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Gateway will not power on


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#1 golfnut64

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:10 PM

I have an old Gateway FLEXATXSTC BRO 300S It was working fine & i went thru a normal shut down , but now when pressing the start button nothing happends. Is there a fuse or something else that could cause this Please help :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:43 PM

If no fans spin up then it's probably the power supply. I'm not familiar with Gateway, but I know this is an old unit and it probably takes an older AT style power supply and might even be proprietary to Gateway
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:42 PM

If no fans spin up then it's probably the power supply. I'm not familiar with Gateway, but I know this is an old unit and it probably takes an older AT style power supply and might even be proprietary to Gateway


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I would say from the name it is a FlexATX setup. This means it would use an ATX powersupply.

That being said, there is an easy way to see if your power supply is dead. Unfortunately, since it I can't tell if it is a proprietary variant of an ATX psu, so I won't share it for fear of you shocking yourself.

There is something else to look for. BAD CAPACITORS. Computers from this time period were PLAGUED with horrribllee capacitors. A good website to see some examples is badcaps.net. Now that being said, in your case these could be the problem or a symptom of them going bad in the power supply AS WELL as on the motherboard.

Edited by PedroDaGr8, 26 November 2008 - 01:45 PM.





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