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Gateway 200arc motherboard problem

I have a Gateway 200ARC that pwr supply burnt out (literally smoked). Opened up and found bad transformer. Purchased new pwr supply, wouldn't boot up. Pwr light would come on when plugged in and push pwr button twice to try to turn on. Second light lit but no boot-up. Replaced motherboard (upgraded from a 1.5ghz to a 1.7ghz) and replaced dc/dc converter board. Still doing the same thing. No boot but 2 lights on front light up and that's it. Unplugged hard drive, dvd rom, modem, wi-fi, and tried switching memory sticks in various orders of succession. Still nothing. Used an actual DC pwr supply set to 19V and saw when I try to turn on, it only draws .5 amps. Did I get a bad part or am I missing something?

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    dana_ohare May 18, 2009

    The motherboard is BA41-00353A and the converter board is BA41-00418A.

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    dana_ohare May 18, 2009

    No beeps, no screen display...nothing but the 2 lights on the front.

  • Hank May 11, 2010

    Do you hear any bios beeps when you try to boot it?

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If there are two wires running from the power button on your case to the motherboard, take them off and try jumpering those two terminals with a jumper or something that will make contact for just a second and them take back off. Your power button may have fried along with the power supply.

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