Question about Gateway GT4022 PC Desktop
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.
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
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
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.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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...
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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