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Standby problems My computer just started messing up. It was in standby and would not start back up. You could here it power back up, but the power light was still flashing and the keyboard and mouse would not work. I held the power button until it supposedly powered down, but when I pressed the power button again, the fan just started blowing and it would not come on. The only way to make it restart is to cut all the power and let it totally discharge. I turned off the standby feature and it works fine. I was taking it in for warranty work, but when checking it to make sure that was still happening, it worked fine. Now after a day of working (and not taking it in since it was no longer malfunctioning and couldn't be checked), it is doing it again. When it is not operating properly, you can't even do a restart. It starts powering down but never shuts off completely to reboot.

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Re: standby problems

It is NOT the power supply!!!!! It is a problem Gateway has with the motherboard. Called support to learn this. This model has a defect, if u have a warranty u should get it fixed, if not u will have to buy a new motherboard or just get a different comp

One way around this is to unplug the power cord at the tower, hold down the start button for 20 seconds, then replace the power cord at the tower connection. It should start up then. But u have to do this every time lol. Good Luck.

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Re: standby problems

The power box is going out, I would replace it before it goes and when it does it will short out your motherboad as well. and you well have to replace bouth of them. if you replace it now, you will save the motherboad. get the numbers off the power box and check the kind you have, then look on ebay, there is new ones on there that are cheep.

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