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Borrow and substitute another monitor. If it works replace monitor,if not try replacing video card or if an board card install a PCI video card instead.

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Imedia s3210 I disconnected it and can't remember where to put leads


It's pretty easy: Just look at: http://www.abcua.com/images/goods/733/7718_b.jpg

Every cable has it's own coloured connector. For the black boxy USB connectors (in the middle), it doesn't matter which one of the same type connector you use, they're all the same.

Your mouse and keyboard could be the purple and green round connectors at the top, or one of the black boxy connectors in the middle.

Your sound-connectors are the round ones in the lower-middle. When you look close you'll also see an small icon just below it (speaker, mic, etc...). If you only have 1 cable and stereo speakers, it's probably the middle green one.

Your network cable (if you have one), is the bigger single black boxy connector in the middle. For wireless networks (if applicable), you'll probably have a WiFi USB adapter/dongle, which goes into one of the black boxy USB connectors,

Your video/monitor cable is either blue (try either one of those, it's most likely the one at the bottom, but when that doesn't work try the upper one), or white; In that case it's the bottom white one. Finally, but a little unlikelier, it could be the small black one in the middle between the blue and white, or when that doesnt work; the orange one with the big 'HDMI' next to it.

And finally, the power is the big one on the right.

PS: The red one is for a specific type of external HDD driver and is not that commonly used.

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Replace power button gateway sx 2311


Computer unplugged from power, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.

1) Remove the Side Panel.
Viewing the computer from the Front; the Right Side Panel removes. Remove screw, pull Side Panel to the rear of the computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113140

Click on the large main photo.
There are 9 smaller views shown. 3 across, and 3 rows.
Bottom row, click on the photo in the Middle.
Shows Rear view of computer.

Along the back edge of the Side Panel, is a finger pull handle formed out of the Side Panel. There also looks to be two screws. One above the pull handle, one down towards the bottom.

2) Remove the Front Bezel.
Click on the Middle row/middle photo.
Also look at Middle row, 3rd photo. (Photo all the way to right)

There are 3 Black tab locks, formed out of the plastic of the Front Bezel. One towards the Top, one in the Middle, and one towards the Bottom.

If memory serves these tabs are gently pulled to the outside, to release the Front Bezel. Ease the Top tab out a little, and Middle tab.

Start easing the Front Bezel away from the metal framework, of the computer case, a little. Then release the Bottom tab.
Front Bezel should swing, and then come off.

Not your Gateway model of computer case, but this Gateway model shows the plastic Tabs to release,

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/3501975/3501975faq6.shtml

The Power On Button is an assembly. The plastic housing of the Power On Button assembly, has a Power On switch inside.
I gently heat the plastic with a hair dryer, moving the hair dryer back, and forth at it.

Once the tabs of the plastic, of the Power On Button assembly, is softened; then I remove the Power On switch.

I have found this ATX power on switch, fits a LOT of desktop computers,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 19, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Gateway modem


http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/PC/DX/2906093R/2906093Rnv.shtml

1) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static electricity BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and BEFORE taking any new parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

2) Open the computer case;
Click on User Guides in the Gateway link above.

In the list click on -
8513028 - Gateway Hardware Reference Guide

[ This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up ]

(Note* First page is Black, and blank. Second page is blank, and White)

Hover your mouse cursor on the bottom/middle of the page. The ghosted out navigation guide will appear. Click on the PDF icon all the way to the Right. (Show Adobe Reader Toolbar)

Use the Plus ( + ) icon at the top of the PDF file, to increase the view size.
Click on the Minus ( - ) icon to decrease the view size.

Use the Down Arrow at the top of the PDF file to go to Page 41.
(PDF reader page number. Actual manual page is 35)

Loosen the two Thumbscrews, pull back on the formed fingerpull, and remove the left Side Panel. (Pulls back so far, then tilts out to remove)

[I find it best to remove all cables beforehand, then put a soft cloth on the table, and lay the computer on it's side. Much easier to access hardware components on the motherboard ]

Going back to the main support page, click on Components.
In the list, and under the bold black subheading - Motherboards,
click on -
4006273R - MSI Nvidia MCP73PV Motherboard

The two long White slots shown at the bottom of the motherboard, are PCI expansion slots.

An Ethernet card can be plugged in here.
(PCI Ethernet Card example, {10/100/1000},

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=771339&CatId=1175

Notice above the two long white PCI slots, that there is a longer Black expansion slot.
This is a PCI-Express x16 slot, and is ONLY used for a graphics card.

