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Gateway GT4022 Motherboard Failure

I have had 2 GT4022 Motherboards fail. I searched the internet and have found around 100 other people(at least) with the same problem on the same model. The other model with this problem is GT4020.

I contacted Gateway and they claim they dont know anything about the problem of the motherboards failing and have not recieved any complaints.

I would like to get everybody together that has had this problem and take it to Gateway and demand that they recall this part and provide new motherboards that function the way they were supposed to.

If anybody has any experience in something like this please let me know.

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have had 2 motherboards fail with the exact symptoms.

  • shdwtek Jan 21, 2009

    I have two Gateways here at the shop that both seem to have issues booting. Sometimes they work, most times they don't. Checked power supply, but doesn't seem to matter. One is a GT4022, and the other a GT4016. They came into the shop on the 13th, and 15th of Jan 2009.

  • sakuradayz Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem. This time however when I got it back from the shop they also said I have a faulty power supply. They wanted over $500 to install a new motherbaord and power supply.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I actually had to send my gt4022 back to gateway twice untill it was replaced and not repaired. The mothe board craps out. No problems with the new one

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    same her damn mobo is junk and not easily or cheaply replaced

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I had the same motherboard failure with GT4022. Computer 

  • jlee2121 Mar 27, 2009

    Yeah I have the same issue mb will not boot

  • jlee2121 Mar 27, 2009

    I have a mb that will not boot

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    GT4022 motherboard wont do anything

    two identical units went out within two days of eachother

    they were both bought in may 2006

  • pvtidy Nov 01, 2009

    I find that the Bestec PowerSupply is what fries the motherboard.  Anyone repaired this motherboard, this particular failure?  

  • Jason May 11, 2010

    Good luck, Gateway is notorious for using junk parts. I will NEVER buy anything with the word Gateway on it. I learned my lesson years ago when Gateway was just as bad as they are now. You could go for class action law suit, but get at least the 100 people you're talking about with the EXACT same issue.


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I have the same issue. I actually went to a local computer repair store, and he has 6 or 7 of these in his repair room. And he acknowledged it was a big problem in these models. bad power supply and motherboard

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The capacitors in the onboard power supplies fail. There are usually visible signs in the form of the ends of the caps being swelled up. Happens to monitors too, and not just the Gateway brand is affected. It's not bad design, but the capacitor makers made a batch (and it's a big batch!) of parts with bad chemistry, and sold them to lots of manufacturers. Replacing the caps fixes the problems, but the work involves good soldering skills. Yeah, you can go buy another brand, but given what I just shared with you, you may find problems again. Even the replacement parts can go bad. Regarding your class action idea, yeah you can sue anybody for anything these days but bear in mind: the manufacturer's warranty sets the terms, and you agreed to those terms when you bought the product. The warranty is a legal and binding contract both ways. And if it has expired, it has expired. The only exception may be specific state laws that mandate rights or extensions not specified in the warranty contract. Your class-action is then limited to owners within that state's jurisdiction.

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Just a post to verify the popular claims that bad capacitors in the power supply cause it to fail and also kill the motherboard.  I found "NEW" motherboard and power supply for $30 each; and what else is there to say.  Listen up: Pentium 4 3gightz cpu and Intel motherboard, both for 70 bucks.  Amen...

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