Question about Gateway GM5072 Desktop PC

4 Answers

Gm5072 gateway not booting power on network card

My gm5072 gateway isnt booting . The monitor goes to power save mode. There is power on network card. The front of PC shows no power and there is no power on keyboard. The hard-drive light lights and flickers for a short time. The fans inside are on. I tried a new power supply but the same thing happens.

Posted by on

Ad

4 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Gateway Expert
  • 1,325 Answers

I do believe the mainboard is the issue. call someone who can get the mainboard working again with reflow process, its less costl;y than replacing the entire motherboard. Also, download www.malwarebytes.com , run the program. As well, go to http://www.superantispyware.com/ tehse are fee software for adware and virus attacks. these two programs will get rid of all adware and spyware/virus attacks.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Base on what you are saying, and the fact that you've already tried another Power Supply... the system is getting power. You are indicating that with the notation of the NIC card showing a light(NICs will indicate a connection as long as a cable is plugged in and there is power to the card) other lights flashin, and the fans running, but nothing else...You have a dead motherboard. I've experienced this issue. If the board was working correctly you should have video, and at least see the BIOS and possibly errors. If the machine was having any issues with the components, other than the board, you would hear system beeps(codes) telling you something is wrong. Or if it was simply a video card issue, then you should hear ar least one short system beep telling you that the POST(Power On Self Test) completed properly.

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 59 Answers

Try going to gateway(they went bankrupt you know), and try installing all drivers again,you could have a very serious (bot) virus, go to "trend micro" and do a "free scan", stay away from "stopsign", that's all I can say on that issue, also go to filehippo.com, and install update scan, not like driver dective, which is a rip, let me know if this helps,god bless

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

  • urbelovedtec Jul 27, 2011

    Gateway never went bankrupt. They were aquired by Acer in 2007, 3 years after they purchased eMachines. Gateway is a subsidiary of Acer. They are still making computers, but are only availble in select stores and online merchants, not directly from them.

  • urbelovedtec Jul 27, 2011

    If the power light is not on, and the only signs of power are the fans, the network card (NIC) and the HDD light, but nothing else is happening, then its not even going through POST, there for not even loading the hard drive to boot. This is beyond and virus/malware. You would not see issues until after loading the OS. Its not even getting there. Most likely it is a bad motherboard, and needs replacing.

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 111 Answers

Sounds like a Malware attack, try to boot into "safe mode" once there use control panel to go to your system devices. You want to delete your current video adapter and then reboot your system. Windows will reload your video drivers as long as they are not ATI, SIS or another non-standard manufacturer. Make sure your anit-virus/malware programs are up to date. Hopefully this will cure your problem.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

  • urbelovedtec Jul 27, 2011

    If the power light is not on, and the only signs of power are the fans, the network card (NIC) and the HDD light, but nothing else is happening, then its not even going through POST, there for not even loading the hard drive to boot. This is beyond and virus/malware. You would not see issues until after loading the OS. Its not even getting there. Most likely it is a bad motherboard, and needs replacing.

×

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway computer is stuck in power saving mode.


The Gateway 818GM is a few years old but if - hopefully - the motherboard auto-detects a video card, try removing the MSI MS-8936 video card & swapping over the monitor lead to the other VGA connector fed from the motherboard.

Failing that, if you think it's a faulty video card, they're cheaply available on eBay eg for US$6.70 here:
MSI NVIDIA GeForce MX 4000 MS 8936 64 MB DDR SDRAM AGP 4x 8x Graphics

Feb 21, 2014 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Gateway fpd 1530says


If you see a message box that says "Power Saving Mode" after pressing the power button, then it simply means that the monitor/display is not detecting the computer. Check the connection/cable between the display and the computer and make sure your computer is not in standby mode by moving your mouse.
From what you stated in your problem, you dont need a inverter or a bulb. If you have any image like the message box displayed then its working fine. It just isnt seeing any signal changes on the input and therefore goes into power saving mde. Try another cable or hook it up to a different computer to check the cable.

Oct 16, 2012 | Gateway FPD1530 15" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Need help from someone who has a Gateway GM5072 Desktop


Monitor, and monitor cable has been checked out, on another KNOWN to be working computer, and check good, check the Power Supply.

1) Yes I know logic dictates graphics should come next, after checking the monitor, and monitor cable.

2) Yes I know LED lights are lit, and fans are spinning.

