Question about Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop
Boot error. Once power is turned on screen stays blank. Power supply does come on and fan is operating on power supply. The blue light on face of tower does not light up at all. Monitor does indeed work as I checked with another computer using same cables. DVD drive opens when button is pressed. Is this most likely a video issue with the onboard vid card?
This is Nvidia's dreaded video chip cold solder joint problem. I have fixed many of these in my shop. Two choices, get it fixed or buy a new motherboard.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
I had this same problem and tried a million trial and error steps to try to fix it. Finally, I tried replacing my keyboard that came with the GT5220 with an IBM keyboard from an old PC. I have had no problems since. I believe the root problem in the keyboard was affecting somehow they way the system unit was coming out of sleep mode. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
It sounds like you had a power surge. This might work for you. You hear the fans, as if the unit has started but nothing on the screen. Unplug the unit, push in the power button and count say to 10, replug the unit in and push the button, you should now see something on the screen.
Posted on May 22, 2009
Has anyone tried replacing the power supply to see if that corrected the issue?
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Does anyone know of a motherboard for this GT5220 that will allow you to keep the same memory, etc. and not have to replace all of that as well?
Posted on Jun 09, 2013
Make sure the desktop is unplugged from the outlet. Unplug the optical and hard drives out of the motherboard. Now power on the desktop and wait for the blue light. You might have to do this twice. Afterward, you should be able plug the drives back in and troubleshoot the issue. When you power on the computer, use the restore prompt that pops up when you power on the computer. Do not start windows normally. After restoring, your computer will be as good as new.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
Getting my third motherboard with this gateway gt5220, Three motherboards in 3 years,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a crock....
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
<i>I changed the powersupply and it did not fix the problem. The only other thing I could think of was buying another motherboard but the replacement for the computer is around $180. Who knows how long that would last since Gateway clearly does not use good quality parts. I decided to never buy this kind of trash ever again. I am in the process of building my own computer.</i>
Amen brother! I only build my computers now. It is such a waste to buy one, because yes, they do you **** parts to build it. that is how they keep the cost down (plus the fact that they have such large volume for the hardware and software). You wind up only spending usually a couple hundred more and it will last you for YEARS, not a year or two. One of my computers that I built six years ago is still running strong. My newest computer that I built last year is incredible! Good luck! Egghead is the place to go if you build your own.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I changed the powersupply and it did not fix the problem. The only other thing I could think of was buying another motherboard but the replacement for the computer is around $180. Who knows how long that would last since Gateway clearly does not use good quality parts. I decided to never buy this kind of trash ever again. I am in the process of building my own computer.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I had a similar problem. Took it to my IT guy. Was a blown CPU and Motherboard.
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
Yes try a new video card in one of the agp slot or pci slots ok make sure its clean inside blow it out
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
At the time that i write this, ive just got this same problem fixed. It may or may not work for you but what i did was take apart mine and i disconnected all of the cables from the motherboard and waited a few minutes. After that, i reconnected the cables again and after attemping to boot the machine again, the blue power light came on and the bios showed up. After recieveing a checksum error (it happens if the bios is reset) it procceded to boot again. In my opinion, it may have been a power issue (not sure as to how or why it happened) but it seems that disconnecting and reconnecting the cables corrected the problem. I hope this helps for you
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
The solution IS a bad Motherboard. Change that and you will be up and running again. Good Luck.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
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