Took the gateway 610xl apart a few months ago. I finally got the part I needed. The problem is I don't recall the exact location of all the connections I need to make. I can't seem to locate a manual for this. any help would be appreciated.
Unless gateway will support you in this they are the only ones that can get that kind of information for you...... either that or ya could call the geek squad at best buy and have them come to your house and fix it .
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I suppose you are saying that the computer is powering up, however, you cannot see the video. In that case you have a bad graphic chip or video card. The gateway media centers came with built-in graphic chips. Thus,your system is dead.
After the side of the case is opened and the computer unpluged and the video to the monitor unplugged, if it has a card already installed , remove the screw holding the card down then pull the old card straight up out of the card slot. Align the new card that you purchased , pushing it straight down into the slot. Install the hold down screw. Reinstall the side . Install the software after hooking
the computer and monitor up.
If you don;t jknow which type of card ,down load a manual and maybe even further instructions from the weblink I provided.
Below it the Gateway support center for your model. All you have to do is to put in your 22 digit serial number.
This is a well known issue with gateway media centre and there is no easy solution for this problem. If you are an expert in tearing apart the system and putting it back, then this LInk has some options which have worked to many people.
take cover off top of base.- pry off remove two screws that hold speaker unit, it will tilt out, disconnect cables and remove speaker. two screws on back of base and then take off back cover.remove sheild cover. disconnect all cables. 4 screws hold power supply in. rca connector board has little black button holding it on. pry up and then remove board to access connecters behind. pull all cables out towards you. remove 6 screws that hold base to back of screen, pull up tape under where cables go thru hole. remove base from screen. take out screws on back of screen. carefully pry all around case to seperate. remove back, and then sheild. there are a few screws that hold it on. If your screen was black, then the two inverter boards could be the problem. there is one in the upper left corner and one in the lower left corner. you can by them on internet. match the partnumber, there are 2 diffent ones.
remove left hand side cover (ensure power is disconnected first); disconnect the 20.24 pin primary power plug (big wide white one plugs directly onto the mainboard, also disconnect the 4 pin AUX power plug, looks just like the other one but is a smaller square shaped plug (older P3 boards will not have this)
disconnect all 4 pin power plugs from hard drives/cd drives and aftermarket fans (if any are installed), disconnect SATA power plugs from any SATA devices installed (flat black plug, 4 wires)
disconnect floppy drive power plug (if app) small while 4 pin power plug, once all of these are disconnected, looking at the rear of the computer there will be 4 screws holding the power supply in place, one screw will be more to the centre slightly to ensure you do not put it in upside down, once you remove those screws the power supply will slide right out.. simply re-do these steps in revers for instaling the new power supply