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Windows 7: Gateway Desktop Wont turn on?

15 Jan 2011   #1
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 
Gateway Desktop Wont turn on?

Hey guys,

my aunt ask me to fix her gateway gt5232e Desktop computer. Its turning on but nothing is coming through to the monitor, I tested the monitor on 2 computers, wont turn on i think its fried, it has this burnt smell. then i tested the pc, wont turn on too. I tested the videocard on my older desktop and its working fine, the ram i just bought for her a few months ago from. I cant test the ram, cpu since my pc is older. Any sueggestions on what to do?

thanks.


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15 Jan 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For starters you need a new monitor it seems - or temporarily use one from another system. Without monitor there is little you can do. Then you can make RAM tests from the BIOS. The CPU will be OK if anything works.
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15 Jan 2011   #3
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Yes i have a monitor from my computer to test her's on . Sorry i did a bad job explaining, Testing the box on my monitor, and nothing is coming on, took the videocard out and tried it on my pc, it works fine. But im not to sure what to do from here. Its not giving off any beep signals to tell me whats wrong.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Not even a BIOS screen? If that is the case, your motherboard or the PSU do not work.
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15 Jan 2011   #5
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

hmm, how can u know its not cpu or memory? I can always pop the psu from my pc into hers and try, but its powering up though, so i assume the psu is fine.
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15 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it powers up, the PSU should be OK - one would assume at least. There could still be a defective rail. But if the BIOS does not come on, there is little you can do.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Ill try the psu, but if that doesnt work i guess i should just take it to a repair shop to be tested then.
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