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Mt3422 display I have a gateway mt3422 laptop and when the system boots the screen is blank, any ideas. Thank you

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  • ilandgurl19 Nov 11, 2008

    my mt3422 would go blank when turned it on too. sometimes i even had to take the battery out while its charging because it wouldnt charge while the battery was in. when i did get it to work it would shut off in the middle of my work. i had a2 yr service plan so brought it back to best buy and they told me it was the harddrive. so they repalced it. thought everything was fine then it kept doing the same thing. brought it back hoping they would give me a new one (wrong). they said it was the motherboard and cpu. they replaced it and it seem to be working fine now.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Same happening here.I have a Gateway MT3422 laptop as well. It was happening on and off for like a week until now i can't turn the thing on at all...Like, somedays it wouldnt turn on like normal, just give me a blank boot screen and sit there. So i'd take out the battery, turn it on again, worked fine. But yesterday, i got the computer to start, but then i checked my email, the screen froze and pixelated, so i took out the batery. Now it wont turn on at all. i push the power button, the lights by the trackpad flicker, then go off [except the CD one, that stays on even though i have no CD in..] and the computer doesnt start. i dont think its a screen problem, becuase i don't hear any start up sounds. but, basically, i have no clue whats wrong with it [and what a shame, its been a great computer till now] please help!

  • zerapk Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem!!! i have an mt3422 laptop, and the screen would sometimes turn on when i turn on the laptop, and sometimes it would not, what is the problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, it powers on but the screen is blank, the screen use to come on once in a while but now nothing, it powers on, the screen is blank and it run's hot.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Same problem system starts up and there is no screen. I turned it off yesterday and it won't come back on today...any ideas??

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Bad motherboard.  A new one is about $300 but it eventually will fail again as I am currently researching this issue and seeing many complaints of this nature.  People have replaced the motherboard many times and came across the same issue.  I am working in one for a friend am going to recommend he junk it.

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I have the same issue, but my daughter figured out how to start it when it does this. Push the power button off and hold it for about 15 seconds, then close the lid. Open the lid and hold the power button down until it starts.

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