I have the exact same situation here. My friends Gateway that he purchased a year and 2 weeks ago (1 year warranty), from Best Buy, has the exact same motherboard with the exact same problem. No display, POST, beeps, nothing. At first I thought it might be a faulty BIOS but Gateway support thinks it's the motherboard. They gave me the phone number for eMachines parts and they quoted me $150.00 U.S plus $60.00!!! shipping to Canada. I've have scoured the internet to its end and cannot find a thing. The funny thing is that when he was shopping for a PC last year he asked me to build him one but every configuration I came up with, without going to Semprons and cheaper RAM, was about 2 to $300 dollars more than his budget, so I found this on sale and suggested be buy it. I'll never do that again. Now he's faced with replacing the board with and ATX (939 even) which will also need a new case, fan and video card, not to mention how funny his DVD/CD drives will look coming out of that tailored Gateway case.
I guess the question is, would you order the same low quality board for $210.00 and possible duty charges or, would you salvage what you can from the Gateway (processor, RAM, drives) and rebuild using a good quality brand MOBO; add case, CPU fan, power supply and video card, for around $300.00 or better? If it was my chioce, I would go with the salvage/rebuild.
By the way, his loss is my gain because without it I may have not stumbled across this site. Glad to be a new member and look forward to chatting with more of you.
Edited by mrbreeeeze, 14 January 2008 - 04:07 PM.