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MY Gateway GT4016 Will not start anymore, i first replaced the power Suply and nothing happened. the fan runs and a light blinks then it shuts down again, i used to start it by just pressing the button and before it turns off again id hit it again so it jumpstarted it but that no longer works. Any ideas guys? im a techy so this is quite weird for me to be asking for computer help O_o.

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Make sure all fans are running power supply one to hehe Maybe a bad power button? I had a gateway that did some thing very close to that because the cpu fan was not turning and a hp that did that because the power supply fan was not turning. Thats where I would start then make sure the mem is seated good and not bad you know the drill ;) if you replaced the power supply with a factory replacment it should be a voltage or wattage problem. Might also try a hard boot the power plug take the cmos bat out hold the power button down for 20 or 30 secs some people say to leave the cmos bat out and try to fire it up. I know that works on some laptops but I always had better luck putting it back in for desktops cant hurt to try it. If you have two ram sticks in it pull the # 2 one and try to fire it up if nothing changes swap the # 2 one with # 1 leaveing slot 2 open and try it that will tell ya if it is a bad ram stick I dunno just my two cents hope it helps

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SOURCE: gateway gt4016 won't boot. Fan runs but nothing

open cpu cabinet and pull Ram and refix it.
Aslo reattcha llconnection to mother bord.
Pull cmos cell for 15 minutes so all bios setings are set to defaults.

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Check the USB ports for damaged contacts. If the supply powers up and then shuts down immediately, you have a critical error. Damaged USB port contacts can cause this but so can graphics cards etc. Open the machine up and remove all cards and memory sticks and unplug all the drives but LEAVE THE CPU ALONE!! Now, turn it on. If it boots and starts beeping ( which it will with no memory installed) shut it down and reinstall each item you removed one at a time and turn it on after each single thing. When it stops booting and does whats its doing now then the last thing you plugged back in is the issue.
If it still doesn't power up with everything removed then the issue is in the mainboard. If this is th case, my advice is to seek professional advice..

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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