I usually kept computer in sleep mode at night and one night shut it down came back next morning no power. Had noise coming from a fan earlier in the month but noise stopped so I figured problem solved until now. I have tried to pull power from motherboard and wait and no help. I have changed the battery in computer also still no luck. I saw somewhere to make sure no power in computer then unplug each device until I could narrow the problem down. This worked and not being that smart at fixing computers I dont know if the piece of equipment where the cord plugs into and house a fan in it has a short on one of the outgoing wires to the motherboard or the motherboard has a short in it or what. When the motherboard is unplugged I can at least get the green light in the back to come on and stay on. If the motherboard is plugged in to what I think is the power supply then I get no power at all. Any suggestions would be helpful thanks.
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Re: gateway desktop 506gr power issue narrowed down?
That was pretty unclear. Is there a kind of burning symptom that suggests a short to you? It seems to me that what happened is that either there was a power outage and your system thus shut down...all you'd have to to would be hit the computer's power button to turn it back on...or a fan somewhere died and therefore the system won't power up until you replace or repair that. At least get a vacuum in there and brush out the dust so you can work.
What happened when you got a simplified system that 'worked'? Was the power supply's fan spinning, at least? What's the green light on, anyhow?
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There's nothing wrong with powering your laptop, or desktop, down by clicking the Power button and letting it go into standby, sleep, or hibernate mode, much of the time. On your laptop, usually just tapping the Power Button will perform the same function as the following instructions. When doing this, click on the symbol just to the right of the Start button.This allows all open windows to be suspended properly, with current data saved.When you startup the next morning, your open programs will still be running in the background. Clicking on your logon will have your right back where you left off. If you see the same symbol with the exclamation mark , click and leave the computer alone, because it will be in the process of installing important updates before shutting down.
Nothing beats a complete "Shut Down" through the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of your Windows screen. Mouse-over to the far right icon, and click on Shut Down in the popup window.All your open programs will be closed properly, data saved, and memory and cache cleared. This is like going to bed at night with nothing on your mind, sleeping soundly, and waking up refreshed in the morning.
Then, when the computer is powered up the next time, it will be operating at its optimum performance levels without being "bogged" down with excessive leftover garbage from previous sessions. It leaves you with a fresh start-up the next time you are ready to use your computer.
To summarize, tapping the Power button most of the time, and allowing the computer to enter sleep mode, is fine. Occasionally, do a complete Shut Down to clear everything out of memory. Your laptop/desktop will thank you...lol.
Open Control Panel, Power Options, set to High Performance, open Change Plan settings, open Change Advanced Power settings, set Sleep and Hibernate to Never, adjust advanced settings to your preference. Always shut down your computer when not in use, it will last longer, If you don't have a UPS, will help protect against power surges.
Looking at your last comment, it looks like you got it working??? Just an heads up, in the future, you might not want to put your laptop into sleep/standy mode while performing an update. If you lose power or have to do a hard shutdown you could corrupt the update and your PC might not boot back up.
you are cold booting the pc always shut down normally when you shut down just useing button it will eventually corrupt the system I have several computers and never shut them off at all unless installing new hardware if you get a keyboard with the specific button just for the sleep mode this problem will clear up but if you shut down normal it will work rite
Nothing beats a complete "Shut Down" through the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of your Windows screen. This allows all open windows to be properly closed, with current data saved, memory and cache cleared. This is like going to bed at night with nothing on your mind, sleeping soundly, and waking up refreshed in the morning. Then, when the computer is powered up the next time, it will be operating at its optimum performance levels without being "bogged" down with excessive leftover garbage from previous sessions. There's nothing wrong with powering your laptop, or desktop, down by clicking the power button and letting it go into standby, sleep, or hibernate mode, much of the time. It leaves you with a quick-startup the next time you are ready to use your computer, and most of your open programs will still be running in the background. Clicking on your logon will have your right back where you last left off.
You can usually find the options for sleep mode in the "Control Panel". When you get to the control panel, find the "Power Options" Icon, and it will open up and allow you to change to hybernate/sleep/monitor shut off times to your needs. I hope this helps