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Old 04-28-2012, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Gateway NV54 no boot part 2

I have a similar problem to the thread posted here Gateway NV54 No boot

But the last reply by The Wizard is
I bypassed the p SW with a small screw driver and WALA the power is on.
Problem solved
Need a new SW
That's great, but I have one question. What is a p SW ?
How do I find it?
I have a service manual PDF for the NV54 / MS2273

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Default Re: Gateway NV54 no boot part 2

PSW: Power Switch. It's the 2 pins on your front panel that route to the front of your case when you power it on. In the manual, it should say what two pins are for that.

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gateway NV54 no boot part 2

ah thanks.

I found where the power switch connects to the motherboard under the Keyboard, but it was an effort to work out how to remove the keyboard cover (tip: the manual is confusing, pry the cover near the hinge and not between the keyboard as pictured).

Computer screen still stayed blank but I eventually worked out that my RAM was causing the problem, no beeps so it was hard to tell what was going wrong. Put in working RAM and it booted fine.

While I was searching for the NV54 service manual I came across a few posts which claimed there was no service manual - but there is one on the Gateway site if you search hard enough.

here is a link to it
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