Question about Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop
Good evening folks,
To start off, i have a Gateway Gt 5220 Machine with a stock
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 AM2 uBTX 1394 Motherboard
(the specifications are here: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009151/1009151sp3.shtml)
In a nutshell, whats happening is that the computer turns on however nothing shows up on the screen. The fans would spin but nothing happens beyond that. I have to rule out the motherboard and CPU as every once in awhile, i would be able to actually get the computer to boot at least once, but after turning it off and attempting to restart it, it would resume the behavior that i have mentioned earlier. I have to rule out the power supply because at the time of this writing, i have a new power supply installed in the computer and it is still exhibiting the same behavior. I even took the liberty of running just the motherboard with the CPU and it would refuse to boot. Again, the computer would successfully boot every once in awhile but after turning it off and attempting to restart it, it would just simply refuse to reboot.
I spent weeks nonstop researching this problem online and trying to figure out why its behaving the way that it is behaving but to no avail. I cannot figure out exactly why the computer would successfuly boot and then not boot on the next try but fifty retries later, the computer would boot again and so on. So my question is, would anyone have any idea what would cause this and if so, what would be the best way to deal with the problem?
If anyone needs more information to help formulate a solution, please feel free to ask. Thank you very much!
I have the same system and have had this same problem 3 times! It is the motherboard. My system was under warranty and extended warranty in 2 of the cases. The motherboard was replaced both times and that did fix the problem. At this time, I am contemplated wheather to fix it a third time or buy a new system as I believe the problem is in the design.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
It's either the video card, memory, or motherboard.
I had the same problem with one of my desktop's. It ended up being the motherboard. Had to turn the computer on and off, on and off until eventually it would power on.
I'd start with reseating the memory and video card. Is your video onboard?
Let me know what happens and I'll keep throwing ideas your way.
Best of luck!
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
I have this same P.O.S. It is having the same symptoms: It rarely will turn on with the blue light and actually boot. Its stuck in "safe mode." I took it to Staples and they charged me 75$ to tell me its the motherboard, but "it could be the memory chips are bad too." They wanted $100 to INSTALL a motherboard that I would have to buy elsewhere. F' Staples. Don't buy this computer. I can't get a real answer anywhere and I've had 3 people look at it. I'm about to throw it away. If you have idea to fix it call me 999999 0000000 333333 2222222 111111 77777 99999 1111111111 55555555555 4444444444
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Anybody consider switching out the power supply?
Posted on Oct 09, 2012
I HAVE THE SAME BOARD AND AS RECENTLY AS 2 DAYS AGO I HAD SAME NO BOOT FANS ON PROBLEM. I WENT THROUGH TROUBLE SHOOTING AND SUCH UNTILL I FOLLOWED A TIP I READ ON GATEWAYS WEB SITE. I REMOVED THE FRONT PANEL POWER CABLE WIRE FROM MOTHERBOARD END OF WIRE. I THEN PLUGGED WIRE BACK ONTO MOTHERBOARD PINS >>>>>>>HOT DAM MY PROBLEM WENT AWAY. I JUMPED UP SO HIGH AND I AM BACK TO MY GAMES ONLINE. MODERN WARFARE 2.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they migh be faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs all electrical power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
hope this helps you
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