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My gateway is not turning on!?

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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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.

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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

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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