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Gateway M275 sound card garbled

After plugging my laptop into my TV to hear sound the soundcard stoped functioning. It now produces almost no sound except for occasional garbled croaks. A usb soundcard works fine and i have played with the settings. I think its an internal problem. I would like to know if anyone has seen something of the sort.

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Re: Gateway M275 sound card garbled

Yes, my sound does'nt work either. must be soundcard

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Gateway M275 display scambles

I suspect it may be a problem with the video cable coming from the convertible tablet, up through the hinged support for the LCD screen, AND/OR the screen Inverter.

I would like you to connect a VGA monitor, to the VGA port on the back of the convertible tablet. The VGA monitor will now be an External Monitor.

[ Looking at the rear of the convertible tablet, start at the Left side.
Vent, USB port, Monitor port. The Monitor port is the VGA port ]

The VGA monitor can be a CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor with a VGA cable.

Notebook OFF, monitor OFF, connect the VGA monitor to the M275's VGA connector. (Port)
Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type, allow it to warm up.

Turn the notebook on.
By the factory default settings, whatever is shown on the convertible tablet's internal monitor, should now be shown on the external monitor.
(VGA monitor)

If not, press, and hold down on the Fn key (On the bottom row of the Keyboard, all the way to the Left), and tap once on the F3 key.
(Top row of Function keys. The F3 key is the Display Toggle-Over Key )

No graphics shown on the external monitor? Hold down on the Fn key again, and tap the F3 key again.
There are at least three options available;

1) Convertible tablet's internal monitor - ONLY
2) Convertible tablet, AND external monitor
3) External monitor - ONLY

If graphics are fine on the external monitor, you have a problem with the video cable, and/or the screen Inverter. At this time we will bypass the LCD screen, and come back to it.

At the bottom/middle of the tablet's LCD screen, is the Hinge. The Hinge Cover is 'T shaped', and has one single Philips screw holding it on.
If you remove the screw, and the Hinge Cover, you will see two wire harnesses.
One Black, the other White.

See that these two cables are plugged in tightly to the connector.

After checking this step come back in a Comment, and state your findings.


[ Additionally;
Here is the Service Manual (Free) for the Gateway M275 Convertible Tablet,

Where it states - Gateway 400, go down to the second line, and across to M275. Left-click on M275.
This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

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I fell off my longboard with my gateway m275 in my backpack, and did a roll on impact to reduce injury. It was not damaged in the fall, due to the way I handled the landing. However, I have discovered that...

I think that you actually shook the heck out of your hard drive.The smart thing to do would be to go to Gateway website and download driver for your sound card.Just to be on safe side, if you have any external speakers,plug them in and see what is happening.Then open your computer and push hard drive to connector. Good luck! And remember: What you can take without problems-electronic usually can't.

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I have made sure all sound devices are enabled and audio volumes are set correctly in the sound portion of control panel. All mutes are unchecked and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the correct sound...

I am having this same issue. I would appreciate it if someone who knows what this issue is and how to correct it would contact me and let me know what I need to do to fix it.

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When I turn on M275 I get power light, hard drive

I have the same M275 tablet and was looking for a solution when I came across your post. I couldn't find a solution so I went over every nook and cranny of my tablet and found my hard drive was not completely pushed in. I pushed it in tried the power button again and it worked! I am shocked because my laptop has been down for a year now. I thought maybe it was a motherboard problem and it was junk. I'm so excited. Anyway all I can suggest is check that the hard drive on the right side is completely plugged/pushed in. I hope that works for you.

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Install windows xp media,buttons don't work on gateway m275 tablet pc.

the link below should download the button drivers for windows xp on your laptop. if you like you can navigate through gateways support section and find all of the drivers that you need.,%20version%205.01.2600.2156&uid=254270972

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Put a new battery on still does not work

Note: do not plug your laptop if not using this. this will damage to your battery this the most common cause of battery problem due to over charged without unplugged. pls remove after charge. this can also damage to your main board from power supply section. thanks

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Where can i download sofware of gateway

For your tablet to function again, you'll need the WACOM tablet driver which is NOT provided by Gateway, since they do not manufacture the tablet themselves.

You'll need the following drivers from the GATEWAY site to fix your button issue:

9524572.exe - Gateway M275 Button driver, version 5.01.2600.2156

and from the WACOM site you'll need the Tablet PC driver.
-Go to
-Select your location and language on the right
-On the next page, choose downloads from the top navigation bar
-In Step 1 scroll down and pick Tablet PC
-In Step 2 choose your operating system
-Follow the download instructions provided on the site from there

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My Gateway m275 tablet will not charge or power up even with it plugged in

At least a 50% chance the power pin inside the computer has been damaged. Taking apart a laptop and getting it back together correctly is a tough job . . . .The part (the power pin) is not that expensive ($ 5-10) but the labor is expensive. If you don;t feel up to the task, have it fixed by a professional and after it''s fixed get a CRD (Cable Retention Device) to keep from damaging the pin a second time.

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Gateway M275 will not botot

try removing the battery and then booting without the battery attached

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