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Try the following:

Check that power supply is plugged in to a live source.

Certain models had an additional power switch on the power supply itself. This would be located to the rear of the computer within 3-4 inches of where the power cord plugs in. Make sure it's on.

Press the power button on the front panel.

Press the space bar. The computer may be in sleep mode..

Gateway desktops usually have a small 'reset' button on the front panel. Press it.

If it still doesn't respond, I'd need to know a little more info before moving forward.

  • Are there any lights lit? (K/B, front panel)
  • Can you hear a fan?
  • Does the monitor turn on?
  • What (if anything) has changed since it worked last?
  • What was the last thing you were working on?
  • What model is it?
  • What steps have you taken so far?
Mike

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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