I have a Gateway GT series 5228, and when I turn it on, the fan starts to go and I hear a click, a click that always happens when the computer boots, but then the monitor says there is no signal, and the fan keeps running with no boot. Also after I try to turn it on after a couple of unsuccessful tries, it actually boots and the machine works fine.
I have already sent it to Geek Squad and they replaced the Thermal Paste in my unit, but when i hooked it up and turned it on, it did not boot until the seventh or eighth time i tried, with the same problems as listed above.
"Also after I try to turn it on after a couple of unsuccessful tries, it actually boots and the machine works fine". This maybe cause by the hardware problem. And it usually caused by the motherboard. Changing the motherboard unit may solve the problem. But make sure you've already done the basic test on all of your hardware before changing it with a new one.
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When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
If you have another computer that will hook up to the internet, download a copy of any live Linux CD (UBUNTU) and see if the computer will boot with that (you download a image file that burns to a boot able cd). If it will boot with a live CD, then you have a Hard drive / operating system problem. If it will not boot from that, you have a mother board problem. Start removing things from the motherboard, unplug and remove everything then plug hook up things one at a time.
SOUNDS LIKE YOURE VIDEO CARD IS UNSEATED AS YOU DONT EVEN GET AN ERROR ON SCREEN TRY REMOVE AND REFIT IF YOU HAVE ONBOARD VGA REMOVE VIDEO CARD TO SEE IF IT WILL BOOT IF THIS DOESNT WORK REMOVE CMOS BATTERY AND TRY AGAIN.
Most computers set Harddisk as the default boot option. Go to BIOS setup(press del during startup) and go to boot options and changed it from there. It is either found on advanced setup or it has a menu of its own, depending on the BIOS chip.
her is solution for ur problem..
download ur motherboard manual from net ..its free for all.. then watch out care fully that how can u plug in ....
be care fulman.. a wrong connection also can damage u r hardwares & motherboard...
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The beeps you hear are probably BIOS error beep codes. Through a series of long and short beeps the BIOS communicates what type of error is occurring during the initial stages of the start up process. If you can tell me the manufacturer and model number of the board AND the sequence and length of the beeps I can point you in the direction to go.