I have a Gateway mt6452. It's been a good machine and gone with me around the world. When I press the "on" button, it turns blue for a second, and then nothing. In the past few months, I would press the button 674238923 times (just kidding), and one random time it would start-up. Now, the machine won't come on at all. Any ideas? Bad switch?
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Re: Laptop will not switch on
Shut down the system, disconnect every thing you can possibly disconnect and remove the battery.
Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds. Reconnect A/C power and try to boot up.
If no change, remove the CD/DVD drive and if you feel comfortable, the hard drive. Reconnect power and try to turn on again.
If you still get nothing, check for any loose screws on the bottom of the case and snug them (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN). Just finger tight so the screw is not turning loosely. Remove and reseat the RAM. If you get no power, remove the RAM and reconnect power to see if you get beeps from the system.
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Hi Don first thing to check would be all power leads and fuse to clear those areas from the list. Providing all of these are correct, it looks like either your power button has gone faulty of the power supply itself. I am not familiar with this particular machine, is it a normal tower sized machine? if so then a psu replacement is relatively cheap and easy, just make sure that the replacement has all of the connections that you require.
Your missing the file from the nt detect application on the C: drive You will need to obtain a good copy of windows or find an OS that you can work around it with. I would try using Ubuntu as a live session disk and replacing the corrupted nt detection files from a disk or website.
If you do not see any light on the power adapter even after checking with a good known wall socket.The it is probably the dapter that has gone bad , if you are still in warrenty then ask the HP for a new adapter or otherwise buy a new one
However you can also try to do a flee power that some times helps a lot. To do this remove the battery and disconnect the power adapter and then press and hold on to the power button of the laptop ( this is the button that you press in order to switch on the laptop ) for 20 to 30 seconds , then reconnect the adapter and try switching on the laptop.
Let me know if thi8s helps and I will be glad to assist you further.
It sounds to me like the power switch is plugged into the motherboard incorrectly. I would need to know the type of motherboard you have to get you the proper schematic for hooking up the power switch and reset switch to the board. If you have the manual to the motherboard, there should be a detailed picture showing you how it is to be hooked up. Please let me know the motherboard model for further assistance.
Hello there: If you first hold down the power key for 10 seconds the computer will turn off and then wait for 30 seconds and then turn on the computer it should start back up and you might come up to the black screen that says start windows normally or it say last good configuration that worked select that and press the enter and you should be ok from there I hope this is very helpful for you Best regards Michael
Boot the OS in safe mode and uninstall the sound driver from machine. Then boot in normal and reinstall the sound drivers from the driver recovery disc given by the manufacture while buying the machine.
TO go into safe mode:
Press F8 while you turn on your system(before windows logo comes) and Choose safe mode from the options on the screen.
Bottom line: Either your power supply or (hopefully not) the mother board has gone bad.
Replace power supply (remove old one), take to local independent computer shop, ask them for new unit. Should be around $50.00. - no more. After reinstall, if still no fans, boot, etc. Replace motherboard or buy a new machine. MB's installed probably will run you around $250.00-ish.
try this turn over the laptop and there should be a reset hole gently insert a non metallick item like a tooth pick works well in the hole and press it and try to press the power button and see what happnes if not you will have to have the button serviced see if you have a warantee good luck !!!!!