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Gateway MT6451 Does not turn on

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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Probably the mainboard or flaky power supply.

I'd start by replacing the power supply. Buy one you can use in a new machine, though... or "borrow" one from another machine.

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Gateway zx4250 will not power up but light flashes


What light?
Is the power brick hot? Take out the battery and try AC only.

Apr 07, 2014 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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The power button in my Gateway laptop MT6451 got pushed it can't be accessed from the top. How can it be accessed from the button?


Quite easily Sergio

The plastic Power On button you see, presses against a carbon button Power On switch, below it.

I suggest removing the Switch Cover, and then you can access the Power On switch's carbon button, and press it down to turn the laptop on.

You can also, then see about repairing the Power On button assembly, or replace the Switch Cover.

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter {Charger}, and Battery.

2) Laptop closed, laid on it's top; Bottom side up.
Turn it so you are looking down in the Battery Compartment, where the Battery was......

Down in the Battery Compartment are 4 Philips head screws to remove. You need the smaller No.1 Philips screwdriver, or the equivalent Jewelers screwdriver.

Here is the Base Enclosure, (Bottom Cover), not installed on the laptop,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/39MA7BATA10-Gateway-MA3-MT6451-Bottom-Case-Cover-39MA7BATA10-Genuine-/321101430142?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac322fd7e

There are 4 views. The page automatically opens, with a Bottom view, and the Battery Compartment at the top.

SET, your mouse cursor in the middle of the photo. This allows the Zoom In feature.
Go to the top where the Battery Compartment is, and view the 4 holes going along the Top.

This shows you where the 4 screws to be removed are.

Same design, different Gateway notebook,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-keyboard-from-gateway-mt6704-model-ma7/

Go to the third photo down. Has two screws circled in Red.
I just want you to look at the Battery Compartment. (Not the red circled screws)

Look under the whitish - www.InsideMyLaptop.com -
You can see the first two screws pretty visibly. Almost make out the 3rd one, no to the 4th screw.

Once these 4 screws are removed, turn the laptop over.
Open the laptop.

Now you are going to remove the Switch Cover.

In the above link scroll down to the 5th photo, and 6th photo.

This video also shows you,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjOVOLOW1Hc

From 0:45 to 0:47
Please use care when removing, it is plastic.
The video has been sped up.

This is a look at the Switch Cover removed,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8015907R-Gateway-CENTER-COVER-MT6700-MT6451-MT6821-MT6828-MT6452-MT6705-GRADE-A-/321068043361?pt=US_Laptop_Housings_Touchpads&hash=item4ac1258c61

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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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...


Does the light associated with the hard drive flicker, stay on and then fade sometimes? If so - then the hard drive is working and the likely problem is a faulty screen. You can also try the function key plus whatever F key would increase screen brightness. (i.e. Fn + F7 on my machine.)

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I'M GETTING A RED LIGHT FLASHING WHEN I PRESS THE POWER BUTTON ON MY MT6451 GATEWAY LAPTOP. CAN ANYONE HELP ME? THANKS MATTHEW


red mean that there is some thing wrong with your hard drive try typing f8 f8 this should help you fine out what is wrong

Jan 13, 2010 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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Need destructive recovery. I need to restore this unit to factory settings. I would like to know if it has a redovery partition.


When you power on the laptop press F11 every few seconds. That's usually to boot to recovery partition. You'll have different format options to destroy data, etc.

Nov 21, 2009 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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Hdd pasword for gateway mt6451


There is no way to get around a hard drive password as the password is not in the BIOS it is stored on the control board for the hard drive itself.

The only option is to send it off the a Data Recovery company.

Sep 16, 2009 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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No powerup


Unfortunately, you can't solve this problem. What I have learned as the tech working on a customers gateway mt6451 is that Gateway dropped the ball when they bought a cheap (they spent 5 cents instead of 20 cents) motherboard component that allows the adapter to charge battery and run the notebook without the battery installed, the component seems to have a 1 year if that life. I am surprised they haven't been sued or forced to extend the warranty (like HP had to with their dv8000 series notebooks) althought they would have to replace the motherboard with one that has an improved component on it. How do you sue a company or force them to extend the warranty for a replacement that is made with a better component?

Dec 11, 2008 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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Gateway MT6451 Does not turn on


leaving your unit in standby mode is not a problem as long as your ac adapter is plugged in to your ac outlet and to your pc. otherwise, you will have a drained battery. try removing your battery for a few minutes and then insert it back in then plug your ac adapter to your wall outlet and to your pc and leave it without starting your pc. notice the small pilot light at front edge of your laptop, it should be yellowish/orange. wait until this light turns green then you can try turning on your pc.

Oct 23, 2008 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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MT6451


I have seen bad ram or loose ram cause the issue. Re-seat the ram.

G'luck

Oct 23, 2008 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

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Have an MT6451. When I press the power button it will not turn on but the battery indicator light in front of the laptop flashes red every time I press the power button. I should also tell you that it did...


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.

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