Hey, I've got a Gateway Mx8738 laptop that won't boot up at all. Not even to bios. I press the power button and the Led on the power button comes on, and the HDD light comes on for about 5 seconds, then nothing happens. The CD/DVD drive works fine, and I can hear a fan on the inside whirring and it gets hot. But other than that nothing happens. I tried and external monitor, and I've tried removing the battery and power supply and trying them alone. Still nothing. Any ideas? Thanks.
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What happens when power supply and battery are inserted separately ? It could be the onboard video is fried, unless you have dedicated video. Have you tried the switch display Function button ?
Thanks for the reply, it wound up being a stick of ram that was apparently fried.