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If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LED flashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faulty inverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.
First check the power source and if ti gets power...Check also the battery. If it seams to have power but it just do not start ..than check the ram memory ...and also the CPU fan ..Usually if it seam to have power but when you hit the on button do not make any sound at all ..not even the fan ..than it is either the cpu corrupted or the motherboard..but mostly the cpu ..cause when the motherboard is out of order...usually it do not show power at all on the power led and hdd led.... If it starts the fan ..but no image at all..you may consider a video card issue ...but for now..try to open it and see if the ram memory is not to blame ..or the cpu ..cause after you eliminate a power issue ..these 2 are the only one capable to make it act this way ..
Verify that the person who replaced the fan correctly removed the old heatsink (thermal) compound and replaced it with new compound. Verify that the fan is connectect to power - you should hear it spin up intermittently during use, especially if you stop the Thinkpad in the Setup program when turning it on. (Pressing F2 or ENTER usually takes you into the setup program - press the key indicated on the Thinkpad screen on initial power on). The fan should be audible within 10 to 20 seconds roughly. If you don't hear the fan power-off the Thinkpad and check those two things. Caution: Excessive heat can permanently damage the notebook computer! Don't let it run for more than 60 seconds in SETUP without a working fan because the CPU will run at 100% load while in SETUP. (It's normal behaviour though because CPU Idling isn't implemented in the SETUP program)
Sounds like a severe hardware problem concerning your laptop's hard drive. I suggest you contact Gateway customer service to check on your warranty - your laptop is, simply put, broken. The best approach to repairing it is not to fix it yourself in this case.
Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems. When this happens it usually suggests that the CPU/system board has failed. If the laptop is still under warranty I would suggest taking it back because this is something that will be covered and they should be able to fix it or replace the laptop itself. If not you may have to pay to have the system board/CPU replaced. Good luck and hope this helps. Si :)
I guess I can assume that you have it plugged into the ac power, so you know its not a power problem.
We also know its not a problem with the power switch since the light turns on.
So that leaves, motherboard, cpu, and ram possible problems. Ram would unlikely cause such a hault. Even with no ram, I believe the computer would make horrible beeping noises.
So if its a problem with the motherboard or cpu, its pretty much trash, unless you want to waste the money on ebay or some place for another cpu to try to swap.