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Gateway GT5430 power issues


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#1 tpm

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:20 PM

Hello

My daughters computer, a Gateway GT5430 will not startup. Nothing at all, not even the power button indicator light. I took out the power supply and tested it with a paperclip. It DID work in the test. What else can it be??  She said it was running very slow and when I opened the case it was pretty covered in dust

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

Sounds like the motherboard is the issue, can you elaborate on how you tested the power supply with a paper clip? If you happen to have another power supply (maybe another computer?) that you could try then you could see which one is at fault.


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:39 PM

Thanks for replying

I removed the power supply and put the paperclip in a U putting one end in the green wire on the motherboard connector  ( #14) while putting the other end into the black wire. Doing so I got a good spin on the fan, seemed to be working OK


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