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Gateway 831 GM

I unhooked my computer 5 days ago to move furniture and plugged everything back in today and it will not power up. It does not come on at all. I checked the manual and it show that I plugged in everything correctly. Any ideas?
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  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    same problem- no switch on back - what's a mother to do? unhooked the power to the motherboard and waited - that worked once - what are those green lights about?

  • jplofgren Aug 07, 2008

    Also have a Gateway 831GM computer that will not start up. Completely dead. No fan or external lights, except green light on the back of the power source. Replaced power source ($45.00) at Gateways recommendation, and still nothing. Tried bypassing the switch to make sure the switch was not the problem. Still nothing. Suggestions?

  • aefawfae Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem with mine, too. I checked all connections inside (and swapped in a new power supply), but no luck.



    You disconnected everything inside and put it back together to get it to work?

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Make sure that there is not a power switch on the back of your computer. Alot of computers have a power switch on back of the power supply as a master shutoff.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

I had this problem and i just went inside took everything apart and put it all backtogether and it worked i did notice the power buttons conection plug to the motherboard is very touchy on this motherboard ...

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