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Black screen will not boot at all

Gateway Mt3422 Comes up to a black screen( dog layed on laptop and had to hard shut down) this had happened once before and I pushed a series of buttons that was in the user book, problem is user book packed up as we are remodeling, any help? Hard shut down ,removing battery, unpluggin,f4 f5 f12 none of it works have searched and tried it all, The drive lite comes on and the fan, that is it.............please help seems like it was shift tab something!UGH LOL

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  • herbsofafeat Apr 21, 2009

    Thank you ! I did try that, it didn't work

    I dropped it off with a friend tonight to see if he could fix it! It has him puzzled also!

    It is like it is in sleep mode constantly, tried everything suggested on teh fixya site and other sites.

    THANK YOU again for the try!

  • herbsofafeat May 10, 2009

    Yup so far it seems that it is the Mother board........thank you for all your help! just went and bought a desktop! I can work on them! LOL

  • justinmeinha May 11, 2009

    ya i have this problem right now and i have had itbefore i got it to work last time i dont know how. i left WOW on when i closed it down last night, same thing last time it happend. now the comp is on but the screen wont come on i plugged it into another screen and nothing, it wont even shut back down when i close teh i screen like it usually does, i removed every thing and plugged it back in still wont work. im going to smash it soon!



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If all these things dont work, its probably the motherboard. I have the same problem. Also there are a bunch on ebay with bad motherboard. There are a few motherboard repair services online, but I have never used them, nor do I know if they are worth the money.

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boot it, as it starts, keep tapping the F8 key,
should take you to, system startup utility,
take the top option
" last known good"
let it do it's thing

hope this helps

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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    Richard Finney Apr 21, 2009


    no problem,

    stick your O/S disk in and run the repair on it, should be good then. good luck with it.





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