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Gateway ml3108b laptop wont start up

The laptop would nt turn off so i unplugged it and let the battery run down until it turned off then when i plugged it back in and turned it on nothing appears on the screen i have a blue light indicating i have power and the battery is fully charged ,no recent hardware or software has been added ..any suggestions ???

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  • irishbhoymic Dec 02, 2008

    already done this and still same

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Exactly the same has happened to me but your fix doesn;t work any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    but what if it do's not solve the problem ?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    no lights wont turn on nothing !!!

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This is a problem with that particular model of laptop.

It seems that the GPU chip (Graphics) overheats resulting in the solder points not making a good connection to the motherboard.

If your quite hardware savvy, you could strip her right down, take of the cooling unit and clean off all the old thermal compound and dust from the Heatsink, CPU and GPU. Then replace the thermal compound with better stuff (Arctic silver 5). This may solve the problem.

I had to do a bit more than this to get mine up and running though. If you need details just let me know.

Better still is if you know someone who's real good with a heatgun (aka Someone who's done this sorta thing on an XBox360) that can reflow the BGA joints on the chip for you. Sounds dangerous i know but if your lappy aint working theres not much else to lose.

Good luck, maddoc666.

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Remove the battery from the laptop
Plug in the power adapter to the laptop

try to power it up
If this works, put the battery in.

problem solved.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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shine a flashlight on the screen. if you see a faint image, its the backlight thats the problem and you will need to get a new one to fix that. But if you dont see a faint image you will need to hook it up to an external monitor( an monitor that is not made into the laptop) , and if you see an image on the monitor you will have to clear the CMOS.
and to do that you will need to take out the battery, the plug, and hold down the ON button for about 30-60 seconds. Well thats how you clear it on most laptops. But if it does'nt work on the external monitor you probally have a bad video chip and need to replace your old one.

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