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FIC KTBC51G Gateway 5088 Motherboard

I can't seem to get the connections right. when ever I power it up the monitor goes down and all I get is the HDD light and the fans work. my post card shows 50. I have replaced the PSU the Ram the CPU and the mobo.

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I am having basically the same type of problem.....most of my video blanking occurs during my playing WOW online. I have replaced the onboard video with another video board but still having problem. My computer has also had the problem of not booting up too. On inspection of the motherboard I noticed that some of the capacitors on the board around the power input section have started puffing up on top....becoming rounded instead of being flat. This is a classic symptom that occurred on another MB that Gateway had in another model some years ago. This causes the MB to not boot and depending on which capacitors go bad, can cause any number of symptoms. my opinion the solution is to replace MB.

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First I went to safemode removed the onboard nvidia driver then rebooted then went to bios. Had the same issue with the pci express until I went to the bios there was a video memory allocation up to 128m. I totally disabled that feature then F10 to save and then rebooted an the pci express card took fine. I like the Ati card I bought from newegg worked fantastic no more lock up or stall. I think Nvidia is always trying to do bleeding edge technology which can make their stuff unstable. I'm not saying they are a poor company they just try to hard.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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I am having the SAME problem with my computer and am in the process of having the motherboard replaced. What a crock on this nice, expensive computer. I hope that'll work too.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Check this out guys. I've determined the problem to be bad solder of the onboard GPU on this motherboard. What I've done to bring these things back to life in the past is pretty simple. Pull the board out of the case, and flex it a little bit. NOT SO MUCH THAT YOU BREAK IT (like you have anything to lose anyway) but enough so that you should hear some faint crackling sounds. Put the board back into the system and power it up. Once booted immediately go into the BIOS and turn off the onboard video. Save your settings and power off the system. Install whatever video card you want to use.

I've used a heat gun on all the boards since I found the problem. If you are familiar with the XBox 360 RROD (red ring of death) then you know what I mean. The idea is to heat up the board enough to HOPEFULLY get the solder melted back into place. You hit the board with a heat gun for a good 15 to 20 minutes, swaying the gun back and fourth, covering the entier underside of the board. Try not to stop for any extended periods of time in one spot.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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Have same problem.

Fixed the solution by adding a PCI video card, but problem reaccured after reboot.

Have tried several things including reseting CMOS, changing PCI slots, complete power down.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Have tried bus card for PCI-express 16x, card unresponsive, No POST beeps, even when RAM removed. Suspect board is DOA. Net research reveals is COMMON problem and Gateway is incredibly unresponsive, especially when they price their Media Center PC's at close to $2k, and only put a one year warranty on them.

Give up - Start shopping for microBTX Socket 939 boards. Good luck!

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Try to replace the video card or insert another video adapter into your comp.

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