Gateway MT6451 When I press the power button it (the power button) lights up plus all the other lights but unit does not work, but you can hear the fan keep running on and off and the power button light keep pulsing, at the rate of the fans on and off action.I have removed the Hard drive, Optical drive, and memory one by one and the unit remains the same can anyone give any suggestions would be grateful.
Same issue: The unit was left in standby for some time, and now when I power it on, the fans and hard drive spin up, but no video or startup beep.
I have tried removing the battery, hard drives, RAM, and even CPU, but nothing helps.
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Hmm. I wouldn't have thought it had anything to do with pressing the button. It sounds more like a failing power supply or lack of current for startup. Did you make sure you plugged the power into the video card power connector (if it has one)? I know it worked ok at first but a heavier load can cause older or under-rated power supplies to fail soon after. Just a thought.
the cpu could be over heating make sure its secure if you like get some thermal paste from your local pc world put a little on the top of the cpu under the cpu fan and replace fan securely might work be carefull....bonnell
My motherboard was replaced twice by the gateway people. Luckily I bought it at costco and it has a two year warranty through them because gateway didn't want to deal with me until costco techies made them. I have the same model and had the same problem
Gateway MT6451 laptop. That was easy but the rest is a guess without more details. It sounds like this computer is not plugged into an outlet or is not getting power from that outlet, and that the battery is dead low. Try plugging something else, like a lamp, into the very same outlet that the laptop is plugged into to make sure it turns on. Not the next plug over on a power strip, but the very same plug. If it doesn't get power either, there's hope. Except that your battery needs a good recharge after the laptop starts getting power.
If the outlet turned out to be good, then the power adapter on your laptop may have failed. At this point you'll need try another power adapter and try again. At this point you may need the help of people who can look at the computer for you, preferably friends with a similiar laptop (and power adapter).
I wish I could help more, but thats a start.