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My computer is a Gateway(GT4023E). When I turn it on you hear the fan come on and the orange light for the disk drive. But the blue power light doesn't come on and the monitor is blank. Tested monitor on another tower (no problems). I put the tower up for months and decided to play around with it. It started right up. Now it is back to the original problem. Please help!

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  • myford8n Nov 28, 2008

    Same GT4023E, was working fine for 1 year then does not boot up, monitor is blank but fans and disk run, but blue light does not come on. Tried replugging all device and peripherals but did not help. I actually got it to boot up once more since then, but then it went blank again. This looks like a Power Supply but I have not tried a new one.

  • smithmp753 Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem where the computer blue light does not come on although the fan is running. I called Gateway who said check the power supply or replace the motherboard. I read a solution provided on this website to pull powerplug off the motherboard and push in ram cards. I did this and unplugged the power supply. When I plugged everything back in it worked, until I turned off the computer again. The next time I had the problem, I just unplugged the power supply and plugged it back in. The fan came on by itself. I held down the button to shut off the computer, then pushed it on again. It came on and is working. I will check the voltage of the power supply. Otherwise, I expect the motherboard is going bad. I sure wish someone can give me a low cost, more permanent solution.

  • hummergal40 Apr 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. Going to try soluation #2. Mine also was about a year old when it happen. tried to get Gateway to help with the repairs but they said the year was over. Never buy another Gateway sorry equipment and Tech. people.

  • myford8n May 11, 2010

    There are actually two connectors on this board to the PSU, one is the 24 pin, and the other is a 4 pin connector labelled ATX 12V. Tried both but same problem.

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I had this same issue late last year. Ended up replacing the mother board and system has been up and running ever since. I tried all the other ideas posted but none corrected the problem until I put in the new mother board.

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This problem i have seen mostly with the d845gvad2 (series) motherboard. i myself is using it and it often happens. unplug the power supply connector from the SMPS and plug it again tightly, also press the RAM tightly, the RAM Sloth may be loose. Keep in mind, do it with the main power supply unplugged....

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