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Serious problem My gateway has been having problems for a very long time. At first the opening sign with the Gateway would just run and never actually turn on. Now the tower turns on and is clearly running; however, the monitor is black and when you turn it on it says "Power Save Mode."

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Just because it turns on and you see lights on the tower and hear fans running doesn't mean to say it's turned on, it just means the power supply is doing something.

It could be something as simple as just remove and replace the ram. If not then it may be the graphics (either on-board or seperate card).

If you're not familiar with the insides of your pc then take it to your local friendly pc repair man.

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Hi bigciss22. That means that your computer is turning on but NO booting up. Do you hear any beeps? Because depending on the number of beeps can mean either memory or video card. Open the machine and verify that the memory is tightly inserted. If you use the video card on the motherboard (most likely) I suggest you buy a new video card (you have to make sure the interface is either AGP or PCI (i dont think it's PCIe - PCI express). If you dont want to start swaping components, you will have to take it to a repair shop. I hope this helps and please dont forget to rate my answer. Thank you! :D

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