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Willl not power on

I have tried to remove the ram and power it on and all lights come on briefly and then turn off. If I keep pressing the power button, the cd-rom light will come on and you can hear it spin, and also the cpu fan will kick on for a while as well. Is there anything else I could try? Any help would be appreciated!!!

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  • Luke Stewart Jul 16, 2009

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    I just had it in for repaired by Gateway last month and they had replaced the board and ram. Could it just have gone bad? I think I have 1gb and Vista 32 bit, I had noticed it was running really hot, could it have been a processor issue?

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This is usually a processor overheating that will cause further damage like this , because when a computer encounter a overheating problem , this will also make the MOBO to go bad and will lead to this type of problem, You can also try to remove the RAM and boot the computer so we can see if it will even create a beeping sound if after that still the same problem try checking the processor or better try a different one....

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