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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:45 PM
Edited by dwsracing, 08 May 2012 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:13 PM
No blue screen. It will do the samething in safe mode. I have tried to do diagnostic, will shut down during it.I just plugged in the power cord, battery in, hit power button. os did load, then after a minute, OFF. Did notice the power light of course goes out. Did not touch anything and no lights would light up. I then moved the power plug some and the light did light up. will power up and repeat. I did test power cord, but don't have a spare to try.
I've a few ideas.
Does it Blue screen and reboot...at boot up tap F8 repeatedly to get to Advanced options screen and click on Disable auto restart on system failure to see if you get a BSOD.
Does it act the same in safe mode?
As I recall Gateway has a diagnostic partition.
I think press F12 or F10 should see it at bottom of gateway screen.
Get to diagnostic screen and run all the diagnostics.
It sounds like a imminent hard drive or Motherboard failure
Edited by dwsracing, 08 May 2012 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:16 PM
Edited by coxchris, 08 May 2012 - 10:22 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:36 PM
It won't work with out the battery installed, I will go to a repair shop asap. Will be out of town but will keep you informed. Thanks big time for the input.
Does it Pass POST. Do you hear One beep (normal) or many beeps
Try to eliminate the battery Please remove the battery from your laptop and go on AC power and try to boot it.
If boot is successful, Please let it sit for five or 10 min if it shut down less than that amount please let us know.
if after a hour or two you notices that its normal then you have a battery issue
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:05 PM
Edited by abauw, 20 May 2012 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:38 PM
I tried to but it shut down right away. But not familiar with bios and may have not did things correct. Tried again and it did a memory test and stayed on threw the whole test. It restarted, did f2 and has been on for some time now.
Do you know how to enter BIOS Setup?
If yes, please go to BIOS Setup and go to sleep for a couple and see does your laptop shutdown or it will still on
If it's shutdown, turn on your laptop and go to BIOS Setup and find Hardware Monitor or something like that and watch your Processor Temperature, if it have autoshutdown function please disable it as your Mainboard have that too so leave it to Mainboard to take care not your BIOS
If in BIOS that autoshutdown set at 600 C then BIOS will shut down your laptop if your Processor reach 600 C, so please disable it and try to use your laptop in heavy use does your Laptop still get shutdown or not
Edited by dwsracing, 20 May 2012 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:21 AM
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:18 PM
Great, I will look into this asap and post back, Thanks
I have four things in mind, one or more which might be happening:
1. BIOS may have gone corrupt
I recommend to upgrade your BIOS
2. RAM Problem
Check with different sticks to see if it remains on.
3. Hard Drive
Try listening to the sound of the hard drive when it shuts down. If it screeches and shuts down, there may be a problem.
If your computer shuts down and before the next run it has to be cooled down, then you have overheating. Either some fan is not working or your computer does not have proper ventilation.
When I had this problem, the BIOS had become corrupt due to voltage fluctuations. My solution was to get a new power supply and a BIOS upgrade.
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