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Gateway 886 won't power up.

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February 10, 2010 3:38:05 PM

replaced power supply unit. pc still won't start.
any way to bypass power button ot to test to see if the power button is the fault?

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February 10, 2010 6:01:19 PM

Safest way, swap case power switch with reset switch. Then try to boot with reset switch. Otherwise, pull the 2 pin header of the power switch from the motherboard and use a small screwdriver to momentarily short the two pins.
February 10, 2010 10:19:11 PM

jsc said:
Safest way, swap case power switch with reset switch. Then try to boot with reset switch. Otherwise, pull the 2 pin header of the power switch from the motherboard and use a small screwdriver to momentarily short the two pins.

February 10, 2010 10:22:53 PM

thanks for the quick reply !! :wahoo: 


is a reset switch something that I can buy at staples or bestbuy ?


the power to the mother board is a 20 pin -- i read about jumping across 2 pins to test power unit; is this what you mean ?

trying to help an older neighbot who only uses pc a few times a year
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