Question about Gateway GX7022E (RBGX7022E) PC Desktop
My computer won't start up. I hear the fan and the hard drive and one indicator light is on the one on the actual button is not coming on and nothing happens on the monitor. The computer has been cutting off and overheating for about a month, we had it tested and they found no problem with any of the hardware and now it won't boot at all. If anyone could help I'd be grateful because I love this computer and don't want to replace it.
Well, it could be any component going bad, in this order: power supply, video card, memory, motherboard. You can try known working video, power and memory if you'd like, but it is probably the motherboard in this particular case. If you look at the capacitors on the mobo, you'll probably find that at least some of them are bulging at the top and/or leaking. the only thing to do if this is the case is to try and replace the bad caps - but this is VERY difficult, even for an expert.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
Watch the fan on the power supply when you turn it on does it run or jiggle and stop.
if it jiggles and stop then its likely the supply needs replaced . cheap fix.
if the fan runs then its on the board and more steps must be done.
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Sep 18, 2012 | Gateway GX7022E (RBGX7022E) PC Desktop
Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat
Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.
Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.
hope this helps
Aug 07, 2012 | Gateway GX7022E (RBGX7022E) PC Desktop
you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the computer?
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 the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the computer and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button.
you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and
Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power
cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.
your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the
chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know
the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen.
If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try
rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the
other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to
verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open
memory chip slot and try booting.
your power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make the
power light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fan
turn on or hard drive spin.
Below are links and info I found from Dell's Website based on your model.
Controls and Lights Front of computer:
Power button - push button
green light - Blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state.
amber light - Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).
four lights on the front panel (see Diagnostic Lights.)
Standby power light
AUX_PWR_LED on the system board
Hard-drive activity light
green light - When the computer is reading data from or writing data to the hard drive.
LAN indicator light
green light - Solid green indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.
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