Question about Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Power on problem

I have just acquired a Profile 3 that was functioning a few months ago but now will not power on. The green light on the PS brick is on when plugged into the wall but goes out as soon as I plug it into the computer. Has anybody seen this symptom before? I have lots of experience with computers and hardware but am new to this Profile configuration. Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks gatormike

Posted by gator mike on

  • gator mike Jul 12, 2007

    This is not a laptop and therefore requires the brick PS in order to work. The Profile 3 has the motherboard integrated into the module with the display and removeable drives so ther is no way to just bypass the power supply brick. thanks



1 Answer


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Right now it sounds like a short in the pc. try bypassing the ps brick to narrow down the culprit. Marcel

Posted on Jun 27, 2007


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Green power light flashes on and off but no picture or sound.

Sounds like the dreaded power supply is going out, I repaired one 3 months ago with a bad power supply. These units are notorious for power supply failures. Replacement power supplies are available from, or, just to name a few. Personally I would go with, they back their parts up with 6 month warranties. You never know what you are getting on Ebay.

Sep 24, 2011 | Sanyo DP42849 42 in. HDTV

1 Answer

The power light is red and the bulb light is blinking red

OK...Did you replace the lamp with a Sony original? If you did, then carefully check that the door is closed properly.

May 28, 2010 | Sony KDF-E55A20 55 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

I have a xbox console and 3 month ago used to work but now it does not and even it does not start on .i donot know if it is the power cord or what.

Check the colored light on the power brick. It should be orange when the xbox is off and green when it's on. If the light doesn't light up then you have a bad power brick.

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Xbox wont power on past orange brick light

You need to have the 3 red light fix service. We can fix it for you. We are a listed repair service on this site. Here is a link to our 3 red light service.

Dec 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Profile 3 won't power up, green light on power brick blinks when connected, green light steady when disconnect from computer. Is the problem in the power brick or the computer itself? Thank you.

You can daignose if the problem is with power brick or computer itself, by connecting any other electorinc device from power brick. See if the green light continue to blink. Further there is a chart given on the power brick, which indicates which lights should be ON for normal state. You can also try replacing the phuse on power brick, if faulty.

Nov 19, 2009 | Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Plugged it in turned it on nothing av 1,2 ,3 4 nothing


if there Is no light on the power-Brick. Orange/Green.
You could check The Plug fuse ( replace with same Rating 5 Or 13 Amp et,c )
If the power brick remains Orange, Would suggest Motherboard Damaged.

Mike @ compurepair.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

No power when cord is plugged in

A possible short on the power input plug at laptop end

Sep 07, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

1 Answer

Chris 360 issue

Hi Chris,
If it,s just the power brick, it,ll be cheaper to just have a new one shipped to you. out of curiosity have you checked the plug to see if the fuse has Blown ?

Mike @ compurepair.

Apr 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

4 Answers

Power Problem

Try putting the battery back in and start the laptop without the power supply, then, with it running , plug the power supply in and see if the light comes on.

Mar 13, 2008 | HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2278 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1997 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides