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Gateway laptop powers up but screen does not come up.

Power lights come on the battery charging light is on when plugged in, the fan turns on but the screen does not come up. Might I have voltage issues?

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  • deltachidawg Dec 17, 2008

    I did attach an external monitor, however it did not come up with anything. I plugged an external mouse in also, it did not light up the optical mouse. It seems as if the computer is stuck in hibernate or sleep mode. Is this possible?

  • kana67 Jan 08, 2009

    gateway loptop powers up but screen will not come on

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    natasha Mar 30, 2014

    the laptop will not turn on unless i hold the power cable a certain way towards the power adapter to the laptop, when the laptop turns on i can not see the screen but it is not completely black almost like i need to adjust the screen lighting but i tried thiss. anything will help i am a newbie at this

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See if you can attach an external monitor to your laptop.If you can and you can see your display on the monitor the it is a faulty laptop screen .If you see nothing on the x monitor then the graphic card/chip is fried.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    natasha Mar 30, 2014

    I'm having the same issue with my Gateway laptop

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