My Gateway GT5058 won't boot up .
Everything was fairly fine...then a couple of times the screen became completely scrambled and the computer froze...I rebooted, and everything came back.
3rd time, nothing came back. The computer revs up, the orange light lights up, then goes out, no signal to the monitor, no beeps.
So I've been surfing around trying to find out what the problem may be. Could be the video on the motherboard is bad, so I bought a video card...no good. Tried pulling the memory and testing one by one...no good.
I've seen a number of posts about the Foxconn C51U01G motherboard being known to fail, and expensive to replace. Over $200, hardly seems worth it.
There's a place on Ebay that will attempt to fix the motherboard for $60.
Is it most likely the motherboard?
Any thoughts or help greatly appreciated.