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Wife has a Gateway MT6831 Notebook. Batt. has power and ac cord in working. When she tries to turn it on, Nothing

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Is it completly dead or it turn on but no display ?
if it is completly dead, it could be the motherboard.
but if it turn on and no display. try to reseated memory first.
if you have 2 memory, try to use only 1 memory. used it in every slot to test the memoy slot.
if it is still no display, your motheboard need to be repair.

Posted on May 11, 2008

  • amindeena Nov 22, 2010

    how can i repair a motherboard and what component is damaged please help me to repair i will be waiting for yours reply thanks

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