Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:36 PM
My one and a half year old gateway, wont power up after shutting it down or closing lid. The power light comes on, and the battery light will come on. The fan kicks on and the cd drive spins, but it doesnt fully power up, and nothing on the screen. I took it to a shop and they told me the power jack was bad ( i didnt think so since the light would come on when plugged in, and all the same thing happened weather power cord or battery). After that, they said it was a bad motherboard. They couldnt get it to power up the whole time they had it (a week). I have had it home, and after a few hours of power on power off, it came on. (i am typing this on the computer in question). Now that it is on, I am afraid of turning it off. I have it on a cooling pad, but the charger is getting hot. Is there any tests i can run now that it is on to try to figure this out?