Hello. My brother reccomended me to come to this website because he's gotten help from here in the past.
I have a Gateway M680 Laptop that I've had since 2006. It was good up until earlier this year when I dropped the laptop and the screen messed up. I replaced the screen, but after having to replace the Motherboard due to the LCD connector on the Motherboard broke. I also replaced the LCD cable as well.
The laptop was good until one of the fans started giving me trouble on startup and the laptop wouldn't start. I bought a new fan for it, but then came to realize that the fan connector on the Motherboard was loose and then broke off. It was also giving me a red light next to the battery indicator, so I've replaced that and the charger.
I more or less gave up on it for a few months, but decided to try to fix it up. I bought another Motherboard for it, but now the screen isn't showing anything. The red light is there sometimes, but it went away for now.
It'll start, and run, both fans spin, but the Ram gets extremely hot. The new screen only had maybe two months of use on it, and I replaced the inverter board because that was touchy when I replaced the screen back in March. Everything is hooked up, I've triple checked everything. I just don't know what to do. I've held a light to the screen, I've held in the power button without the battery plugged in.