Hear me out;

A) If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 WATT of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

Gateway GM5072 Desktop PC?

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1008848/1008848nv.shtml

Specifications >
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amd_athlon_64_microprocessors#.22Manchester.22_.28E4.2C_90_nm.29_2

Look under TDP in the chart. (Thermal Design Point)
Can use Up To 89 Watts.

Meaning?
Your Power Supply could have a weak voltage power rail.
Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

(There are 3 main voltage power rails;
A) 3.3 Volt power rail
B) 5 Volt power rail
C) 12 Volt power rail
Your Power Supply is a converter. Converts 100 to 240 Volts AC to the low DC voltages presented above.
{In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 Volts DC )

No Processor operating, no computer operating. No computer operating, there isn't going to be a video signal produced by the computer.
This = No Signal on monitor, or monitor goes into sleep mode.

Primer:
You press the Power On button. The plastic assembly of the Power On button, presses against the Power On switch contained inside it.

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
The brief closing of the Power On switch closes a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit.
(Abbreviated as PS_ON)

When the Power Supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 volts present, in the Power Supply.
The 5 Volt Standby Power.

Closing the Power On switch briefly redirects the 5 volt standby power, to 'excite' the Power Supply, and turn the Power Supply on.
(Sounds like a steamy novel, huh?)

The first chipset (I.C.) to receive power is the BIOS chipset.

The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.
BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, TURNS the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.
(Windows XP and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.

The TWO main problems for desktop computer failure, is the computer is dirty inside, and Power Supply failure.

Do you have a multimeter, or access to one?
If not, do you have access to a KNOWN to be good, Compatible power supply, that you could briefly use for a test unit?

[An economical multimeter can be purchased for around $5 to $12. Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example. A lot of chain stores carry them. ]

Let's check out the power first. Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 15, 2012 | Gateway GM5072 Desktop PC

1 Answer

Will a GeForce 210 work in a Gateway GM5072 desktop


Your computer will support this new graphics card.
I would find out what kind of power your PSU can provide as some of the higher end graphics cards require a higher end PSU.
You might be fine, but I'd do some research on power supplies.

Dec 24, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

When i turn on it goes start to pc entering power saving mode


Are you sure it isn't the monitor entering powersave mode?
An unhooked monitor (especially flatscreen DELLs ) will go into powersave mode if it isn't getting a signal but is getting power.

First unplug and then replug your monitor. Both ends of the cord, the end in the back of the monitor (if it comes out at all) and the end that plugs into the computer.(unplug it from the wall first)

Reboot computer.

If that fails...(and you do have a video card)

Unplug everything from the computer, open the box, ground yourself by touching the metal frame of the computer case and reseat your video card....you may have to undo one screw to get it out.
DON'T drop the screw into the case!

Put it all back together and try again.

If that all fails Boot Windows (windows right?) into safe mode and change the power settings for the monitor...perhaps something got changed or broken by an update.

If that fails....

Get Linux.

TickMagnet

Aug 17, 2011 | Gateway 505GR PC Desktop

2 Answers

When I turn boot up my gt5220 the monitor briefly flashes and then goes into power saving mode- desktop stays on, fans running and all, until turned off by holding power button down or unplugging it.... my...


first try to connect another power source if it does work that is good then try the other options 1- rams 2- vga card 3- cpu 4- of course there is always the motherboard option....
i had the same problem several times mostly it is the power supply ( the power source ) sometimes gives a weak voltage or amps....

Dec 02, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My monitor won't turn on, when boot up it goes


the problem is not the monitor. the video card itself. replace it or before you do that, try reinserting the video card or clean the contact before you reinsert it..

Oct 29, 2009 | Dell SE198WFP LCD Monitor

1 Answer

My Gateway 500s monitor is stuck in power save mode


Try tapping the F8 key while booting the computer, you will get the start up menu, choose safe mode, when you log on, go to the display settings, that is right click on the desktop, properties, screen saver, advanced and make sure that hibernation is off, along with turn off disks or whatever , probably see turn off monitor after XX minutes, I make ours 15 minutes (150 computers and servers), I don't let the disks turn off. Choose always on also, not home/office. Try this and see if these settings help.
1r1sh
A+
Net+
MCP

Jan 24, 2009 | Gateway 506GR PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway GM5072 Desktop PC Logo

303 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18408 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...