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I have a Gateway CX210X and I can't get it to boot up properly. Sometimes I get the splash screen, sometimes it even goes so far as to show my desktop, but eventually it is just black. Sometimes I don't even get the splash screen. I even did a restore, but still having this issue. I searched the forums and found a few topics about this issue, but never saw any responses to those posts. Any ideas on what I can do to save my computer???
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Same thing in Safe Mode?
Did you try monitor with another working computer?
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It's a laptop....and now it seems to work ok....I think it may have overheated...can that affect the monitor on a laptop?
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Overheating may affect video chip, and that will surely have an effect on your display.
How do you know, it was overheating?
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I don't know...I am assuming, since the unit itself was so hot! And the fact that once I let it sit and totally come to room temperature it worked again :)
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Get a can of compressed air, and clean well all vents.
Try to elevate the laptop, so it has some air flow underneath.
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Yeah, I have done all that...this laptop just runs hot!! Will have to look into replacing it soon :)
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I'm sorry to hear it :)
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