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Motherboard problem I have a gateway gt series 5220 computer the problem is that when I push the front pannel switch to turn the computer on the things that will turn on is the dvd-cd rom and the fans only. The hard drive won't turn on and I do not heard the bip and there is no monitor signal. I change the power supply and still won't work The motherboars is a NVIDIA geforce 6150 am2 ubtx 1394 and the proccessor is an amd athlon 64 x2 38800

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  • dia12345 May 09, 2008

    Thank you for you help

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    I was working on a client's computer yesterday that exhibited this symptom. No BIOS beep and no HDD activity. However, the power comes on and the fans in the chasis operate. The CPU needs to be replaced. May not be worth the time and aggrevation to replace the CPU with another AMD chip.

  • edved10062 Jan 13, 2009

    If you replaced with a different CPU, which one did you use? I'm having this same issue too and I'd like to try and determine if I need a new motherboard/CPU or both.

  • wolfetrain Mar 19, 2009

    HI. My brother has the same problem with his gateway gt 5220. Motherboard is fried. Anyone know where I can get a new motherboard?



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If you are getting no beeps then this would usually indicate the motherboard is fried. If you have a test video card that you can put into the machine I would try that and seeing if you get a signal then. If you still don't get anything and you want to look at getting it fixed I would take it someplace to have at least a diagnostic run on it. Some places will do a test of the video card for you at no cost.

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Replace the CPU with another, compatible, AMD chip.

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I experienced a similar problem. I have a pci diagnostic card that I used to check the motherboard for post codes. It stopped at FF. This indicates it is the CPU. I do not have an AMD Athlon XP X2 to swap with but even so, the motherboard could be bad as well.

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Looking at the Front of the computer, is how you determine Right side, and Left side.
The Right side removes with two screws, as far as I can see.

The Left side is a little harder to tell.

Gateway Support is of no help on this one. At least that I have found. Not in User Manual, because it's generic. One size fit's all.

However looking at the Rear View, it looks like the usual style to me.
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But there also appears to be a type of flip lock.
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Then using the Fingerpull molded handle on the Left Side Panel, pull the side panel back.

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1) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your unplugged from power computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
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The front of your computer is the Front Panel. The area of contact pins, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to on the motherboard, is the Front Panel header.

There are two contact pins that the Power On switch wires connect to.
I would like you to jump across those two pins, and see if the Power Supply comes on;

Gateway Support > GT5404 Desktop PC > Main Support page,

Click on the Support Documents tab.
(Driver / BIOS / Applications / Patches / Support Documents / etc)

Click on -> 1009371 - Support Documents

Click on Components in the list.
Scroll down to the Motherboards subheading.
Click on the blue -> 4006158R - Intel (Coryville) 945G Motherboard

In the list click on Product Views
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Pins 6 and 8, which are the two pins in the Red areas, is for the Power On switch.

The above ATX power on switch is used a Lot.
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If this is the correct style of Power On switch, and yours is bad, you can use a hair dryer to gently soften the plastic of the Power On Button assembly, and replace the Power On switch.

Do Power On switches go bad? Yes. A LOT.
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Foxconn (Bengal) RS780 motherboard.

[ In otherwords the motherboard chipset is an AMD RS780 series,

Scroll down to the bold black subheading - IGP (HD 3xxx, HD 4xxx ]

This motherboard,

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

In the list click on -> Product Views
Now click on -> S - Front Panel Connector

Motherboard installed in the computer case, the Front panel header is at the Bottom/Right corner.
It has -> F_PANEL <- silkscreened in white underneath it.

Two rows of pins.
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The pins on the Bottom row are numbered ODD.

Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, No pin, 12, and 14.

Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
Bottom row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13.

Pins 11, 12, 13, and 14 are NOT USED.

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B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.
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C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for factory use.
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D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.
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E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.
These pins are in the Red block.

F) There is NO Pin 10.
Black block.

Again, Pins 11, 12, 13, and 14 are Not Used.

B- CPU Power Connector is at the upper left corner of the motherboard. This power cable is power for the Processor.
MUST be plugged in.
A general example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

Note the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector, and matching Lock Tab on the motherboard connector.

F- Main Power Connector also has a Lock, and Lock Tab.
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I had the same problem with one of my desktop's. It ended up being the motherboard. Had to turn the computer on and off, on and off until eventually it would power on.

I'd start with reseating the memory and video card. Is your video onboard?

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