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When i turn on my gateway ms2252 laptop it does one of 2 things the first thing is it lights up the lights and spins the fan and then makes a small sound and the lights go off and does nothing else. the second thing is that if i press the power button the lights come on and i can hear the fan spinning but the screen stays black.. my lap top does one of these 2 things i described everytime i press the power button...can you help me please??

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