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My old, trusted gateway 831gm won't power up... no nothing. little green light on psu on back is blinking... nothing else.

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Gateway machines are fitted with Bestec power supply's (dreadful things) and usually when the power supply goes it takes the mother board with it.
I live in an area prone to electrical storms and I probably get one Gateway machine a week into my workshop with exactly this problem.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: psu blinking green light, no power

I read all the solutions, followed the manufacturers instructions exactly, replaced the cmos battery and nothing solved the problem (blinking light on PSU after a power failure and no startup at all). I had ascertained that the PSU was intact by disconnecting all the PSU connections to drives and motherboard at which time the PSU LED stopped blinking and was constantly on.
Just before throwing my computer away I decided to follow the instructions listed by "guest" to unplug the power to the motherboard and then with the power supply back on to plug the cables back into the motherboard. No only did sparks not fly, but it started up and ran perfectly! Many thanks to "guest."

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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hi

seems like your ram is bad and also change your vga [graphics card]

kind Regards
RAHUL_hunk

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

Crankstart
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SOURCE: Gateway 831GM Eratic Fan Noise

Hi,

This can be caused by several things:

1. Bad temp sensor
2. Bad voltage, but that will usually cause the whole system to restart
3. Too low maximum temp setting inside the chassis(setting is in bios), often denote as max case temp.

One way to bypass the problem is rig the fan to a molex adapter with a variable voltage molex to 2/3/4pin fan connector and adjust the speed to the maximum quiet setting.

The 831's did run a bit warm so if the case temp setting is set to low it will fluxuate quite a bit. Try adjusting the max case temp up around 50c just to see if that does it, if it does either use the variable voltage dial solution or add a second case fan that's always on, prefferably a low RPM running direct off molex so it will reduce the average temp and therby the need of the monitored case fan to rev up.

Chris
Armor-IT

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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