I have a Gateway 500se computer. 2 weeks after I bought it, I shorted out the motherboard trying to fix what I thought was a ram problem. The computer has sat for months awaiting me to getting another computer or something.
Anyway, today I got another motherboard and put it in.
Now when I push the start button it does not start. The fans turn but then stop. I never had any issues with the power button before. Actually the only problem with this computer ever had been the "ram" issue. Anyway, so I have messed with it several times. When I keep pushing the power button it will eventually come on, but that is it. No sounds, nothing on monitor, etc. The power button light does light up. The cd rom does not work, etc. Then I looked more and looks like my hard drive is missing, so I went to turn it off to put another hard drive in (I took it out because I bought a larger one and must of not put the old one back). Anyway, now it will not shut off. I have to pull the plug. So I plugged in my harddrive and tried it again. Same issues.
Anyone have any idea what is going on? I am really getting sick of this computer. I had it for 2 whole weeks before it quit working..
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by computer_idiot, 27 February 2008 - 04:34 PM.