Gateway ml6703 wont turn on

By chriss4365 ยท 6 replies
Sep 13, 2008
  1. I have a problem with my laptop. It was working fine and then i turned it off like normal. Later when i went to turn it on it wouldnt start. The blue light indicating power wasnt even on. I even tried it with the battery but it doesnt work and the battery has a full charge. I think maybe the motherboard died what could it be? Why would it break from turning off and sitting their?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Try this (actually I've typed this in the past many times, on older threads, I should really copy it and then just paste it in when these threads come up, as they always do :rolleyes: )

    Remove the Power cord and Battery
    Hold in the ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
    Plug in the power cord only
    Turn it on
    Did it work?
    If so, you can now shutdown normally, and re-insert the battery, and then continue on as per normal.

  3. chriss4365

    chriss4365 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    laptop wont turn on

    Gateway told me to try that and it didnt work the computer is in its case and unplugged.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    There is an extension to the above, that you can try as well

    Remove all the power again, and disperse the Voltage again (as per above)
    Then locate the Ram cover underneath the Laptop and remove it, then remove the Ram Card(s) fully
    Blow out any dust, and then re-insert the Ram card(s) securely
    Then locate the HardDrive screw and remove that and pull out the HardDrive fully
    Then push the HardDrive back in, confirming it is seated correctly again
    Then put the battery in (only) this time
    Then turn it on

    Still the same?
    If so, this is where it gets a little hard!
    You will need to dismantle the laptop (keyboard off at first)
    Remove any internal dust, or check for anything loose (like a screw) inside
    Disconnect/reconnect any internal connection you find
    Then try with the power cord in (not the battery any longer) and hopefully it works

    Still the same?
    You may need to go deeper, and refit the CPU (they have a locking handle)
    And possibly even remove the Mobo fully from the case
    Then BenchTest, with an external Monitor plugged in

    Still the same?
    Hmm. It does look as though, that it's a faulty Mobo
    You might want to put if fully back together, and have someone do the same as you've done (just in case) and let them have it for a few days to hopefully find the cause.

    Still the same?
    Sell for parts, or start buying parts yourself (ie CPU or Mobo)
  5. chriss4365

    chriss4365 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How much could i sell it for i dont know what works but all the stuff besides the motherboard is worth atleast $300?
  6. chriss4365

    chriss4365 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The motherboard did have some corosion on it too could that be it?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Corrosion on top of the caps is not a good sign
    Yes it sounds as though it is the Motherboard

    How much to sell?
    Maybe go to a computer tech and trade it in for an updated model
    I don't want to get into tha area, of money and what to do (once all the tech stuff is complete)
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