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Gateway 704GE push power button fans turn on and thats it...any ideas?

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Simple test: disconnect and remove everything that is attached to the motherboard except the monitor and try to start it : if you don't get a warning from the BIOS then either the motherboard or the processor has failed. To find out which replace the processor and try again.

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