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September 21, 2004 8:14:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Greetings,
My solo 2500 decided today not to recognize the hard drive. I reseated it
and
had the same experience. Replaced the drive with a known good drive and it
did
the same thing. When I tried to have the bios auto discover the drive it
would hang.
Still, no joy. Called gateway support. They had no ideas other than
sending it in
for repair at $300 plus tax. Thinking maybe the bios was screwy, I
downloaded
and flashed the current bios for the unit (got it from gateway for my exact
machine).
Now the machine will automatically shutdown after a couple of minutes.

Any ideas ? Any good inexpensive repair places ?


thanks,
Darryl

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Anonymous
September 21, 2004 10:21:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Try reseating the memory modules and CPU.



"Darryl" <darryl@osborne-ind.com> wrote in message
news:y7ydnQVkUbsdBM3cRVn-sQ@news.ruraltel.net...
> Greetings,
> My solo 2500 decided today not to recognize the hard drive. I reseated
it
> and
> had the same experience. Replaced the drive with a known good drive and
it
> did
> the same thing. When I tried to have the bios auto discover the drive it
> would hang.
> Still, no joy. Called gateway support. They had no ideas other than
> sending it in
> for repair at $300 plus tax. Thinking maybe the bios was screwy, I
> downloaded
> and flashed the current bios for the unit (got it from gateway for my
exact
> machine).
> Now the machine will automatically shutdown after a couple of minutes.
>
> Any ideas ? Any good inexpensive repair places ?
>
>
> thanks,
> Darryl
>
>
September 22, 2004 7:40:58 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

that didn't help at all.
thanks for the suggestion though.

-Darryl

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.com> wrote in message
news:2rbnq0F18t138U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Try reseating the memory modules and CPU.
>
>
>
> "Darryl" <darryl@osborne-ind.com> wrote in message
> news:y7ydnQVkUbsdBM3cRVn-sQ@news.ruraltel.net...
> > Greetings,
> > My solo 2500 decided today not to recognize the hard drive. I reseated
> it
> > and
> > had the same experience. Replaced the drive with a known good drive and
> it
> > did
> > the same thing. When I tried to have the bios auto discover the drive
it
> > would hang.
> > Still, no joy. Called gateway support. They had no ideas other than
> > sending it in
> > for repair at $300 plus tax. Thinking maybe the bios was screwy, I
> > downloaded
> > and flashed the current bios for the unit (got it from gateway for my
> exact
> > machine).
> > Now the machine will automatically shutdown after a couple of minutes.
> >
> > Any ideas ? Any good inexpensive repair places ?
> >
> >
> > thanks,
> > Darryl
> >
> >
>
>
!