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Gateway laptop, MX3414, does not boot up. screen remains black. Can hear harddrive running. Plugged into another monitor but it does not receive signal (I am not sure if function button for switching monitors works). Help.

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Try holding down the power button for about 5 seconds , it may be in hibernate mode.

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I had a similar problem some time ago, when i wanted to start my laptop, i could see the lights go on briefly and hear a click sound and then nothing. I tried taking out the battery and only using the power cable, still nothing.

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