The small White slot above it is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
It can also be used for an Ethernet Card.
A PCI-Express x1 Ethernet Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2197688&CatId=2380


A closer look at a;
1) PCI expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr18.shtml

2) PCI-Express x1 expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr18.shtml

[ Just for reference a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr19.shtml

When removing a PCI-Express graphics card, the tab lock on the end is gently depressed ]

Adding or replacing an expansion card, starts at the bottom of Page 54. (PDF file page. Actual manual page is 48)

The metal slot covers at the back of the computer case metal frame, are Expansion Slot Covers.
Remove the one covering the slot you need, by removing it's Philips head screw.

Note that the slots in the metal frame for the expansion cards, does not line up with the expansion slots on the motherboard. They are one over.

Insert the Ethernet Card straight down in the expansion slot, lining up the Locating Notches at the bottom of the Ethernet Card, with the Locating Lugs down in the bottom of the expansion slot.

You also have to slide the 'tang' at the bottom of the Ethernet Card's metal bracket, down into a space in-between the outside metal framework of the computer case.
Plus line up the bracket's locating hole, (half-moon?), with a short dowel in the metal framework.

All of the above will become apparent once you start to install the Ethernet Card.

One last procedure is to Physically push down on each Ram Memory module ('Stick'), and also make sure the Locks at each end, are up, and in place.

Ram Memory gets bumped real easy. Better to check before going on. (Visual inspection will Not do. You have to physically check)

Card plugged in, and fastened down, close the computer case.
Reattach all cables if you disconnected them.
Plug the computer back into power.

Plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet Card.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Rectangle translucent image with foreign writing with 1024x768-60Hz pop's up in middle of screen followed by white box with red,green and blue on bottom of box with OSD foreign writing on it.how d


Never heard of that before, but it sure sounds by the helpful details given for this problem that you sure arent/weren't at a secure site. If you have windows XP, 7 or a microsoft system go into internet explorer, Tools at the top of the menu, then Internet options at the very bottom of that dropdown menu. Immediately delete all of you internet history and "cookies" on the sys, you can also go to Start,Programs,Accessories,System tools, "Disk Cleanup". Reboot after all the cleaning and do a virus check asap... lets hope you've got a VP program

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Suddenly a very thin vertical yellow/white line appearing on my HP desktop monitor? pls help


Does it appear THE MOMENT you turn the unit on?

If it does, then you will have to run the monitor's self-test function by turning it on with the data cable (the one that does NOT connect to the power outlet) DISCONNECTED from the computer.

If the line still appears, then the monitor is faulty & cannot be "repaired". Usually, the entire LCD module is replaced.

If the line does not appear in the self-test mode, then check if it's connected to an ON-BOARD display adapter (typically found in the back of the machine, towards the middle area, towards where the ethernet cable and USB devices plug in) or a EXPANSION CARD (normally located towards the BOTTOM part in the back of the machine).

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If it plugs in to the on-board slot, then the motherboard may be faulty. If it plugs in to an expansion card, then it's the card that may need to be replaced.

Of course, these are merely possibilities, but the most likely failing component here is the monitor itself. Busted display adapters very rarely, if at all, manifest these horizontal or vertical lines and STILL boot up. Regardless if it's on-board or expansion card, a failing display adapter would normally have either no display at all, or it would just simply stop booting up (screen remains dark: no lines).

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What type of graphics card would I need to upgrade


Open the case.
Is there an add-on video-card, or is the video "integrated" onto the motherboard?

If not, then look at the "empty" slots for add-on cards.

The WHITE coloured slots will take a PCI (not PCI-Express) video-card.

If there is a BROWN slot that does *NOT* line-up with the ends of the WHITE slots, the slot will take an AGP video-card.

If there a DARK-coloured slot that *ALMOST* lines-up with the end of the WHITE slots, the slot will take a PCI-express video-card.


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The LCD panel is dying. It may only have a line or two of dead pixels but it may also get worse over time. Often caused by poor connections indide the monitor from the LCD panel to the flexible PCB. Basically the PCB ribbon is pressed against the LCD and as the padding gooifies it looses contact. This has been an issue since the first LCD screens on calculators etc.

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Sounds like your monitor or graphics card may be going bad.

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Yes go to the top right hand top corner and click on the SQUARE... that should make it full screen.

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