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The computer is not turning on at all (after a night of lightening). I took it to Best Buy, where it was purchased, and was told that the mother-board is damaged and to call Gateway to see if it could/should be fixed. Thanks.

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Check out your power supply for the computer as lightning might have blown the fuse.

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