Question about Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Pc won't boot up

The power went out in my house today, but once it was fixed, i returned to my pc to smell something like burning plastic. now the pc was won't turn on or off, but has the red battery(?) light glowing. is it the power unit?

Posted by on

  • warmredwater Mar 18, 2008

    the red light shows up on the front of the harddrive, and then there's a red light on one side of the motherboard and a green light on the other side.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,587 Answers

Where is the red light glowing(on board?)...sounds like power supply and/or motherboard took early retirement

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

The unit works as of right now...but there is a smell of something burning


Quite often, if you smell like a plastic burning smell, one of the capacitors is faulty, and should be checked immediately. Quite often the compressor start capacitor, will get hot and start to melt. Have it checked by qualified technician or electrician, as they are dangerous and can give a fatal shock if not experienced with handling them, even when power is shut off. $20-$30 part, and 1/2hr. labor should take care of it. The cover on roof unit, has to be removed to access the capacitors, so watch for bees, wasps, when you do so. Make sure power is off at breaker panel.

Aug 01, 2010 | Coleman Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Brand new portable air con- burn smell


Two units, same plug, burning smell ... hire an electrician to check your wiring

Jul 19, 2010 | Sharp CV-P09FX Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have a Gaggia Carezza machine that is about 3 years old. Yesterday, the power switch seemed to have some resistance when I turned it off. I also smelled a burning plastic smell. Today, the switch seemed...


The description sounds like the switch has failed due to it's internal contacts arcing. I have a like problem with Mary214 that is ongoing. Please follow that thread to find your fix.

Dec 27, 2009 | Gaggia Carezza Espresso Machine

2 Answers

We had a professional repair our broken coil in the air handler and while he installed it the house smelled of something burning and we had a film of smoke through out the house. The professional said it...


He didn't remove the rubber grommets that fit around the copper lines to seal out any unwanted air entering. There is probably a leak at one of the joints at the air handler.and the freon leaked out and it stopped cooling. Call the BBB and file a suite in small claims court. Tell him what you are doing. Send him a registered letter, return receipt requested. If he doesn't correct the problem go to court.

Oct 12, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

No light on brand new apple airport extreme


You will have to return it,the internal power supply is bad

Sep 14, 2009 | Apple AirPort Extreme Router

1 Answer

Melting plastic smell/ computer slow and shuts down after about 15mins


Hi there.
The reason you can smell burning plastic and why its shutting down after a short time is because its overheating. This can be caused by a build up of dust on the CPU fan, overtime with dust build up computers struggle to keep themselves cool and tend to shut down unexpectedly, chances are this is the problem with your machine, my advice would be to remove the power cord, open the side panel of the computer and clean all the dust away from inside the tower, do this with a soft, clean paintbrush making sure you remove the dust carefully and gently, also make sure the CPU fan and the heat sync behind it is completely free of dust or any other foreign objects.
Once you are happy that its clear of dust, close or return the side panel, plug in the power cord and turn the PC on, you may find that the PC will stay on for longer with the smell dramatically reduced.

Please post back with the results and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 22, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dryer stoped running


Your drive belt may have broken if it smelled like rubber burning. If that is the case then your motor bearing are worn out or something has been lodged between your dryer drum and the dryer housing. If the smell was the odor of burning plastic, then your motor is probably burned up.

Feb 24, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

MAGNAVOX TV BURNING SMELL TV WENT POP AND WENT OFF


Well that pop had something to do with the power components inside the TV frying. I would have to say there is nothing you can do to repair it as its dangerous to work on such things.
I wouln't waste my time bringing it to a repair shop they will probably tell you to just buy a new one.

Jan 05, 2009 | LG RU-27FB30C TV

1 Answer

GE Spacemaker microwave won't heat food


hello kmwnky,
You say that Everything went out at first ( which I assume means that all functions went dead) and then functions started to operate again later... if that is correct and you smelled something burning.. you may have a thermal fuse that failed, filament transformer that failed, magnetron tube that failed or a highvoltage capacitor that failed.. None of these components are something the untrained person should attempt to trouble shoot or replace since there are dangerous energies stored inside the electronics compartment even after power is removed.. Your Micro is > 8 years old and it's probably not worth the cost of repairing at this point. You'd be better served replacing it.. The cost to repair would exceed the cost to replace.. ( I feel like the grim reaper here..sorry..)
Regards,
Rick

Nov 28, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...