I'm "attempting" to fix a Gateway GT4010 for a relative, and need some help w/ this one.
The Specs can be viewed at Direct link to it on Gateways Website
Doesn't list this or seem clear but it has..
1 250 GB Hard drive
It is stock, Nothing has ever been changed unless i said so here
The problem occurring is, it will turn on the fans and I will hear the HD clicking to boot but the power LED does not come on and no video.
Now at first I thought well maybe the PSU died. So I threw a ThermalTake 650W PSU inside. Booted up as soon as i flipped the switch on the PSU. Booted up into Vista just fine. Then i decided What the heck lets try a reboot make sure its fixed. No dice. Same problem happened again.
I then turned it off by flipping the PSU switch, then turned it back on No go, But I realize that It's booting up without me even touching the Power button, and it always waited for me every other time i fixed it. So I decide well maybe it isnt giving the PSU a chance to boot, So i hold on the power button on the case and it shuts off fine. Wait 5 minutes hit the button again and Woot right back into Vista. Tried a reboot again.. The problem occurs again.
Then I decided ill unplug everything besides CPU and motherboard, No go. I realize its very dusty and I then take the motherboard out while I'm cleaning all the dust out and try it without the case, still a no go. Huh. Well maybe a wire in the connections broke and has something to do with it, So I tried it without it, Nope. Since then I have not been able to get it to boot.
Now the motherboard does have a speaker on it, yet I haven't heard a beep yet..
I should also add i tried leaving it on for about 10 minutes, but the heatsink on the CPU only seemed Lukewarm but, it was a very small difference if any.
I'm thinking CPU but seeing as i don't have one that fits that socket I'm kind of weary about going out and spending money on this (especially if I'm not sure if I'll be reimbursed
Just seems strange it booted up a few times without a problem and how it turns on by itself now.
Anyone got an idea? or what i should try next?
Thanks in advanced <3