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Computer will not turn on ?

I have a Gateway model GT4022. I turned off the computer last week cause I went on vacation. When I came back I tyied to turn on the computer and now it will not power up. There was no problems before I turned it off. The power cord works fine. What could be the problem ?.

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  • gt4022jam Dec 15, 2007

    My cpu will turn on. The fan works, the cd rom comes on, and the moniter turns on and displays colors but says no signal. the pwr button does not light up like before.

    I have unplugged, checked all connections, opened up the side panel and checked connections burns ect... i did remove the heat seek and inspected the chip the prongs seemed ok. The heat seek has what seemed like diaelectric greese on the bottom where it sits on top of the chip.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I used the computer 2 days ago, turned it off and it will not power up. I removed the battery, tried the ac adapter, no luck. The red light blinks when I press the on button. gateway model mx6927

  • Tamelyne Jan 02, 2008

    My Gateway GT4022 is having this same problem! On Friday evening, it wouldn't start up, so we tried unplugging the computer and plugging it back in, and it started up just fine. No biggie. But then I tried to install a new video card, which the motherboard wouldn't recognize, and half the time with trying to get the new video card going the computer would act up. Even when I would physically remove the new video card and uninstall the drivers, half the time that the computer was turned off it wouldn't turn on again. It would act like the motherboard and HDD weren't getting any power. If I unplugged it and let it sit for a few hours, then plugged it back in, it usually would start up. But this problem has gotten worse - first it was half the time, then every time, I shut the computer down. Last night, we shut it off, and it still won't turn on no matter what I do. The little yellow LED at the bottom blinks on, the fan comes on, the DVD drive light blinks for a while, but nothing else happens. The blue on/off light doesn't turn on, HDD doesn't try to boot up, the monitor says "No Signal". CTL-ALT-DEL does nothing. I have been in contact with Gateway and they said to check that all boards and cables are firmly seated, remove any new hardware (I already removed it 2 days ago!) and if all else fails, to take it to a repair shop to check for hardware failure. I have had this computer for less than a year, so I have replied to their e-mail to ask if repair shop work will be covered by the warranty. We'll see what their reply is to that.

  • BOB65 Feb 05, 2008

    system will not power up,it likes the motherboard is not getting any power,fan will not run,nothing it is just dead.tried a new power coard,a new power supply,,help

  • RigoA Mar 10, 2008

    my dvd player wont read dvds'

  • Dizzy Dee Mar 22, 2008

    I turned off the computer the next day went to turn on and it will power for about 1 second, then shuts down. I have already done the obvious. Replced power cord, new plug spot, off and on and nothing... Will the power supply change out solve this issue.. This is a pc clone with Dell componets.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    eMachines desktop won't boot up. powers on, but the fan and 'motor' if that's possible, actually rev and start slow, but don't boot. whazzup

  • kear2 Apr 12, 2008

    When I shut my desktop computer off through start shut down menu. I can't turn it back on. I have to unplug the power cord from the back and plug it back in, and then the computer would turn on again. But If I power it down by pressing the power button, I can turn it back on with no problem. Can you give me some insight as to what I need to do with my computer? Thank you in advance.

  • cheetolayne Apr 14, 2008

    I have a Gateway CPU. When i turned it off. I came back later and tried to get on it again. The CPU turned on but instead of the normal green light on the power button it was yellow. The moniter said there was no signal. PLease help me!

  • steeverino Apr 19, 2008

    I have an 838GM Gateway model desktop. The screen was frozen I tried alt/delete a cople of times and nothing happened. So, I tried shutting it down by pressing the tower power button. When I returned that evening from work I could not power the computer up. Is there anything I can do to get it going. I have a lot of data I need saved on the hard drive.



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When i read your word all is not working at all and we will do it.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008


When i read your word all is not working at all and we will do it.

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I KNOW!!!! lol. Well, called Gateway support, was having the same problem, and sometimes it would boot up sometimes not. They told me to unplug the power supply cord from the tower, then hold down the "on" switch for 20 seconds, then plug the power supply cord back into the tower, and turn it on as usual. Oddly enuf this worked.

They said it is a problem with the motherboard and it should be replaced. Crappy Gateway......I won't buy another one!!

Also, here is a little trick that seems to work for me. My son subscribes to Sims Online, and if we leave the game on when we are done with the computer, it doesn't shut off. So we just leave the comp on with Sims running!

But now I'm having a problem with the video card (i guess) the color fades to blue...Except when I play my WOW game. Then the color returns. Go figure!

I'm gonna get another comp! Hope this helps! Oh, and it isnt the power supply, so dont waste your money there. I'm also not gonna waste my money on a new motherboard, either!

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

Same problem. Wouldn't power on once, so I unplugged it and it worked fine... until the next time (tomight). The power on button just doesnt get any response at all - zero. I just read that the power supplies have a load resistror in order to work as a switched supply. I'm going to check that and the voltages first.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

Pls check smps switch is in on postion. and try to off and on switch once.if its not working means unplug the cables and again switch on

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Replace the power supply in your PC most likely there was a power spike wile you were gone, hopefully it did not fried the mother board also advise you to buy a surge protector.

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Hi After checking out what the last member said try this solution As the last member said remove the side panel of you PC to check that the fan for your computer is working if it is not working then you need to replace the power supply to your computer by that i mean the large box with all the wires leading from it this is not as complicated as it looks but if you have any problems just ask me if you find that it is working then you are getting power to your PC .After that take a look at your fan that sits on top of you CPU on the mother board if this is not working then this could mean that the CPU chip is getting to hot to function which means that you need to replace the heat seek fan on the CPU but again this is not as hard as it first seems as before see me if you need any help. Both problems are easy to resolve and are quite cheap if you know what you are doing inside computers if these do not resolve your problem get back to me and i will see if there are anything that might be causing the problem Happy working with you Paddy

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Hi, first thing to check is the wall power outlet, plug your lead into a diferent outlet or plug a light into the same outlet to test the power. If this doe's not fix the problem then remove the left hand side cover from your case, turn the power on and see if you have a red or green led light on the motherboard. If you dont see this then your power supply has failed. If you see a light on your mother board and feel able then trace the wires from your on/off switch and unplug them and bridge them with a screwdriver to see if this starts your computer. if so then the front switch is dead. You would then need to replace the switch. Good luck, mistyman

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