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Computer won't turn on.

My mother's computer will not turn on. The power button has an orange light (like in standby mode) but nothing happens when you push it, move the mouse or tap the keyboard. The monitor is on but does not get a signal from the computer. I've checked all the connections and nothing has been unplugged. The only way to turn the computer off is with a switch on the back of the tower. It turns on with the power button in the front but the light stays orange and nothing appears on the monitor. It is a Gateway desktop, I do not know the model (sorry) and the operating system is WIndows ME.

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  • jeloroc Aug 19, 2008

    No I have not tried that. Thank you. I will visit my mother tomorrow and I will let you know how it went.

  • jeloroc Aug 22, 2008

    ok i thought i posted a response here 2 days ago but i dont see it...so here we go again!

    i tried your suggestion and it didn't work. with the case open though i could hear that the drive motor was working. also i made a mistake in my initial description, the computer can be turned off with the front power button.

    Thanks.




  • girthwoodman Nov 13, 2008

    arrgggg!!!!!!!! welp i have a similar problem,..my gf's pc,..when ya turn it on you can here things run,..but no keyboard,..mouse or monitor,..sOooo,..i took it apart cleaned it with air,..and changed the power supply,..it worked! then the next day it crapped out again,...so this time i flashed the bios(took the battery out and put it back in),..then it worked,..so i shut it off and ,..welp it crapped out again same thing,..so0 i changed the battery and it worked!then it crapped out again,.. then i REFORMATED and it worked!!! so i turned it off and back on a few times then in crapped out again this is driving me nuts allready!!!!so im beggining to think its ether the proccessor or the motherboard,...and she would leave this thing on for days and weeks at a time so im guessing its the motherboard,..but i dont wont to rip this thing apart and rebuild the whold dam thing!!!!! anyone have a fore sure answer out there?????

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Hello!
I have a Gateway 500GR and was experiencing all sorts of shut downs, no boots, fans run but no blue power button light and black monitor etc. Plugged in and unplugged this and that, it was driving me nuts! Finally this worked for me. Running Windows 7 Ultimate. Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Change when the computer sleeps/Change advanced power settings. I set HDD turn off after to NEVER. Monitor turn off after to NEVER. I did this about 5 days ago and PC has been running flawlessly since! No more troubles whatsoever. I hope this helps someone else!! Good Luck!

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Have u tried to unplug the power cord and open up the case aand unplug the power supply from the motherboard and then pressing the power button then plug the powersupply back into the motherboard and pluging in the computer and see what happens please keep me posted so i can help you more if needed ok best regards mike

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    Michael Thomas Aug 19, 2008

    ook thankyou regardcs mike

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    Michael Thomas Aug 23, 2008

    hey just wanted to know the power supply is working right

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    Michael Thomas Aug 29, 2008

    ok it looks like you are going to do a process of elimination ok first try to unplug the powercords from the harddrive and the cd rom and mark them and then try to boot and see if it will come up. also the power supply is working right

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