Question about Gateway GT4016 (6528) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Does both front and rear fans have to be running for pc to boot

Pc wont boot up

Posted by on

  • smokeyutah11 May 15, 2009

    the rear fan is missing and takes a small 4 pin conector if it

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 814 Answers

Yes all fans should be running on the start up of a computer. if not you may have several type of problems . 1.Bad or faulty power supply,bad or faulty connections to the components.Bad or faulty components. Usually a no start problem is related to some type of bad connections or faulty components. This unit should be looked at by a experience computer service technician to determine the type of problem. Hope this helps you with your problem.

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • stoneheaded May 16, 2009

    You are going to need someone to check this computer out for you. It does not sound operational. You must open up the box and see if any serious damage has been done due to overheating.Check the components near the cpu and around the nothbridge and southbridge areas. to see if any components look damaged or look changed in their physical condition. If you do not find damage that is easy to see, you will have to check the processor by removing the heatsink and fan. Open up the processor holder and check the processor and the holder for signs of broken pins or discoloration. You must use extreme caution doing this and use anti static straps to you body to prevent you from doing more damage to the processor through electrical static discharge.You must clean the processor and heatsink of thermal compound and see if any areas are showing damage, like black marks. If not clean the surface of both the processor and the heatsink with cotton swabs and isoproply alcohol. Do not clean the pin side of the processor or its socket. Use a can of compressed air to remove dust and debris from thes areas. Do not touch them with your hands. You can damage the processor or the holder if you do. After reapplying the thermal paste put the processor back into the clean socket. Do not use to much thermal paste just enough to cover the center of the processor and a litttle more so it will spread when you put the heatsink back on. Clean the surface of the heatsink and use the canned air to clear the heatsink and fan of dust and debris. Put the heatsink back on the processor.Make sure it is securly attached to the motherboard on all four corners. Also make sure it is not touching or sitting on other components in the direct area. Like capacitors or resistors, or other solid state devices like the voltage regulators. These components are all in this area. You must also check the condition of the northbridge and southbridge the same way to see if they need reapplication of the thermal compound. You should also clear the inside of the computer case of dust and debris with the compressed air.Try to look underneath the motherboard and make sure nothing is under the board that could be shorting it out. Use the compressed air to blow out the dust and debis that may be under the board.If all this sound over your head, you need to get help with testing and repairing your computer. Hope this helps you with your problem.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer Veriton m264 wont start


check all fans are working and that its not over heating

May 26, 2014 | Acer Veriton Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My fan won t stop running at boot. Acer t160.


JIMMY,CHECK ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING.IF IT LOOKS OKEY YOU CAN HAVE A BAD PSU.

Jul 11, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Wont boot, black screen and fan runs continuesly


Means the laptop is dirty inside, AND the Thermal Paste compound on the Processor, may have dried up.

(Graphics chipset too, if it has one. Otherwise it is part of the processor. Integrated Graphics)

Fan running continuously means the Processor is overheating.
Like I said; dirty computer inside, and dried up Thermal Paste.

Now,...........if you post the laptop manufacturer, and model number; you will get detailed info on repairing; and not this generic cr@p.
Model number is on the Bottom of the laptop.

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell Dimension E510 Wont Boot up. PSU is working 100% CPU is working 100% Ram is working 100% Disconnected all other hardware. No Power On Light. Light on Motherboard is green. Once you plug in the PSU...


Hi
With that scenario i would recommend you check the front panel assembly where the power button is located and also have you tried to reset the CMOS from the motherboard.

Dec 29, 2010 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

1 Answer

When pluged into outlet fans spins and doesnt stop, wont boot


Fan spinning hard is usually a CPU issue.
If you've made any hardware changes to your computer, undo them. This happened to me when I was trying to upgrade my Processor (CPU) and I had the wrong kind.

Mar 09, 2010 | HP Pavilion m7560n PC Desktop

1 Answer

My mother has a dell dimension 8200 and it wont turn on. my step-father said he took one of her fans for his computer (they're seperated) but i dont know which one. I want to replace it, but i dont know...


There are several fans that your step-father could have taken from your pc. They could be the two cooling fans, one at the rear or one at the front of the pc. However, there is one very important fan that could have been removed and that is the fan that sits directly above the processor or cpu, central processing unit. If this has been removed then it's likely that your computer wouldn't boot as the processor needs to be kept cool when operational. You could look inside your pc. Lay it on its side and remove the side panel, if you have screws then these would be located at the rear of the pc. If you do this, make sure everything is disonnected and most importantly, when you have removed the side panel, don't touch anything inside the pc as this can be dangerous to your computer. Just look inside and you should see a raised heatsink, this is a big piece of square metal with fins and the fan sits on top of this. This is the most likely reason if this has been removed why your computer won't start or boot up. Whilst looking inside, try to locate any other fans at the front or rear of the pc. The processor needs to be kept cool at all times. You can purchase individual fans but you would need to purchase one that is compatible with the heatsink you have sitting above the processor. Remember don't physically touch anything inside whilst you are checking out the situation. Your best bet is to check out your step-dad's system and let him show you the fan he removed, you can then order a replacement part online, get the model number from the fan etc. Good luck. Andrew

Feb 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Powers up, no green light on front, fans running but wont boot


plug out the RAM once and reinsert and check it

Dec 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

4016 gATEWAY computer wont boot


Plug off your Hard Disk and give a try. If the system boots then, its a prob with HDD. Else, it may be because of the monitor, or the RAM module.

Thank you!
Sabharish

Jun 03, 2009 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

1 Answer

Pc will not boot up


Could very well be the power supply. The +12V rail may still be live (hence the fans running), but the others may be down (meaning you won't get a beep signal if the memory modules are removed and the computer restarted).

Mar 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

PC powers up but wont boot


I would start with a new power box, then a motherboard. then the hard drive.

Dec 23, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway GT4016 (6528) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 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

Loading...