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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yammii, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. Yammii

    Yammii Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    My daughters' computer (a 3-yr old Gateway 704GE) doesn't start. The computer was fine early yesterday when my girls tell me that all of a sudden it shut down. When I tried rebooting it - it does not power up. When trying to power it up I can hear the fan running rather loud, the red light of the optical mouse, lights on and shuts off right away, the keyboard light stays on and both CD drives green light turn on, however, the monitor stays in standby mode. Nothing else happens...

    I am wondering if this can be a power supply issue, or the worst case scenario - the motherboard... :(

    Please advice! Thank you...
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Power supply is my first suspect. Test it.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Heck you can even just bring it to just about any computer hardware store. They can likely replace it for not much more than the tester.

    And if it is not the power supply, you will find that out.
     
  4. gamerbyron

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    Agreed, power supply should be an issue.
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    e-e-e-w-w-w-, a power supply for not more than a tester? e-e-e-w-w-w- :rolleyes:
     
  6. gamerbyron

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    lol, I think she needs to buy a new power supply, Alex. Whats your plan?
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Glad I never said that.

    But hey why wait and spend any more money. Just get it fixed.
     
  8. Alex Ethridge

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    I used to use cheap power supplies. A lot of computer anguish evaporated when I started using better ones. A tester can be had for about $20 with shipping, a good one. I don't think I would trust a $20 power supply.

    The ones I'm using now are $70 and up.

    No offense intended; I was just making a funny about a cheap power supply.
     
  9. Bob Cerelli

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    Glad I didn't recommend a cheap power supply either.

    Just recommended getting it replaced.
     
  10. Yammii

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    Thank you all very much... :)
     
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