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Older gateway

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June 8, 2012 7:47:44 PM

hey all,

I have an older Gateway computer sitting in my attic that I wanted to fix as a hobby. I bought it in 2004, and one day while I was reading some email, it just turned off. I used that as an excuse to upgrade hah at the time.

The light comes on the mobo so I'm assuming it is getting juice from the power supply, however I get nothing from it. No fans, nothing. I tried to short the pins getting to the power button but no luck. I removed the RAM and still nothing. Possibly a power supply problem? Is the mobo just fried? Maybe the CPU?

Again this is just a hobby, but it woudl be fun to have it back to working order again. Thanks for any help!

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a c 103 V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
June 8, 2012 7:53:09 PM

Welcome to the forum! I would start your troubleshooting with the PSU. If you can get your hands on a digital multimeter, test the PSU, otherwise, see if you can just simply swap in a known working PSU to see if the computer will power up.

a b V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
June 8, 2012 7:54:02 PM

Try another psu.
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June 8, 2012 8:01:44 PM

what model is it?
June 8, 2012 8:16:15 PM

model number 710 circa 2004.
July 6, 2012 11:22:57 PM

i recently moved and haven't had much time to tinker with this. i appreciate all the feedback i got thus far.

so i tried three different power supplies one of which was new in box so i don't think that's the issue :) 

again, i get a green light on the mobo when juice is flowing, but nothing else. no fans no beeps. any ideas to help a hobbyist here? thanks fellas!

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a c 103 V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 3:14:05 AM

Sounds like the mobo is bad.
July 19, 2012 11:59:57 PM

Best answer selected by ganklin.
a c 328 V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2012 4:43:22 AM

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