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Gateway 305crv won't power on and was fine 5 minutes ago

I was adding software and downloading a few things. I packed it up and hard powered it off and brought it over to a friends house. When I got here i plugged it in and tried to power it up and it would not power up at all. I see the light in the front showing it has life but it won't turn on. i didn't drop it or abuse it in anyway. i was about to send it to my bf in the military so he'd have more stuff to do in his off time. Now i do not know what i am going to do to fix this issue. It has a new battery and new power inverter for the screen.. i did pull it apart but everything looks like it is in place.. any suggestions to how i can test it or get it back up?

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  • endestria Dec 12, 2008

    I tried both suggestions with no luck.

  • endestria Dec 12, 2008

    So beyond that what might it be? There isn't much of anything i need off it i just need it to work.. hehe. I just wiped it and started over with it.

  • endestria Dec 12, 2008

    IT WORKED!!! But what causes it to do that?? I took out the battery and the AC power for 5 minutes then just plugged in the AC tried to boot and it worked.. weird.. what maks it do that?

  • debig Feb 09, 2009

    I too have a Gateway m305crv. The on/off button has stopped functioning. The power supply is working. What should I do?

  • steve234 Feb 17, 2009

    I have a 305crv that will power up but then shut off and starts all over again. and just keeps doing this. Know any way to solve this. thanks Steve



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Ok there area few things you can try to get to the bottom of this, firstly remove the battery and try it on AC power only, check that the memory is free of dust and is seated properly
post back with the results please

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    Lee Hodgson Dec 12, 2008

    Ok sounds serious, remove the battery and AC power and leave it off for a while, then try AC power only again, if you still get no joy you can back up the hard drive by connecting it up to another computer as a slave device

    kind regards

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 12, 2008

    it could be anything from faulty memory to blown processor or motherboard. sometimes disconnecting all the power removing the ram, hard drive and cd drive and leaving it off for a couple of hours can do it, while is off and the memory is removed press the on/off button a few times, this might reset the bios which also could be corrupt

    kind regards

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 12, 2008

    it was stuck on power saving mode, if you go to the control panel and then power options you can dissable the computer from going to sleep.
    I am a PC technician and have come accross this problem many times before, its just knowing how to deal with it and is mostly associated with Vista, remember to relay this information to your bf, as this may occur again and he'll know what to do
    I think that deserves a Fixya! rating don't you?

    KInd regards



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