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Fan runs constantly, but nothing comes on the monitor

My Gateway tower is only 3 yrs old. It has been sounding slower more recently. Yesterday when I hit the power button it wouldn't boot up. It sounded like it was wanting to, but the fan just ran constantly. The only thing that came on the monitor for just a few seconds was the color squares and 'no video'.

The Geek squad told me it was probably the motherboard and I should just get a new tower. Any ideas?

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  • macias7937 Nov 18, 2008

    I also have the exact same problem. Apparently these gateways all have the exact same issue after reading multiple blogs. I am not sure where to start. If anyone out there has been able to resolve the issue please let those people stuck know. After thinking through the issue it definitely sounds like a motherboard. The "beep" sound never is produced during the start up process. The screen just has the color squares for a breif moment. None of the bootable CD's work. The fan just runs really loud constantly. HELP!!!

  • macias7937 Nov 18, 2008

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  • macias7937 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I know it's isolated to the motherboard because the "beep" has not sounded and the fan runs loud constantly like at startup. I have heard through some blogs that the start button might be sticking. Any luck fixing yours? HELP anybody.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem also help!!!!!

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Hi there

can you reset the c-mos ? maybe a failed motherboard. take your pc in and let them check the cpu and mobo to see which one has gone Vica versa.

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