- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
When you press power and the Gateway logo does not show, you have a power supply problem. The cause is bad capacitors that sometimes bulge at the top indicating they are open, repairs can run high so careful consideration should be given when moving ahead, also! it is a good idea to check the inverter board for bad caps. "common problem"
This is a common problem with many LCD monitors. The printed circuit board that provides a stable voltage for the monitor to operate from starts to fail. The PCB can be replaced, when/if they are available, or repaired in most cases at a much lower cost. for more information on this email me at Sprint6@zoominternet.net
I would try your monitor on another computer to see if it works and/or try a CRT monitor on your computer and reinstall the video card drivers. I have seen a big issue with this lately where the video card drivers are getting corupted. When this happens the computer sends a signal out of range to the monitor causing it to turn off so it does not get damaged.
If your monitor does work on another computer and you need help reinstalling your video card drivers let me know.
If the monitor comes on and displays a message like "no input signal" or something similar, it's working properly but there is nothing coming from the computer. People often think that the computer is working and the monitor is at fault, when in fact the computer isn't starting up.
When you turn on the computer, do you hear the normal sounds of the power supply fan running and the hard drive spinning? Most computers will give a beep when they turn on and the motherboard finishes some startup checks. Do you hear that? Do you ever hear the normal startup sounds that mean Windows is actually running?
If you are convinced the computer is starting and booting into Windows, I would suggest you borrow a known good monitor to use as a test. If it works, that obviously means yours is bad. In most cases there's nothing you can do to repair a monitor yourself beyond checking for loose connections, bent pins in the signal cable plug, or a damaged cable.
If a known good monitor still has no image, the computer is at fault. Either the video card or integrated video isn't working, or the computer isn't actually starting up. In any case, that's where you would need to start looking for the cause.
Hope this helps you along the way to solving the problem. Thanks fo using Fixya!
If the CD drive door won't open, odds are that at least you know the drive is without power. Have you had the case opened up at all? With what you've described here your computer needs the tender, loving care of a technician.