CD/DVD drive and if you feel comfortable, the hard drive. Reconnect power and try to turn on again.

If you still get nothing, check for any loose screws on the bottom of the case and snug them (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN). Just finger tight so the screw is not turning loosely. Remove and reseat the RAM. If you get no power, remove the RAM and reconnect power to see if you get beeps from the system.

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