When I press the on Button the light just blinks orange 2 times and then nothing happens the fan doesn't start and if i press it it just keeps blinking twice i do not know where to go from there i need some help! thanks!
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Re: My gateway is not turning on!?
Not knowing for sure which model of gateway computer that you have adds a small problem to diagnose. Most Computers when started have a green light when the computer starts with no problem. The amber light indicates a failed power supply or overload, with a voltage
loss to the motherboard. Unplug all hard drives. If unplugging all hard drives does not solve the problem
then the power supply needs to be replaced, if the problem clears with the drives unplugged then reconnect them one at a time to find which one is causing the problem.
The most likely possibility is you need to replace the power supply. If you have a power supply tester you can check it. If not you may want to borrow or purchase a new one. They, for the most part, are not that expensive. I hope this helps. Joe
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Remove Power Cord then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then put the cord back in and try to start it.
When you press the Power Button are you hearing the fans run, the disk drive running, the cd drive click and the light on it comes on for a second or two?
Anything shows up on the LCD Screen?
If you press the power button and absolutely nothing is happening then you most likely have a bad power supply.
If you press the power button and you start hearing beep sounds or blinking lights in a continuous pattern (ex. 1 long followed by 2 short) then you have a motherboard issue. Those beep sounds and blinking lights tells the technician what is going on with the computer.
Make sure all fans are running power supply one to hehe Maybe a bad power button? I had a gateway that did some thing very close to that because the cpu fan was not turning and a hp that did that because the power supply fan was not turning. Thats where I would start then make sure the mem is seated good and not bad you know the drill ;) if you replaced the power supply with a factory replacment it should be a voltage or wattage problem. Might also try a hard boot the power plug take the cmos bat out hold the power button down for 20 or 30 secs some people say to leave the cmos bat out and try to fire it up. I know that works on some laptops but I always had better luck putting it back in for desktops cant hurt to try it. If you have two ram sticks in it pull the # 2 one and try to fire it up if nothing changes swap the # 2 one with # 1 leaveing slot 2 open and try it that will tell ya if it is a bad ram stick I dunno just my two cents hope it helps
have u tried to unplug the power cord and open up the case aand unplug the power supply from the motherboard and then pressing the power button then plug the powersupply back into the motherboard and pluging in the computer and see what happens please keep me posted so i can help you more if needed ok best regards mike