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Old 09-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dads computer is having issues. When he reboots it freezes and wont restart the light comes up orange. If he shuts it down and waits less then 4 mins to start it backup it will also show a orange light and wont start. My thought is it may be a bad hardrive or maybe motherboard. I am completly off? Its a Gateway its kind old not sure the exact model if needed let me know. THanks guys

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So the computer will not turn on at all? An orange light is a sign of a bad motherboard. Open the case and take a look inside. Do any fans spin? Is the powersupply getting a green light when you plug it in?

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Old 09-05-2006, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You may also want to check your may not be giving enough power to keep everything running this causing your hdd to slip and freeze up
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep check all the fans...esp psu and cpu..
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check the motherboard, a beatle managed to climb into my friends computer and fry teh motherboard, dont ask me how.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol thats kind of funny Whiteyyyyy

My guess is that is a bad motherboard as STATus said


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