Hi, i,m haveing a problem with my gateway key board. i have an old out dated gateway key board. everything was working fine earlier today now the number keys and the caps light wont work or the scroll locks button light wont work. or any of the number keys on the key board wont work. i think i pushed some kind of button on the top of the key board thats not makeing anything work.and none of the capital letters aren,t working either now. what should i do?
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1. Do a system restore by clicking on start > programs > system tools > system restore. Select the date when everything was working fine and finish the restoration process. Let it restart and check if everything's working fine.
2. Update the driver of your computer. The possible problem of your computer are the outdated drivers. Doing updates manually is such a headache specially if you are not that computer savvy. If you want to do it automatically, then you can install RadarSync in your computer.
The only things you could hope to upgrade in a laptop that old is the RAM and the hard drive. if it's an x86 computer the most you get get is 4GBs of ram and maybe a 250GB IDE drive in that. Laptop's are not really meant for upgrading. It isn't cost effective to upgrade laptops anyways. Spend $300 on a new low end laptop and you will have something at least twice as powerful as this laptop you currently have.
Try connecting a different power supply to it. If the same situation repeats, then it's an internal (motherboard) problem. If the problems go away, then the power supply needs to be replaced.
6 years... I'm surprised the PSU even lasted that long! The power supply is the cheapest part of the PC and usually one of the first parts to fail. Don't worry, a replacement power supply is not too expensive. Good luck!
all motherboards have a size known as "form factor"
*********** baord is Micro ATX,
youll have to buy a case that can fit that motherboard in or buy another motherboard that will fit in your case, youll have to find out your dell model number to find the form factor, easiest way would be search your old motherboard number
You can get the correct drivers from the Gateway website. Use another computer and download all the Windows XP files for that model number from the website. You need your model number of your pc. Get the files for your motherboard, video, sound card, network card, etc. save them to a usb key or a burn them to a cd. Take the usb key/cd to the other system and load the drivers.
This will get your system back up and running in now time.
Hi. Does your computer have an on board video board?...and if it does...have you downloaded any video software?....some video boards wont work properly if you have software for a different video board on it. Try going to your control panel..and see if you have more than one video board installed....and then disable it. Let windows decide which one to use.