The sims 2 and my laptop don't seem to be compatible.
I bought this blue gateway after being reasurred by Best Buy represenitives that this laptop would be more than powerful enough to run the sims 2. however, i installed the sims 2 and all of my expansion packs and found that the game simply will not run without crashing. To help solve the problem, I uninstalled all the sims 2 games and then tried to reinstall the sims 2 on my laptop, but instead of it going smoothly i recieved the saddest excuse for an error message: a dialog box displaing 'the sims 2' and an x mark beneath it.
I went to a website [Can You Run It?] and was dissapointed to see that my computer met all the requirements for the sims 2 to run smoothly! and yet it doesn't. I am very distressed now.
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So you replaced the motherboard.
Well the systems are like laptops so you need to check LCD cable inverter and the LCD screen.
eres one that had a motherboard problem but the screen seems ok.GATEWAY ZX4300 01E ALL IN ONE AS IS FOR PARTS <<< i buy part as is when it system don't power up because its not screen related.
The reality is, Best Buy will only swap parts. there are other vendors on the internet that will replace discrete components. Google for "laptop power jack replacement" to find options. it takes decent skills to do this kind of repair, so research well.
Possible a memory socket is bad. Make sure you are using the correct type of memory including parity and compatible speeds. It is recommended to use like memory sticks in each slot. Some PCs even require the sticks to be equal memory capacity. User's guide should tell you what the compatible capacities and speeds should be. If you don't have the manual, you can get by looking up your PC model number on Gateway.com.
This may help and may not. It seems there are lots of people having the same problem you are. The best way to get a replacement seems to buy a cheap junked out Gateway and use the hinge from it. However I would be very careful doing this because the one you buy may not have a good hinge. As many people there are with these issues I would contact Gateway to see if they had a replacement part and would ask to file an official complaint. In addition here is a number to a laptop repair company, they will help you find the most cost effective way to fix your laptop. They are good I have used them for parts before. 1 (800) 999-4409
It sure seems to be a motherboard issue. I will advise you to buy a new MBD. And to your relief, the data on harddrives will be "nil" affected by the motherboard change.
There might be an easier and cheap solution to the problem, but the area to be audited to find the solution is large with no guarentee that we will find a viable solution. Motherboard replacement will be an instant solution..
If you own a dell laptop, but a complete cover warranty that will include a free motherboard replacement and warranty for 1 more year..