Question about Gateway M305CRV Notebook

2 Answers

Black screen on boot

Hi, I have a Gateway w340ua laptop and when I turn it on nothing. No logo no beep "nada". Please help.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • kitana292 May 10, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response,

    The lights (indicators) come on HD Power etc. Even the fan starts. I even removed the RAM and put it back but nothing. I have another exact one (laptop) with the same problem. I removed the RAM and put it back in and the computer will work for a day or two the out of the blue it will go back to black screen. I asume the the RAM is damaged but i don't want to buy RAM and still have the same problem. Please advise.



  • kitana292 May 11, 2009

    Yea, already tried that.

  • Yuki_no_tens May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem with such model. I use it about 1,5 year. I think that is manufacturer deffect =(. It's woodo magic, but if i want to boot up my notebook i press "FN"-key end F2,F3,F4... ect. Sometimes it helps. =)

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Do you have an external (desktop) monitor you can connect to see if the system is coming up but just not being displayed?


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Hello Kitana929!!!

It can be different problems, Battery, Power bottom not working, or better the mother board is bad. I really want you to connect your lap top to the power supply and check if there are lights on the indicated it is working. If there is light or lights on try to turn on your computer and pay really close attention for any noise or beeps. Then let me know what you came up with and I can get you pc to work.



Posted on May 10, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem with such model. I use it about 1,5 year. I think that is manufacturer deffect =(. It's woodo magic, but if i want to boot up my notebook i press "FN"-key end F2,F3,F4... ect. Sometimes it helps. =)

Posted on May 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Black screen

harddrive issues

Feb 23, 2013 | Gateway NV7802U Notebook

1 Answer

Hi, so I'll start up with me updating the bios on my compaq cq60-615x, when it froze. And later shut off after a while. Now I boot with NOTHING. No beeps. No screens. Just black. I'm almost po

you will have to take your pc apart google the type of pc to see how to take apart and you will need to flash your bios when inside you will see a big flat battry take it out (unplug it) turn on pc then shut down pc and plug back in and restart remember to wait 15 seconds before turning on any computer or you will fry something never turn off than turn back on right away i fried my graphics card that way

Aug 21, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX...

1 Answer

Black screen won't boot

From the description it is the motherboard that has major issues, sub out the ram memory one at a time and test each, If there is no change! the motherboard unfortuneately is the problem, only option is to replace board or laptop.

Apr 22, 2012 | Gateway P7908u FX Notebook

1 Answer

When turning on my laptop it says operating system not found what do i do

have you tried re-installing the operating system?if not try it.good luck

Mar 18, 2012 | Gateway 400SD4 Notebook

1 Answer

My gateway w340ua has a black screen how can i test it with an external screen.

If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :-

Sep 04, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Gateway M675 will not boot. When I push the start


This might have something to do with the battery.

Have you tried to boot it up without the battery in it?


Jul 03, 2010 | Gateway M675 Notebook

1 Answer

Gateway Laptop W340UA black screen

  1. take out the memory
  2. turn on again without memory (you should hear long beep sound) and turn it off again
  3. clean memory using eraser (better if you have spare memory to replace it)
  4. now try again
  5. if not working, checks whether the work properly? and clean the fan from dust. and try to switch it on again.
I look forward to hearing further.

Dec 14, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

4 Answers

Gateway W340UA Black screen - does not boot

Yep it's probably the graphic card that's failed

Oct 16, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Gateway laptop

you and your computer need to tite lohdra ok
i thanig your problem sovel

May 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway M305CRV Notebook Logo

981 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18387 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides