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GT5034 has power, blue light on power button, no beep, no boot, sounds like fan running hard. Hard drive light is on for a while and both CD drives green lights flicker. Nothing comes up on the monitor. HD light goes out. CD drive green lights stop flickering. No boot up and fan continues to run. Must hold power button to power down. Also, when the power cord is unplugged and then plugged in again, computer power comes on. Computer never gets to the point of seeing "Gateway" flash on the screen and boot up never happens. I have been searching the internet and reading about possible fixes, but nothing simple will work. The best I can figure from what I have read is either the power supply or the mother board is bad. What do you think? Can you please stir me in the right direction? Could it be something simple I can take care of or is it shop repair time? Thanks in advance!

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Powersource is good.motherboard might be the problem.harddrive can be tested by putting it in
another computer and see if it boot up.to test the mother board unhook the cd drives and harddrive.turn
on the computer and see if the gateway logo comes on.if it still does the the samething with everything unhooked
then it might be the bios.you might have to flash the bios and reinstall it.to do this i recommend you take it to a
shop.if the comp runs with everything still unpluged and stops then you know that you have a wrong
setting on the harddrive or cd drive.if you got two of anything make sure that you have a slave or master.if you nned me to
write a guide email me at gamecrazy944@yahoo.com or if you got anymore questions.

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