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CPU will not boot

By mr2020
Aug 2, 2009
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  1. I have a Gateway GM5478. It started going to sleep every time it was on. The last time I had it on I was watching a video. All at once it went off and the monitor said entering power save mode. Now it will not come on at all . When I pushn the power button, the fan will come on for about a second. The power button light is also on , but that is the onle life it has. Could this be a bad motherboard?
  2. rwc1969

    rwc1969 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    is the monitor on? Try switching the monitor on and off.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Maybe a bad PSU or a bad motherboard. Try replacing the power supply and check. Else it's the mobo.
  4. mr2020

    mr2020 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    we tried another power suppley. no change
  5. rwc1969

    rwc1969 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    is the fan running? maybe you just need a new fan.
  6. singh8922

    singh8922 TS Rookie

    chech your ram
  7. singh8922

    singh8922 TS Rookie

    check your ram, put it out from ram slot and clean it
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