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Gateway MX7315 Will not power up.

Win XP sp 3

I've been having over heating problems. I have opened and clean, and re-gooped the heatsink and had it work nicely for several months. Then today it did it again. So I opened it up and did the clean and goop thing again. However, when put back together it will not power up.

I can see that the power cord is connected via a little blue light.. but when the button is pressed to turn it on... nothing. Any suggestions?

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  • sylviaivie Dec 21, 2008

    Yeah that's what I was thinking... took it off had hubby check it with a meter and it seems that some of the lines are broken or something.. Then when I was putting it back in the little clip with *poof* and disappeared. :faint:



    I've gotten a lot of good use out of this laptop... it's nearly worn smooth on the top where my hands sit to type. I just hate losing all the data and programs in it. I found one on Ebay.. but holy moly the thing has some cracks in the case, is missing feet... and there is no warranty and the dude wants $350 for it plus shipping.



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Check the connection between your the power bezel (the plastic piece with the power button) and the motherboard. This has a tendency to come loose whenever you take laptops apart.

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