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I have a Gateway MD2614u, and it won't boot up. When I press the power button, the fan starts, and the LED lights turn on, but the system will not boot up. After 5-6 tries, the computer will finally boot up. Once the computer boots up, it works perfectly. You can even restart the computer and it will boot up right away. For some reason after the computer is off for a long period of time, you have to try 5-6 times to get it to start. This computer is only about 1 year old. Do you have any suggestions? I have looked online at Gateway for possible fixes. Could this be a motherboard issue? Thank you for your time. Rob.

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I suspect that the hard drive motor is going out. Try a new hard drive. If it doesn't fix it, you can always return it.
Good luck,
James.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

  • tim021062727 Jan 31, 2011

    This is not a hard drive problem but if you want to make sure take the hard drive out of the laptop when you do get the system to post hit f12 set the computer to boot but the cd this is a motherboard issue of some type I have the same laptop with the same problem.

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