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Windows 7: Gateway EC1440U netbook wont boot red light

07 Aug 2014   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Gateway EC1440U netbook wont boot red light

hi, if I'm posting this under the wrong area please let me know what the correct area is.
My gateway ec1440u won't boot. all that comes on is a red light on the power button it self. and when I turn it on nothing happens I know the details are vague but I just want to make sure I'm even posting this under the right area.
Thank you

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07 Aug 2014   #2


Try removing battery and a/c adapter, hold power button 30 seconds, plug back in charger to see if it will start. If not plug back in battery. Are there any signs of life at all - fan noise, LED lights, etc?

If this fails, carefully remove the RAM sticks after doing the above steps again with no power to PC. YOu may be able to google your exact model + RAM upgrade video to see how RAM is accessed and removed. Then power up without RAM to see if you get beeps. If so then the mobo is alive and wants RAM. If not its likely a bad mobo.

If PC is less than a year old its still under factory warranty.
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