Question about Gateway (4000474) Motherboard
My computer won't start up. at frist it was not starting sometimes then i had to start it at the power cord.( unplug then plug in) now it won't start at all. fans come on but that's it. took it to local shop and they said the mother board is bad and want 325. installed. to fix it. i am not sure they know what they are doing thou. at frist they said it was starting just fine. then they said it was not even spooling and that i had no vidoe at all.
I have a GM5260 and the thing wouldn't start. Almost went out and bought a new machine because when it turned on just the fan would start but never slow down like it normally does to go into boot. I tried pushing on the 2 heat sinks and the did not feel lose at all. However it I tied it and the thing worked. May be some sort of christmas miracle but I'm back in business.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
I had the same problem with my GT4022 fan spins but blue power led does not come on and no display. At first the problem was intermittent ( every couple of weeks) but occurred more frequently with time.
Took my power supply to local shop they tested it for free it was fine. Found replacement mother board for $150.00 at PC Factory Outlet. Changed MoBo, PC is now good as new. This appears to be a common problem with these PC's.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Did you try a new switch? I am no expert here but I believe you need a switch that makes contact for some period of time a
nd then breaks or opens when the computer has had power long enough to continue running on its own. I suppose by pulling the plug out then putting it back in you replicated this process. While it may well cost $325 to pull out and replace your mother board and I don't think that is terrible, do you want to spend that much on an older machine? For another $300 or $400 and maybe less if you shop hard you have a new machine. If your monitor and other accessories are good so much the better you can spend it all on the case and its contents. Sorry I can't offer more. And as far as I know spinning fans mean you have some power coming in but not much else. Try a switch first or maybe the shop did that?
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Run on out and pickup a PCI video card and get a nice one
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
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