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Gateway laptop There is a red light that has just come on indicating that the computer may have a problem. The light is in back of the power button, just to the right. The looks like a key going into a closed box that sits inside of a box with an open top. What is wrong?

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  • brhuisken Mar 06, 2009

    i reinserted the cd drive and the indicator light still shows orange and the system will not boot up!

  • rosenjeni Mar 28, 2009

    When I try to boot my laptop the orange light turns on the fan just runs it won't boot. I've pulled the disk drive out and reinserted it. I have also inserted the extra hard drive that I perchased to slide in that same slot. But it will not boot and the orange light stays on.

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The first link shows what the status lights are, and the second is for the user guide. I believe the status light you're seeing indicates that the module is ready to swap. This refers to the modular bay or your CD drive. This is covered on page 52 of the user guide. It appears that you have hit the safely remove hardware icon, and most likely turned off the CD drive. Release and slide the drive out and put it back in. This should reset it, and the light should go off or turn green.

http://assets.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/450ROG/3501353ivr6.shtml

http://assets.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Mobile/9528975.pdf

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