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without dedicated support when their Gateway laptop won't start.
Remove the AC adapter from the laptop and attempt to boot the laptop from
battery alone. Attempt to turn on the laptop.
Replace the AC adapter and remove the battery from your
Ensure the adapter is plugged in. Attempt to turn on the
Disconnect the AC adapter and leave the battery removed
from the laptop.
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds.
Nothing should happen on the screen.
Reconnect the AC adapter to the laptop.
Attempt to power on the laptop.
If the laptop boots, replace the battery once the operating
Try the process again with a new AC adapter and battery if
Contact Gateway support if you aren't a former MPC customer.
Alternatively, take the laptop to a computer specialist if
it still won't start.
Your Gateway laptop comes with a series of LED lights that alert you to the state of your computer. You'll notice there are blue, purple and red lights that either blink or display solidly. Each light, blinking or solid, has a different meaning. The blue blinking light on your laptop indicates that it is in Standby mode. Your laptop goes into Standby when you close its lid without shutting down the computer. To turn this light off, you'll need to take the computer out of Standby mode, and if you want to ensure that the blinking blue light does not return, shut down the computer after each use.
Open the lid of your Gateway laptop and press the power button. Once Windows loads, enter your password if required. The blue light will no longer be blinking because the computer is no longer in Standby mode. Shut the laptop off when you finish using it rather than simply closing the lid to stop the blue light from blinking again. Click "Start" from your Windows desktop and click "Shut down." Change your computer's power settings to keep if from going into Standby mode when you close the lid if you'd rather not shut down your computer every time you use it. Click "Start" and click "Control Panel." Click "System and Security" and then click "Power Options." Click "Choose what closing the lid does" from the list of options on the left side of the window. Select "Hibernate" from the drop-down lists under "On Battery" and "Plugged In." Click "Save Changes." Your laptop will now bypass Standby mode when you close the lid and it will enter Hibernate mode instead. Hope it helps.
How long is shortly? If it runs and brings up the Windows Desktop and
you are allowed to work for 10 minutes or longer then it shuts down,
most likely the laptop is overheating. One way to tell if it is
overheating is to immediately try to turn it back on after it shuts off.
If it will not boot back up, it's overheating. If you let it sit and
cool off for a while, then try to boot it back up and it does it
successfully, it's overheating.Causes of Overheating:1) Dust all inside
the computer. Fans clogged with dust, dust around the vents.2) Fan not
working 3) The Thermal Past around the CPU has dried up or is too thin
the keep the unit cool.When you plug in the power cord is there any
lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC
Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you
hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any
beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the
light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the
laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not
showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the
technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting.
Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking
Some people have successfully reset the charging system with the following procedure:
Shut down the computer
Close the lid
Unplug the AC adapter
Remove the battery
Plug in the AC adapter
Open the lid and turn on the computer
Log in to your user account as usual
Shut down the computer again, and close the lid
Unplug the AC adapter
Put the battery back in
Plug in the AC adapter, open the computer and start up again
The battery should now charge normally. If this process needs to be repeated any time soon, the small clock and parameter backup battery inside may have gone bad. I don't know where that is in this particular model. In some designs, it's accessible from the wireless card or memory compartment; in others it's somewhere under the keyboard.
Charging failure can be the result of a broken cable in AC adapter, often caused by yanking on the cable to unplug it rather than pulling on the plug body. Sometimes the adapter jack gets worn out or the solder connection inside the laptop breaks. In these cases, usually no light comes on when you plug in the adapter or the AC power indicator light is intermittent.
Also, if you have a Sanyo battery pack there are some issues with the battery management firmware. Gateway has a BIOS update to address the problem.
Sounds like a severe hardware problem concerning your laptop's hard drive. I suggest you contact Gateway customer service to check on your warranty - your laptop is, simply put, broken. The best approach to repairing it is not to fix it yourself in this case.
That sounds like you have a very nasty virus that has infected the memory. Switch off, unplug and remove the battery. Using just the AC adapter, place your OS disk in the drive and as the laptop gets to the BIOS option, press F2 or whichever F button lets you in to set your master boot device as DVD/CD Rom. close the laptop down and remove the AC Adapter. Plug the AC Adapter back in and boot the laptop, that should get you into the CD ROM disk for formatting and replacing your system. I hope you remember to download all of the required drivers. Hope this help.
shut down the system using the power button.....then remove the battrey and the ac adapter ....then without the battery and ac adapter...hold down the power button for 30 seconds....then put back only the battery....and turn on the system...after its turned on...then plug in your ac adapter.....then check....if not working out then contact dell