The green power LED comes on with either battery or the external power cable.
But the LED that shows hard drive activity does not come on. The fan actually ran for some time.
A guy from Gateway tech support assured me that my hard disk was bad. I bought a new one but still no joy. I think that was rather premature. I would expect the computer to at least load BIOS from ROM/ RAM and then if it cant access the HDD, give an error that it could not find my operating system etc.
I'll appreicate some help on this Please.