I have a Gateway MX7525 with the specs as follows; Athlon 64 4000+ 2.6ghz, ATI Radeon X600, 1GB RAM, and a 100GB HD.
This is the first time I have had any major problems with the laptop.
I was listening to music on it and everything appeared to be working just fine. Then it locked up on me completely. No blue screen or restart it was just frozen. I didn't think anything of it at the time so I just shut it off and set it aside for a while.
The next time I went to use it I couldn't get it to post.
When I power it on this is what happens.
Screen doesn't turn on, dvd drive spins up, and 10 seconds after I pressed the power button it turns itself off. Another 3 seconds and it turns itself back on, then about 7 seconds later it turns itself off again.
I have tried booting it up with and without the battery and with and without it being plugged in. Made no difference.
I'm thinking some sort of hardware failure happened but I'm not sure exactly what and if there would be anything I could do to fix it.
Earlier I did some quick searches on google and found a suggestion to try unplugging the monitor from the mobo and using an external display.
So I tried it but it was still showing the same behavior.
Any suggestions I can get would be great thanks for your time.