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Laptop Not Booting or responding


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#1 Ursikos

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

I have a gateway t-series laptop that will not boot. The battery works fine and the computer turns on (power light comes on and fan spins), but the screen stays completely black. There are some media buttons near the screen that are touch sensitive that should light up when touched, but they don't. I tried resetting the RAM once and that worked as it turned on booted and ran fine, but it quickly over-heated and turned off abruptly. I let it cool and the whole not booting problem came back, and now the resetting-the-RAM trick doesn't work any more. I would appreciate any help as I am starting school soon and need a computer.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:42 AM

I don't own a laptop but I would suggest you address the overheating problem first. Make sure that your computer is very clean inside and the vent and fan slots are also clean. Over heating may have caused damage already. You say the battery works fine. How do you know that? Use the A/C cord without the battery if you can.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:29 AM

Check the AC power adapter.... it may have gone bad.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:57 PM

The AC adapter works fine and i know the battery works because my computer "turns on" with only the battery. I have also cleaned my computer well.




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