Question about Gateway Computers & Internet
The first thing i would do is to take it apart but i repair laptops here is what you can do on the back you should see a little keyboard pic next to a screw there maybe 1 to 3 of them with that pic unscrew them (if you feel ok about doing that) after taking out the keyboard screws there is a little disk pic near the keyboard unscrew cd screw take that out gently with computer off and not in hibernation look at cd drive open cd drive with a paper clip straighted out to poke into a itt hole on cd drive look a the eye reader on the cd tray make sure its not burnt also get a flash light and look inside the empty cd drive bay see if you see anything and smell inside the bay ok back to taking out the screws take the battery out underneath there are 2 rows of screws (ok only do this if you feel ok about it this process takes me 5 minutes )after taking out the screws turn unit over hold on to monitor as it is loose now lean it up against a wall or somthing now you need to pop off the button bar gently its on there good set that where it does not pull the cable unscrew thr row of screws you see keyboard will come up and lay it down not to pull cable out and look and smell maybe even blow it off with some air not to much pressure hold your breath as there will be dust now look for any thing that looks like it was grounded out look carefully if you dont see anything or smell any thing well the next step is a repair guy check that cd player carefully and where it connects inside with flash light looking for darkness color smell the cd drive connector on the back might be a short which requires taking it apart i see alot of those not ruling out a bad video card integrated im able to do this you are in auburn im next town north i charge half to repair because i want everyone to have a good running system that does not break the bank i repair laptop not to make money i do it because its fun for me let me know
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Laptop will not boot
ok, take the battery out and leave it unplugged for a few hours. Only plug the ac adapter in after. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Does it still do it? If it does work, then chances are your mobo has bit the dust or you have knocked loose an internal charging part.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
SOURCE: Laptop won't start
You didn't mention the brand? First, take out the battery and plug in the AC adapter. Does it boot?
Leave the battery out of the computer a couple of hours, now put it back in and connect the AC adapter. Does it boot? If you still get nothing the computer needs to see a reputable repair person.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
SOURCE: problem with laptop- no power
The battery needs to be taken out once in a while. It is possible to use the ac adapter and power cord without the battery to power your laptop. Please press on the power button for 10 seconds for your computer to turn on. Check if you can see any message on the screen.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
The 4 blinks are telling you that there is a fault. The same as Computer Bios Beeps.
I,d suggest removing the RAM/Memory, and replacing it. Press and hold the power button for more than 4 seconds, to ensure it isn,t in standby mode. failing this remove the cpu and re-seat it as it may be slightly out of position, or out of it,s socket. finally have a look at the back or underside to see if there is a reset switch/hole.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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