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Please try unplugging the machine, power the machine down, remove the battery from the laptop, Hold the power button for 30 seconds, and re-insert the battery and charger and power the device on. It may be hung up on a processor that hasn't stopped running and by draining the power bus you are resetting the entire computer.
Please let me know if this resolves your issue
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gateway notebook
such problems normally i associate it with ram(memory) and or hard drive. so what i suggest yu do is first lose the area where the ram is, bring it out then put it back in place. then restart yr system n see if it hangs. if u have more than one ram in yr system then try testing then one after the other not just putting the 2 at ones..next try removing the hard drive then power it on n see what happens.next if u can enter into the bios setting good there yu can restore default settings fto manufacturers design.
b4 bringing out any hard ware from yr system try removing batteries first then from power as well.
good luck as u do this
n do come back to tell me the extend yuv gone
Posted on May 29, 2008
SOURCE: How to solve this problem?
Does it get to the Operating System screen? ie, anything that indicates a Windows system or similar OS? If it doesn't make it to the OS screen I would say that there may be a problem with the hard drive, in which case you can try re-installing a clean version of your operating system, which would require you to lose your data. If your adequate with computers I would say take the hard drive out and retrieve any data you want to keep by using it as a slave drive on another computer. Otherwise you may want to take it to a computer expert to get the data retrieved for you. If you can live without it than get an operating system disc and do a clean install of the operating system, which should fix your problem.
Posted on Aug 17, 2012
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Posted on Dec 13, 2012
So let's back up here...........
You bought the Netbook, not knowing the condition; and are now diagnosing it?
Just wanted the facts.
1) Tested the AC adapter (Charger) with a multimeter, or voltmeter; to see if it is producing 19 Volts DC?
[Center hole of plug connector that goes into DC Power Jack, is the Positive connection.
Outside cylindrical metal shell is the Negative connection ]
2) Battery removed, and using a small instrument, of wood or plastic; gently see if you can move the Center Pin, of the DC Power Jack. (DC_IN)
ANY perceptible movement means replacement of the DC Power Jack.
3) The above two are OK, move to the Power On switch.
Just posting for removal of Keyboard, and Bottom Panel.
A NOTE on the Keyboard cable's motherboard connector;
(Ignore if you are aware)
As you can see the Keyboard Cable is an FFC. Flat Flex Cable.
Has NO plug connector on the end.
It slides into a motherboard connector, that is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
With Keyboard Cable installed, the Locking Bar is brought to the Closed (Locked) position, and this wedges the cable in the motherboard connector.
The motherboard connector is rectangular in shape.
It is composed of two pieces, but DOES NOT come completely apart.
If it is, this means it's broken; and you are looking at MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT.
This is why I am being so detailed, with that little piece of plastic.
The Bottom piece is the larger of the two. It is Stationary to the motherboard. This is the BODY.
The Upper piece is the smaller of the two, and is Movable.
It is the Locking Bar.
There are 3 styles presently being used, to my knowledge; of motherboard connectors. These may also apply to other motherboard connectors throughout the motherboard.
Touchpad Cable, Power Button Board, etc.
These are names I have come up with.
All that can be seen are two 'tabs' of the Locking Bar, on either side of the Keyboard Cable.
These are EASED forward with the Thumbnails.
The Locking Bar ONLY moves about 2mm. That is a little more than 1/16th of an Inch; or about the width of this capital letter -> O <-
After opening the Locking Bar, and the Keyboard Cable seems stuck, GENTLY wiggle the Keyboard Cable sideways; and try to remove again.
No? Do NOT force it. Make sure the Locking Bar is in the full open position.
The Palm Rest Cover has to come off next, in order to access Power On switch.
Power Button Board, actually.
Can't find a replacement example on the internet, to show you at present.
Battery removed, all of the screws from the bottom of the Netbook, are removed. Look for hidden screws down in the Ram Memory compartment, Harddrive compartment, etc.
Turn the Netbook back over, open it up.
The sheet metal area in the Palm Rest Cover, after Keyboard is removed; is the Static Shield.
Look through the Static Shield once more, and make SURE ALL screws are removed.
Look to see if the Touchpad cable, or any other cable; needs to be removed, in order to remove the Palm Rest Cover.
The Palm Rest Cover should remove now.
Most laptops/netbooks, have LATCHES going around the exterior perimeter, of the inside edge of the Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)
With matching TABS on the Palm Rest Cover.
Newer models do not seem to have Latches/Tabs that are hard to release; or may not even be present at all.
If you can't just easily remove the Palm Rest Cover, the Gateway LT4004u, Does.
I usually start at the Right/Front, and try to start removing the Palm Rest Cover; from the Base Enclosure.
Usually start with a thick guitar pick, or a computer spudger tool.
Once you get the spudger tool into a parting line, for the Palm Rest Cover, and Base Enclosure; and can ease the Palm Rest Cover up a little, you're on your way.
(Can't get in? Move over a little. You are at a Tab/Latch)
Use the spudger tool/guitar pick, and work along the parting line.
Keep popping Tabs/Latches loose.
Suggest work down the Left side towards the Back, then come back to the Front, and work along it. Then Right side. By now the Palm Rest Cover should remove.
Use CARE when removing. Lift up just slightly, and make sure no cables are still attached. Doesn't seem to want to lift up in one area, you left a screw behind.
After the Palm Rest Cover is removed, I need a description of the Power Button Board's cable.
Flat Flex Cable, or plug connector on end of a cable?
How many flat bar contact strips, or socket holes?
Post back in a Comment.
[By the way............I just read a review on the Gateway LT4004u, and one reviewer (Owner) was not happy. Seems after receiving the Netbook, went to turn it in, and Power On Button came off.
Not off as in removed, but slid down into laptop, and owner/reviewer was not able to turn Netbook on.
I imagine this is not in your case, but point I wish to make; is the quality seems less than.
Now add dropped the laptop to the equation...........]
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
If the laptop will not run, the answer is, you can't. Seek a repair without the hard drive and when you get it back, insert your hard drive and then do a factory re set.
Posted on Nov 05, 2013
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