Bad motherboard or power supply which fries motherboard
I am having the same problem with the Gateway GT4010. A friend of mine had the computer for less then a month and then it wouldnt power up. We took it in to BestBuy who replaced the entier computer. My mother then purchased the same PC and what do you know: the motherboard fails. Geeksquad replaced the unit, then once again, the motherboard fials, this time out of warrenty. Has Gateway issued a recall of the fic ktbc51g mobo? I am going to contact them this week and see what the deal is.
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Gateway hasn't had any recalls on it that I know of. maybe it is not the mother board. It might be the hard drive. Hard drives can do that aswell. When I fix a computer the first thing I check is the hard drive. A little bit of advice with computers. Start with the small things first and work Your way up to the big stuff. Hope that helps.
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Dust can be a massive cause of problems on a motherboard as it acts like a blanket causing components to overheat and sometimes conducts small amounts of electricity. Many boards on this condition are basically fried and need replacing. You could try a 24 pin power supply but i doubt that will make any difference as you have done everything to restore it.
The fan turning off will be the cause of the PC shutting down. This could be caused by a faulty fan or bad connection to motherboard. 1. try reseating the fans power plug on the motherboard 2. if that doesn't help, try replacing with new fan. 3. if that doesn't work then most likely motherboard problem
Try replacing the hard drive cable. If that doesn't fix the problem, then you may have bad RAM, bad motherboard or a bad power supply. Sounds like a hardware issue and not software. try booting your computer in safe mode since it doesn't load all the device drivers. If it still reboots then you'll have to keep swapping parts and booting up the computer to isolate the problem.
Yeah that's right. Change/replace the power supply. Yet, you have to test the power supply's conditions if it still works alright. since you are suspecting both motherboard and HDD first. If yellow light comes and no action to the whole machine then that must be something in the motherboard. Before you finally follow your decision to change the power supply, check the motherboard. There are capacitors and examine if it didn't bloat. If it does, just take out the capacitors with exact microfarad and voltage specs or change the whole board. And granting though that the supply is bad, there must be some electric signals that have caused to the mother board which will eventually, at the end of the day, you encounter the same problem with it.
your problem sounds like its the power supply, a bad power supply will some times power the fans but the voltage isnt right to power the pc. you can get a tester for around $15 at a place like radio shack
Have you test the power supply for voltage, Is it good, if it is then the problem of course is not power supply. Some power supplies have a light on them. Also does the power supply fan work, If not almost always sure sign power supply is gone. Old power supplies are still available Every time I junk a computer P4 or older I save to power supply, What wattage?
check the power plug first and see if it is properly plug in and turning on the power button, if does not work, get a new power plug and try as i've said again and if does not work the power system has problem and should be changed.
This problem is video chip related. I have done alot of research on this and found that everyone has the same problem in some form or another. Your best bet is to junk the pc and get a different one, since the motherboard in the pc and the replacements you can get are all prone to the same failure. The best home remedy I have found is a hair dryer on the video chipset as mentioned in one of the above "fixes". Seems to work for a while, not permanent. You may need to repeat if your system goes down again. Also, when your system powers up and your screen looks more green than usual or different than it used to, just apply more heat and pressure. On another note, if anyone has a replacement for this case, GT4010, from a different manufacturer, please let me know. Hope this helps.