My gateway 450 ROG does not always boot up, it comes on but the screen gives you nothing! When it does comes up it runs all the way to regular windows starts up and then freezes! Does anyone know why this would happen?
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Re: gateway 450 ROG screen does not show or freezes
The only easy check I can suggest is on the memory. Flip your notebook so that the bottom is facing up. Locate a small panel (with 1 or 2 screws) roughly 3X3in. Inside would be 1 or 2 memory strips held in place by 2 retaining clips, one on each side. Moving the clips slightly away from the memory would free the memory strip and partially spring up. It can now be easily removed. With a pencil eraser, clean/rub on the little gold contacts at the bottom. The slot where they mate with their holder could also be cleaned with an old toothbrush.
If the above does not correct the errors, then perhaps you are better off seeking the services of a qualified professional since the unit may have to be opened up and diagnosis performed on its various components.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
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Drivers for the 450 ROG are on the mpcdrivers.com website. the link is here: http://www.mpcdrivers.com/apps/filelistc20a.html?ID=19095 Many service manuals are available for Gateway units on the mpcdrivers.com website, Just contact the webmaster at [email protected]
at the the top of webpage hit arrow on page in tool bar then you can change text sizes or zoom in and out.
let me know if that helps
also have you gone into device manager and update your display driver
if this does'nt help i can give another solution
then it sounds to me as if the interface cable/connector is loose or damaged for the video feed to monitor screen itself might try to check or have some one to ,it could be bad monitor also but i would ck interface first ,also a couple of other things to try is reload drivers from hp and see if makes a difference , also the video output board could crapped
be sure to circle through possible screen. use FN key + a key with a screen symbol on your keyboard (or check your doc) to switch from main screen to external monitor and back. sometime some techies use external monitor for pc final test and forgot to restore configuration to laptop screen. At restart XP is expecting the last used monitor and nothing shows on laptop screen. try also connecting any external monitor to vga plug. let me know if is fixing
If it's still under warranty, it's definitely worth repairing. If not, get them to quote for the repair they say it needs before agreeing to it. If their quote is anything close to the current price, I would say it's not worth it.