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Gateway Solo 1450 laptop. Starts with 3 short beeps, Xp windows appear. Lists about 20 xp files, then repeats cycle until turned off. What has failed?

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Fix for Gateway Solo 1450

If you are comfortable soldering and opening the laptop, then this is your day.

I was fixing a Gateway Solo 1450 that shown only red light indicator. Push the power on botton and didn't respond. Did all sorts suggested reseating no availed. Here the solution I made:

1. Go to Gateway website and look for taking out the keyboard. That's the only support I got as far as user/service manual I need.
2. Take the 5 silver philip screws and 4 black screws from the CPU heat sink. Take out the CD-ROM with one screw.
3. Take out the palm besel cover. Note, the screws while taking them out by drawing on the paper their location.
4. Take out the metal that covering the 5 bottons. Again draw the location of screws.
5. Take out the remaining screws from the motherboard.

The main event.
1. Check the 3 soldered legs of the DC jack. If they are loose then Resolder them. If not still resolder them anyway.
2. I found out the Power botton was intermittent. So with a fine soldering tip (30 watts from Radioshack) and Soldering braid. Clear the soldering tip (pile it until no solder on it). With a steady hand use the braid each leg of the Power botton, then pull it with tweezer. Note the orientation is very important. Mark the front face of the power button. The good news you have 4 available switches to use. Next do the same to the last switch botton (a person icon from the dash board). I chose the last right botton. I switched their place.
3. Assemble the unit backward as you first disassembled it.
4. Check the memory. Use eraser from the pencil and rub the memory fine pins back and forth until they look shiny. Insert/reseat it/them.

Hope this helps you. Good Luck.

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