Question about Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC
My gateway GT4016 does not turn on I brought it to a computer part shop talked to them. They told me the motherboard needs to replaced. I am not sure myself. Need advice on what what to do to find the exact problem.
Posted by Anonymous on
If the unit has lights and fans running when you try to start it up the the mobo does need to be replaced. if there is no activity the the power supply has to be changed out. always get two opinions when dealing with pc repair shops to make sure your not getting scammed
Posted on May 15, 2010
Change the mottherboard
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
About 4 years old, right?
My first test is to dust out the thing and try a new power block. (About $35 if you have to buy one - I have a spare kicking around for this)
If it still fails to turn on AT ALL, it is likely the motherboard
If it boots but does not startup properly, you may have a bad hard drive. See if it will boot to the CDROM (DVDROM)
Bad memory causes the computer to start but emit a series of beeps from the PC speaker.
Motherboard repair follows:
Look for metal cylinders wrapped in plastic (Capacitors). Look at the tops. Are any of them slightly or prominently rounded? These need replacing.
Get an experienced friend who can solder with a GOOD soldering iron. VERY CAREFULLY, replace the capacitors with the correct voltage, value and temperature rating. It is extremely easy to damage the motherboard.
No other reasonable repair for a motherboard.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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