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Gateway M275 will not botot

I have a gateway M275 tablet notebook, xp. the purple charge light comes on when powered on but nothing else. dead. any ideas where to start.

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Re: Gateway M275 will not botot

Try removing the battery and then booting without the battery attached

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I need operating system mine is lost its harddrive is dead, so i have new one

On the bottom of your tablet/PC you will see a COA sticker stating what version of windows was installed. You can download an image file from various sources on the web/torrents and install using your current license number. The drivers for XP are still available on the gateway website, however if you decide to upgrade to Windows 7 there are some advanced tricks you need to be aware of to install all the drivers, most of which are outlined in previous posts for your m275 tablet here on fixya. :) (I recieved 13 of these from a university science department that upgraded and have successfully re-installed both XP and win7 on all of them.)

Mar 13, 2014 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Tablet will not charge or power on

Battery is probably dead. If it's to far gone, the tablet will not charge or work.

Also, try taking the OEM charger/chord (not some ebay or cheapo gas station charger) and plug it in overnight. It may suprise you and start to charge.

Nov 20, 2013 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Gateway M275 display scambles

I suspect it may be a problem with the video cable coming from the convertible tablet, up through the hinged support for the LCD screen, AND/OR the screen Inverter.

I would like you to connect a VGA monitor, to the VGA port on the back of the convertible tablet. The VGA monitor will now be an External Monitor.

[ Looking at the rear of the convertible tablet, start at the Left side.
Vent, USB port, Monitor port. The Monitor port is the VGA port ]

The VGA monitor can be a CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor with a VGA cable.

Notebook OFF, monitor OFF, connect the VGA monitor to the M275's VGA connector. (Port)
Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type, allow it to warm up.

Turn the notebook on.
By the factory default settings, whatever is shown on the convertible tablet's internal monitor, should now be shown on the external monitor.
(VGA monitor)

If not, press, and hold down on the Fn key (On the bottom row of the Keyboard, all the way to the Left), and tap once on the F3 key.
(Top row of Function keys. The F3 key is the Display Toggle-Over Key )

No graphics shown on the external monitor? Hold down on the Fn key again, and tap the F3 key again.
There are at least three options available;

1) Convertible tablet's internal monitor - ONLY
2) Convertible tablet, AND external monitor
3) External monitor - ONLY

If graphics are fine on the external monitor, you have a problem with the video cable, and/or the screen Inverter. At this time we will bypass the LCD screen, and come back to it.

At the bottom/middle of the tablet's LCD screen, is the Hinge. The Hinge Cover is 'T shaped', and has one single Philips screw holding it on.
If you remove the screw, and the Hinge Cover, you will see two wire harnesses.
One Black, the other White.

See that these two cables are plugged in tightly to the connector.

After checking this step come back in a Comment, and state your findings.


[ Additionally;
Here is the Service Manual (Free) for the Gateway M275 Convertible Tablet,

Where it states - Gateway 400, go down to the second line, and across to M275. Left-click on M275.
This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

Dec 11, 2011 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Install windows xp media,buttons don't work on gateway m275 tablet pc.

the link below should download the button drivers for windows xp on your laptop. if you like you can navigate through gateways support section and find all of the drivers that you need.,%20version%205.01.2600.2156&uid=254270972

Dec 17, 2009 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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I am having a problem with a broken screen on my tablet gateway notebook the screen broke can it be replaced

you can replace the glass by taking it too the nearest glass store as long as the screen still works

Dec 02, 2009 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Where can i download sofware of gateway

For your tablet to function again, you'll need the WACOM tablet driver which is NOT provided by Gateway, since they do not manufacture the tablet themselves.

You'll need the following drivers from the GATEWAY site to fix your button issue:

9524572.exe - Gateway M275 Button driver, version 5.01.2600.2156

and from the WACOM site you'll need the Tablet PC driver.
-Go to
-Select your location and language on the right
-On the next page, choose downloads from the top navigation bar
-In Step 1 scroll down and pick Tablet PC
-In Step 2 choose your operating system
-Follow the download instructions provided on the site from there

Jan 17, 2009 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Battery Won't Charge

Try placing the battery in the freezer overnight or longer. Then draining the battery a couple of times. There are instructions on youtube I think.

Jun 27, 2008 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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Not charging

Sounds like you need a new jack:

Aug 23, 2007 | Gateway M275 Tablet PC

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