My Gateway m320 notebook will lock up and turn itself off, especially if i physically move it or unplug it from the power chord, it then will not turn back on. Sometimes if i shake it it helps get it back up and running. I was told it may be the motherboard. Does this sound right and can it be fixed?
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Re: Gateway freezes up and then will not turn back on
Take it in to a reputable shop, the plug connection on the motherboard sounds like it is loose. It may be shorting out other connections and will have to be re-soldered which is not a job for the average do-it-yourselfer.
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Somehow, the motherboard thinks that a "start-up" password is required.
If you have a desktop computer, turn the computer off, open the case, and look on the motherboard. Look for three pins (labelled 1, 2, and 3), and look for a small "jumper" that is connecting pin 1 to pin 2. Move the jumper to connect pin 2 to pin 3. Wait 5 seconds.
Move the jumper back to connect pin 1 to pin 2.
Turn the computer on -- the "BIOS-password" will have been removed.
Good day sir/maam, the sudden restart of you notebook, may be cause by a sudden fluctuation of AC mains, it could also be cause by other sources such as nearby machineries. which boils down to the notebook's power supply module. Is it capable of supplying good descent power to your notebook. Try moving to other places, such as well at work or any place where you think there is stable power. Hope this helps. thanks
is your lcd has a dvi port? aside from vga? and also is your video card has a dvi port? if all these questions meet, first uninstall the driver of your video card. Then, you need to switch your cable, in order to do this, you must place the one end of your cable to the dvi port of the cpu and the other end to your lcd dvi port. and reinstall the driver again of your video card. see if it works. because there is a certain problem that vga port configuration differs from the
dvi port. that's why when playing games, especially online games. sometimes your system will get corrupted.
Your computer is getting too hot. Get canned air and spray all the dust out, especially the dust in and around the proccessor and heatsink (big metal grille).
Then move the computer off shaggy carpet and move it several inches away from the wall.
If that doesn't wokr you may have hardware incompatabilites, like with your memory or graphics card.