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FIC KTBC51G Gateway 5088 Motherboard

I can't seem to get the connections right. when ever I power it up the monitor goes down and all I get is the HDD light and the fans work. my post card shows 50. I have replaced the PSU the Ram the CPU and the mobo.

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, only the fan and HD power up, its like the MB is not receiving power, system will not boot at all, not even to bios

  • bigtk Jan 18, 2008

    no its not ok, i have no idea whats wrong and i dont wanna start throwing parts at it hoping i find the defective part eventually

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    Have the same problem monitor reads no signal as if mother board is not working. Built in video card. Is this the board?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    I have the same fricking problem. My video kept going out, just turning black and saying no signal. Now it doesn't even boot up anymore. I've been trying to find what went wrong. Tried calling Gateway, they wanted to charge me to find out. Went to Best Buy to get a diagnostic done for $60.00. "We don't know what the problem is." Yay, great, $60 down the drain for nothing.

    Then by some miracle, it worked again. Don't know how or why, but it did. Then I moved my computer desk to another spot. The PC hasn't booted up since the move. I don't know if the power supply affects the motherboard at all, I never changed anything, but that's the impression that I get.

    So now my options are to pay $200.00 for a new motherboard to replace this piece of ****, or buy a new tower for $500.00 and strip this POS of it's hard drive and RAM.

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    mb get no power

  • towmater143 Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same issue. then i put a video card in the pci slot then it worked for about 3 weeks. and all the sudden the pice of **** took a dump and does not wan to show anything on the screen anymore.

  • pintu_song Oct 24, 2008

    i have same pc and it wont detect any video card on PCI- Express slot.

    so Hopefully i get any solution



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I am having basically the same type of problem.....most of my video blanking occurs during my playing WOW online. I have replaced the onboard video with another video board but still having problem. My computer has also had the problem of not booting up too. On inspection of the motherboard I noticed that some of the capacitors on the board around the power input section have started puffing up on top....becoming rounded instead of being flat. This is a classic symptom that occurred on another MB that Gateway had in another model some years ago. This causes the MB to not boot and depending on which capacitors go bad, can cause any number of symptoms. my opinion the solution is to replace MB.

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First I went to safemode removed the onboard nvidia driver then rebooted then went to bios. Had the same issue with the pci express until I went to the bios there was a video memory allocation up to 128m. I totally disabled that feature then F10 to save and then rebooted an the pci express card took fine. I like the Ati card I bought from newegg worked fantastic no more lock up or stall. I think Nvidia is always trying to do bleeding edge technology which can make their stuff unstable. I'm not saying they are a poor company they just try to hard.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008


I am having the SAME problem with my computer and am in the process of having the motherboard replaced. What a crock on this nice, expensive computer. I hope that'll work too.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Check this out guys. I've determined the problem to be bad solder of the onboard GPU on this motherboard. What I've done to bring these things back to life in the past is pretty simple. Pull the board out of the case, and flex it a little bit. NOT SO MUCH THAT YOU BREAK IT (like you have anything to lose anyway) but enough so that you should hear some faint crackling sounds. Put the board back into the system and power it up. Once booted immediately go into the BIOS and turn off the onboard video. Save your settings and power off the system. Install whatever video card you want to use.

I've used a heat gun on all the boards since I found the problem. If you are familiar with the XBox 360 RROD (red ring of death) then you know what I mean. The idea is to heat up the board enough to HOPEFULLY get the solder melted back into place. You hit the board with a heat gun for a good 15 to 20 minutes, swaying the gun back and fourth, covering the entier underside of the board. Try not to stop for any extended periods of time in one spot.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

Have same problem.

Fixed the solution by adding a PCI video card, but problem reaccured after reboot.

Have tried several things including reseting CMOS, changing PCI slots, complete power down.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

Have tried bus card for PCI-express 16x, card unresponsive, No POST beeps, even when RAM removed. Suspect board is DOA. Net research reveals is COMMON problem and Gateway is incredibly unresponsive, especially when they price their Media Center PC's at close to $2k, and only put a one year warranty on them.

Give up - Start shopping for microBTX Socket 939 boards. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Try to replace the video card or insert another video adapter into your comp.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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    Hi a good day..!

    --How's you PC doing now, it is all ok?

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