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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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  • kaipodog1 Aug 31, 2008

    I have a Gateway GT5648E and I usually keep it in standby mode and I usually do a restart for systems updates about once a week. The other day I went to my computer and move the mouse and nothing happened. The blue power light on the tower was still blinking so I touched the ENTER key and still nothing happened. I then pressed the blue POWER button and the fan came on but it sounded like the hard drive never kicked in. I repeated this a couple of times and still nothing. I then cut all the power to my computer and waited a few moments and tried it again. This apparently worked but I can no longer have my tower shut down unless I cut all the power to it to start it back up. I had to go to power options in the control panel and set it to NEVER as a sleep option.

  • waywardson Jan 19, 2009

    It was actually a faulty motherboard and power supply at least the first time)! It is now at Best Buy for the 4th time. They said those Gateways have a significant motherboard failure rate. Hopefully the repair center will junk it out this time since they can't seem to fix it. If it wasn't under warranty it would have alrady been used for target practice!

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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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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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