Gateway Power Supplie went bad?

By Digman ยท 4 replies
Jul 9, 2006
  1. I have an Gateway 500 CTO with a mother board Intel (El Paso) Motherboard - 1.5-GHz and power supplies 160-Watt Power
    One day when i went to turn it on it would not boot up.
    There is a light on the power supplies box but does not light up.
    The light on the front pannel comes on and so does the light on the mother board. The fan on the power supplie does not work.
    If the power supplied went would it take down the mother board on this kind of Gateway computer?
    Thanks for the help.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    possibility. You can pick up a power supply for around $30-40 that's twice the size. (or just go to a computer salvage store.)
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    Yes, if the power supply's power circuitry is cheap, it could damage the motherboard.
    If you're lucky, the motherboard is undamaged.
    You can get a good PSU for that machine from $25, from a respectable manufacturer like FSP group.
  4. Digman

    Digman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gateway up and running.

    Thanks for the help. I bought a new PSU and it is up and running.
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,831   +8

    I'm glad for you :)

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