Question about Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC
Hi My Gateway 4016 will also not boot. The amber light comes on for may a second, and goes out. The fans start and then stop. At various stages of troubleshooting, with different cables disconnected from the motherboard, the machine will attempt to boot when I plug the power cord back in without hitting the power switch.
I have replaced the PS with no success.
I have removed the memory from the sytem to no avail, and have also cleaned out all the dust and fluff.
Could it be something as simple as the power switch itself?
To test if it is a power switch problem go to this link and read the post by ALLEXX.
If your computer still does not start, something could be shorting out the mobo, or your replaced power supply is faulty. You should check the power supply with a multi-meter, and make sure your 4 pin atx +12 volt power cable is good (if your mobo uses one).
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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Certainly could...when all else fails check the case. I had an issue like this with my last computer. Turned out to be the case. A friend of mine had the same issue and his turned out to be the video card...it was drawing more power then his PS could handle. Either way it sounds like your on the right track.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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