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No beeps at all. Fan and HD sound like it is booting, but cannot enter bios and get absolutely no video. Monitor says "no signal". All cables firmly in place. Monitor works with other boxes.

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  • bharloff Nov 05, 2010

    Video is integrated into motherboard, but I tried a PCI video card anyway and got same results.
    Any oither ideas? I am not a novice.

  • bharloff Nov 05, 2010

    Add-on video card installed but still no video. I get no POST beeps, no hard drive noise or activity lights, but power light is on the motherboard. I changed out the power supply as well. Nothing helped. All drivers up to date (Win XP Home, SP3. Has been working up until this AM when a reboot was required because of an update. Never had video since.

  • bharloff Nov 05, 2010

    Computer was rebooted this morning after an update. Video never came back on. I installed an add-on video card, but still no results.
    I get no POST beeps, cannot enter BIOS, do not hear hard drive initializing. Changed the power supply, but got nothing. First expert was no help. I am not a novice. It appears that the motherboard or processor may be bad.

  • bharloff Nov 05, 2010

    I already did all of that and determined that the motherboard is bad.

  • bharloff Nov 05, 2010

    Thanks! I had suspected that but was looking for confirmation.

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Remove your cpu cabin remove the processor fan and the processor wipe the surface with a clean cloth also the processor fan apply a layer of heat sink solvent and insert the processor in to its socket then place the heat sink firmly to the socket remove all add on card remove the power to HDD CD drive the memory etc now restart the computer if you hear beeps then clean the memory prints with an eraser dont clean it with metal or rough metals it may damage the circuit if still you cant see display fix a add on VGA card to the slot and switch on the CPU if there is display the problem is with your display section in the motherboard if you dont hear any beeps while the memory is not inserted remove your cpu and change the CPU with your friend that is suitable to your socket and restart if you hear beeps you have problem with Ur processor if you still have problem there is problem with *********** board

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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    rajesh raman Nov 07, 2010

    if so check the 4 pin atx connector connected properly to the motherboard if you have base in electronics check the FET s in the power supply section any FET damaged wont power up the processor check them with multimeter

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Hey,

lets start real troubleshooting.

Take the computer to a bench, remove all the cables from the motherboard, only keep connected the needed devices such as Cpu, ram and powersupply.

Disconnect all hard drives etc.

Connect the computer to display and plug in the power, turn it on, noting on the screen?

Power off, remove all the ram from the computer, plug it back in, now you should be getting beeps, let it beep for a moment, unplug, Reconnect 1 ram module, plug in and power on.

Anything on the screen yet?

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

  • Ekse Nov 05, 2010

    either that or the cpu then. Thanks for visiting, bye. You will not be charged for anything.

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Sounds like your video card needs to be replaced. If your Gateway is still under warranty you can get a replacement at no charge. If its not under warranty you can purchase one at a computer shop in your area. You may want to contact Gateway to see if your system is under warranty
www.gateway.com/support

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

  • Lori Langley Nov 05, 2010

    Your drivers are all up to date, correct?

    Here is what I found..

    No Video on a 500 Series or E-4000 Computer



    Affected Products: Desktops
    Affected Operating Systems: Not OS Dependent



    ISSUE: After connecting the VGA cable to the monitor and powering the computer on, there is no video and only the Monitor Self Test information appears. The light on the monitor eventually turns amber because there is no VGA signal. This may happen on a new computer or it can happen to a computer just returned from service. For this specific issue, the configuration of the computer must have an add-in video card.



    RESOLUTION: Connect the VGA cable to the VGA port on the add-in video card.


    On-Screen Display


    Show Part Numbers






    This high-definition display features an on-screen display (OSD) that lets you adjust contrast, brightness, and other settings. The changes you make to the settings are saved even if you turn off the display.
    The display has two levels of menus, and the functionality of the touch buttons depends on which menu is currently open.


    • Use the VGA shortcut menu to quickly change some of the most commonly accessed settings.
    • Use the VGA main menu to precisely adjust all levels of settings.

    The OSD options and settings can vary depending on what type of cable connection (input source) is used. When your computer is first turned on, the input source, VGA, DVI, or HDMI, is detected and displayed for several seconds. If no signal is present the No Signal message is displayed.
    Click the following links to view OSD options and screens for each input type.


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