Question about Gateway 7405GX Notebook
I have a Gateway 7405GX that started having boot problems over a year ago.
At first it was a very sporadic problem but over time happened more and more.
As I recall, it would not boot and give an error regarding the boot device; I could hit F1, enter BIOS setup and then exit and the system would boot fine. Running a chkdsk showed no errors.
So, for a year or so I would use the system this way, until the problem advanced to a point where I can’t get into BIOS or boot.
I figured the BIOS or mobo was the problem and replaced the system. Lately I’ve started wondering if it could be as simple as replacing the CMOS battery, something that seems relatively inexpensive.
I feel like I never got my money’s worth out of this machine and it’s the only machine I’ve got that’s compatible with my Protools setup, but want to fix it myself and don’t want to spend hundreds on it.
Any ideas MUSC appreciated.
Hi Dan -
On this particular Gateway series of laptops, there is actually a bios "chip" you can replace entirely. It's sitting in a cradle right next to where the keyboard connects to the mobo (square black chip, one angled corner). It's very easy to pop out and replace, and is definitely something I would try.
You can do a search on eBay for "gateway bios chip" and you should have some luck.
I hope all goes well.
Posted on Nov 23, 2007
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 26, 2010 | Gateway 7405GX Notebook
Jul 10, 2010 | Gateway Performance 500 Deluxe PC Desktop
Feb 10, 2010 | Gateway 7405GX Notebook
Oct 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook
Apr 30, 2008 | Gateway 7405GX Notebook
202 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!