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Gateway mt3418 will not power back on

I have as gateway mt3418 laptop and was working like I normally do and all of a sudden it powered off and will not boot back on. I took back to Best buy and the geeksquad informed me that it may be the hardrive or processor board, and said that it ws not worth fixing.Please help me.

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  • Souderton Nov 14, 2008

    I have a similar problem with an MT3418. The computer will not even go to the BIOS. I replaced the CMOS battery (it's located under the touch pad). Still no luck. I tried booting up off of a DVD with the BIOS flash utility, still no luck. The screen looks dead.

    It really looked like a CMOS battery problem. Occasionally it wouldn't boot the BIOS and then would come up with the wrong date.

    Best Buy is not one of my favorites - very bad customer service.

  • japex May 04, 2009


    Looks like we all have the same problem. But it came up exactley after the warranty expired. Screen went dead and not possible to restart anymore. Hard disc, CD drive, ventilator is on but no display :-( ******* cheap gateway ****. At least if I knew it was dropped or something but no. I took good care of it.

    New motherboard would cost like a new laptop.



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