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Startup When the machine has been shut down for any length of time, it will not start back up. Gateway tech had me remove the cpu and re-seat it, and it started. But this happens everytime it is shut down. Sent it back to gateway, they "fixed" it and sent it back. Same problem, only now it only starts after I reseat the cpu 5 or 6 times. Once it starts, no problems. Called gateway, it's now out of warranty.

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Re: startup

Sounds like a new power supply needed...could be motherboard, but a power supply is $29 and a new motherboard could be up to $250 from GW. Good luck.

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