Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Gateway LT401Ou Black Screen


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 TheEyeman

TheEyeman

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:24 AM

Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

Hello guys, I've been having problems with my W7 Gateway Notebook. Sometimes when I turn it on it gets a black screen after the Gateway logo appears and sometimes the logo doesn't even appears, its all black since the start. The computer light indicator is still on but I can't see anything at the screen. At the beginning it wasn't that bad, but now it happens every time. I use this computer for my college stuff, I'd gladly take a help frown.gif 


Edited by TheEyeman, 06 May 2014 - 10:20 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,176 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:07:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

Welcome,

Do you have access to a monitor? Connect it to the laptop and see if you can see anything.

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#3 TheEyeman

TheEyeman
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

I'm trying but now the Netbook doesn't even turn on :( 

I connected the charger and the charger light indicator doesn't appear



#4 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,176 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:07:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:01 PM

Hi,

Sounds like the power supply is gone. Hope it's still under warranty

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#5 TheEyeman

TheEyeman
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

What a bummer, Yesterday is was turning on :( How can a Power Supply die?



#6 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,176 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:07:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:50 PM

Hi,

Turning it on can kill it. A faulty component that fails can kill it. There are lots of ways that a power supply can die. Our machines, like us, don't last forever.


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#7 TheEyeman

TheEyeman
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:24 AM

Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:15 PM

Oh well thanks :/ How can I confirm that is the power supply? And is it expensive?



#8 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,176 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:07:24 AM

Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:19 AM

Hi,

If it won't start on AC, with the battery or with the battery out and the AC plugged in the power supply is my best guess.

No guess on cost of repair. If it's an older model a new one might be cheaper. Your call


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#9 TheEyeman

TheEyeman
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:24 AM

Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

Hi,

If it won't start on AC, with the battery or with the battery out and the AC plugged in the power supply is my best guess.

No guess on cost of repair. If it's an older model a new one might be cheaper. Your call

So it can't be the charger then :/ .  Thanks man, you're the only one here that tried to help me.



#10 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,176 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:07:24 AM

Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

Hi,

It could be. But with a chaarged battery and the power cord unplugged you would be able to operate, at least for a short time until the battery ran down. When there's nothing using AC or battery or AC and battery then it may be the next step up - the internat power supply/power distribution module. 

You are welcome, that's why we're here. til you need us again,

Stay well and surf safe


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users