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Gateway GT5034 won't power up

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Just got a used Gateway GT5034 today that was bought "as is". I knew buying it that it would not power up. I purchased a new 300 watt power supply for it , installed it and still nothing. My older E-machines had the same problem with a new power supply that lasted all of maybe 6 to 8 hours of use when that power supply failed, installed a new one and it works fine now. So is there something anyone out there can point me towards to look at on this machine? Any help would be appreciated.
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On dead computers i go thru a checklist i made up.

1. Replace memory
2. Replace PS
3.Check all connections( unplug and replug)
(I may try jumping the power pins on the motherboard with a screwdriver here.)
4. Replace CPU ( if possible)
5. Replace motherboard

If all these fail i strip the computer for parts. If i do not have the parts available to test i still strip it out. Any computer older than 3 years old is not worth more than 3 hours of my time fixing before i have exceeded its value.

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a quick check of the motherboard.... look at the capacitors ( small can-like objects ) are any bulging or look like they are leaking? if so you have a dead motherboard
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