Question about Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop
Power light turns on and the monitor light turns on for a few seconds then goes off as if it were in stand by mode and it doesn't boot up from there. fan turns on and lights are on but just wont boot up.
You might be facing a short circuit, bad power supply or a miss connection ( inverted connector for example). Usually i'd turn the pc on only with the indispensable: Main Board( including CPU and RAM, nothing else) and wait to see if the power supply stays on, if it does, start adding devices one by one till you locate the defective one.( check the position of connectors).
You may have to deal with setup.
Be aware of Electro Static Discharge( very dangerous for your pc).
Note: .You have to turn off the power supply before you plug in anything, for example: connect the hard drive, works ? . turn off,
plug in graphics card, turn on, works ?, turn off ..., same procedure for all devices.
Please excuse my english.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
It could be that your motherboard might be dead. Do you plug your pc into a surge protector, as sometimes there could be a surge of power that could blow circuits on the mobo. Did your computer BEEP at you. I know that sounds daft but all pc do a post b4 booting and if there is a problem the computer BEEPs, not exaclty handy as it tells you there is a prob, but not what it is.
Is the pc still under warranty. If it is then go to makers site and ask the tech guys there. If not, are you competent to take pc apart and check the internal components. It could be something simple to fix, like a loose processor fan, power couplings coming loose, or possibly your RAM has blown.
if you can supply any more details than whats in your post it would help out alot.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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