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Gateway e series desktop - power light is on but computer isn't.

I turned off my gateway e series desktop pc this morning. When I came back to it this afternoon, the power light was still on but the computer wasn't running. When trying to turn the unit back on, there is simply no response. First time having this issue. Appreciate your help. Thanks.

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  • dougnorwood6 Jan 24, 2009

    No sounds at all...that is what is strange. All connections are solid, power strip is working. I've logged on and off the same way I always do. Again, the light on the power button is on, but absolutely no reaction from the tower when I push. I've executed a power cycle, unplugged everything, turned off the power strip, turned it back on, re connected all cords, etc. Still nothing. One friend suggested it could be the power supply or mother board and recommended taking the cover off and blasting it with compressed air. Hope you'll have some suggestions. Thank you very much.

  • rgerard Feb 16, 2009

    Power light was on but computer would not power up. Turned off power strip and when it was turned on there was no response or light from the power on button.

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    DEKR May 11, 2010

    do you hear any sounds like the fans running etc

    have you made any changes

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I have the same problem i don't think its the power supply... my power see if your power supply has a "test button" on it and see if the fans work when you press that button

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Don't do what your friend suggested
it won't help if you blew the power supply.Which i think you did
when power suddenly goes off your4 supply can be burned out
if you are getting know sounds then thats what more then likely happened.
My suggestion would be to remove the power supply take it to a small pc repair store they'll test it for you on the spot.
Most new supplies cost around 40.00

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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I would like you to click on this,

http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8508951.pdf

The above is a PDF file.
Checking Out Your Gateway E-4000 Computer.

Reason for manual?
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The above manual covers all three, and also details pictorially, with instructions, on how to replace the Power Supply.

After the file has downloaded, go to the Bookmarks menu to the left.
Click on the + sign to the left of - Adding or Replacing Components.
Now click on the + sign to the left of the form factor of desktop computer you have.

Scroll down a little, and click right on - Replacing the Power Supply

IF, you have ANY problems, come back here, and state so in a Comment. I will gladly guide you.
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An unhooked monitor (especially flatscreen DELLs ) will go into powersave mode if it isn't getting a signal but is getting power.

First unplug and then replug your monitor. Both ends of the cord, the end in the back of the monitor (if it comes out at all) and the end that plugs into the computer.(unplug it from the wall first)

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If that fails...(and you do have a video card)

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DON'T drop the screw into the case!

Put it all back together and try again.

If that all fails Boot Windows (windows right?) into safe mode and change the power settings for the monitor...perhaps something got changed or broken by an update.

If that fails....

Get Linux.

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This sounds like a power supply failure inside of your desktop.
If you're good with a screwdriver, you can order a replacement power supply from Gateway and replace it yourself or you can take the desktop in for service.
On the Gateway web site support page, it provides you with all of the equipment installed within your desktop including the part numbers of the power supplies used.
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Like this Gateway SE?

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/2800071/280007101.shtml

On the back of the computer remove the screw from the top middle.
Now remove the screw on each outside edge, down towards the bottom.

Hold the outside shell, or computer cover. Push the inside forward.
The computer cover comes off like a shell, or bonnet.

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/2800050/280005003.shtml

If this is a reference to a Gateway 500X series, remove the thumb screw/s from the back of the computer, on the right side. (Right side as you are facing the back of the computer) Then slide this Side Panel towards the back of the computer.

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