Using the site is easy and fun. Hello, I'm messing with a friends laptop that won't boot. I had to push mine in place. Thanks Can you give some background? It looks like the computer works after a long time but then does the same thing again. You turn on your Gateway computer and it wont boot. Edit: as I answered you here I pushed the power button and the fan started for about a second, then it died, nothing else came on, the ac power charge indicator went off and i had to unplug it and replug the cord back in to get it the charging indicator light.
I got it home and plugged it in. I am not sure about any reset buttons on the bottom of the machines but I will look. While looking at the motherboard with the battery and power adapter connected I short circuited the board and what do you know it booted up Hi there, I'm new here to and posted a problem with my sons laptop a short while ago but got to read your posting. Hope this helps, good luck. Don't laugh, I have done it.
Certainly could be the power supply. You will see a great number of solutions and possible problems. When the laptops are plugged in there isn't any lights anywhere on the keyboard lighting up. If I take out the battery and try to use the cord it shows no lights or life. The keyboard and mouse work during boot. So I took out the power supply and disconnected it from everything. This is how the system could automatically hibernate when the screen was closed.
Pull the battery, and have it plugged into the wall. If it detects that the screen has not been opened, it won't power up. I looked over the components and they look fine. If I find out more I will pass it on. It needs a minimal charge on the battery to power. Anyway, I replaced it, put it all back together and only had two tiny screws left over. Sorry for the long explanation.
This led me to believe that it was the power button and it was. The modle number for my computer in case anyone needs it is. So I lucked out there but couple months down the road it did the same thing and I am stuck with the same problem again. My laptop screen pulls back to about 135 degrees. Once I fixed it by rebooting up to 15 times before it worked holding down power button, forcing shutdown Another time i got it to work by fully opening screen as much as possible with extra pressure and holding it like that while i pressed power button could be coincidence.
You might bring it to a local geek and let them do it for you. Just assuming you need another power supply is a big jump. If the computer turns on, turn off the computer and remove the battery. The power supply is very small in the Gateway and the spares I have won't fit. There's a connector for the keyboard there that wou wouldn't want to break. A few days ago my laptop would display would not come on, the laptop is several years old.
I wrapped it for 50 minutes just because that was the quickest i could get to it. Make sure it is in place and connecting. Power led is on, battery led is on, P and volume buttons work, fan spins, but screen is black. I've been having this same problem. If you have more than one ram board inserted you could try removing all but one and then trying each individually and in each of the slot sets. A few questions: How long should I leave just the vents blocked after it starts up? Mine is a little more complex tho.
When I pushed the power button nothing happened - no light, no nothing. I have a couple around here but they won't fit. . Be sure to buy an externally powered case or cable if you need one. This can eliminate an electrical surge stored up in the motherboard. Based on my experience with similar problems, the most basic thing to do would be to start by disconnecting all the power lead-ins to all the devices and also the ribbon cables to the drives.
This usually solves the problem. Then shut down the laptop. Then you can connect things back one at a time to see which device is causing the problem. Any instruction beyond this could be wrong as there are some thousand cases. I turn it off every night before sleeping and when ever i'm done with it. Also, try the Fn key, cycling this key may make a display work whereas it would not before.
I got it back only to find out that after turning it on nothing happens. Carlos, Perhaps try these attempts: 1. An easy way to test if you are confident this is to bypass the switch, un-plug the switch from the MoBo and on the two pins, very carefully, touch both pins shorting them together with a paper clip or something small and metal, your machines should boot up if the switches are bad. Holding down the power button for 30 seconds. In this case, somewhere was a loose connection which was sending confusing signals into the system out of harmony with the power supply. Press power button and let the laptop boot. This is the 2nd and the last gateway, Acer, whatever they call themselves now laptop I will buy from them.