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Gateway laptop I turn on the lap top and you can hear it run but no screen just black nothing just black??? Put it to a nother screen from my hp and still nothing (hp not a laptop) What could it be

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  • luckee Jan 03, 2008

    When I turn on the laptop I only get a black screen, laptop never goes to Windows

  • vickilz May 08, 2008

    2 1/2 year old gateway notebook, sometimes I just get the blank screen & it will not boot up (there is power) other times I can get it to start up, use it for a while and then it freezes up. Took it to Circuit City, they explored the memory card issue, said it was one bad memory slot. Told me to leave that slot empty. Computer worked fine for a couple of days, but now it's back to the same problem.

  • james2_2007 Nov 20, 2008

    when i turn on my laptop goes to a blank screen and it has this white line blinking at the top left corner



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It would amaze you just how cheep a motherboard is and how easy they are to replace. You can get one for this laptop for under $100.00 off fleabay and it is worth it. Its worth it to me anyway...LOL

Posted on Jun 02, 2008


Thanks I will try that someone else said that it may be the mother board also the gateway is just over 2 years old and went just as the warranty did.

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Doesn't sound too good - Could be a bad ram chip (right on the bottom of the laptop under a panel - try removing one or the other chips) or possibly bad motherboard (which is definately not worth it on a several year old gateway machine if you could even find one)

Let us know if the ram does it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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