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My monitor flashes on and off also.

The problem seems to be heat related and directing a small fan at the back of the machine has worked as a fix so far.

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The issue definitely sounds thermal. You may want to take it to a shop to get a cleaning, or you may try using compressed air to blow the dust out of it yourself. If the machines has been locking down, then you are overheating your cpu. But, the issue may not be the system. You COULD have a defective LCD backlight or inverter. Your best option is to get it tested in a pc shop or call gateway for assistance.

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