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Unresponsive computer i have a gateway computer that does not work, it does not respond to the power button and only responds to unplugging and plugging in. when u plug the machine it the fan and HD automaticlly beging working but that is it. the light behind the power button does not illuminate but the HD light does. the only way to get the fan to shut off would be to unplug the machine. this is all this machine will do

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Re: unresponsive computer

If the power switch on the case is shorted out. (Not uncommon), you would get this kind of issue. There are other issues going on here. You should be getting a video display, from what you said your not. That is more of a concern. If you can borrow a PSU & swap yours out that would help. I see no need to buy one because that may not be the root cause for this system. You need to get video. There is a togel switch on the back of the PSU. You do not need to unplug the PSU, just click the switch. There also is a red switch on the PSU. Make sure it is set to 115v. Get back to me here after you try the swap. Best of luck!

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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You can find commonly 2 buttons on CPU ( Which is a box type device to which all other devices like monitor, keyboard , mouse ... etc are connected.)

  1. Power On Button.
    This is the main button, which turns on/off the machine. If you want to power on the computer, this is button you first presses. different models of computer has different types of power on button. But many has a symbol of ' overlapping of 0 and 1' .

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  2. Reset Button
    This button is very helpful if your computer hangs or stops responding. Pressing This button will cause your computer to reboot ( that is Power offs the machine and starts again immediately). Use the button only when you have no other way other than pulling off the power cable.
    When this button is pressed, you will lose all your unsaved documents.
    As the power on button, this button also comes in different shapes and sizes. Some globally accepted shapes are buttons with a symbol of ' Circle with a triangle inside of it'.

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HELLO, I HAVE A DELL MOTHERBOARD FOR DESKTOP COMPUTERS but the board is not responding at all the sound is not responding also the vga and the sound is not responding i have tried all i can to bring this...

try to unplug all extra devices and all RAM use one ram to test and see if it will boot could be bad ram also try to make sure its connected fully and properly good luck.

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Keyboard and mouse port not responding on start up. It's saying press f1to continue or press f2 to enter set up. Once I press the key it does not respond.

Does the keyboard light up and if it is an optical mouse then do u see any light under the mouse? If not then try any other keyboard and mouse. If they do not work either try this. Unplug all the cables from the back of the pc. make sure not a single cable(power cable too) is connected on the back of the pc. then press the power button and hold it for 30 seconds. Then reconnect only the power,monitor,keyboard and mouse and check if they are working or not. If fails. then most likely the motherboard has gone bad.

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The motherboard isn't the problem, it seems something is conflicting with another thing. If your using IDE (the buttload of pins on a thin long cord) you might need a cord that has 2 wires that go to the same pin. They usually are faster anyways. Get a new set of IDE cables then. Or your ram is malfunctioning and you need some new sticks of some. The last ones could be that your processor is fried and well you figure that one.

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System wont boot

Disconnect all devices except keyboard and mouse and master cd or DVD. unplug then hit power button. Plug back in. Hit power and hopefully you get to BIOS. If you do make sure you save the BIOS before you leave to start OS. Keep me informed and I'll keep checking your listing to see if its working or not.

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My pc turned off

On your power supply there is a I/O Switch switch Switch it to the off position for 30 seconds(O part down) then Switch it back and see if you computer responds to the power switch.

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No display on screen and solid amber light on pcs' power button

it seems to be an issue with the power supply as you already tried replacing the motherboard
power supply will be less expensive do try to get it replaced first

do check that monitor iss fine
unplug the blue VGA cable which connects your monitor to the tower
if a 4 colored box moves all over the screen the monitor is fine
and if it doesn't
get the monitor either repaired or get it replaced.

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