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Gateway Problems


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We run a gateway, were told the motherboard is gone, anyone know how to replace it, Have access to several other systems. How to you kno if parts can be swapped, and how do you do it. Thanks
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I forgot ot mention that the tech guy said if we found a motherboard, took our info we wanted off the old one, he could reinstall it on the new one. If you have no access to view monitor due to dark screen, how the heck do you get your info? It's sad to be so DUH!!!! It sounds so matter of fact, but duh, if you can't see it how do you do it?

edit: merged topics - admin

Edited by admin, 20 January 2004 - 12:38 PM.

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Hi Deb, welcome to Geeks To Go! :D

Let's start with the model number of your Gateway. It's doubtful you can swap the motherboard from another system, but if you provide some details (Make, Model#) we'll check it out. :D

We'll assist in transfering data from your old system when we get to that point. <_<
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edit: To avoid confusion -- please post replies in the original topic. - admin

Thanks for the speedy reply. Our tower says LPMINITOWER model#GP6-450. have access to LP MINI TOwer Model#G6-350. These were used in an office, may be bigger than ours. Theres also the possibility of several more coming up tp to system upgrades.

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Gateway doesn't seem to have much info on their site regarding these older systems. You may have more luck entering your serial numbers here, and look at the motherboard specs. Or, send the serial numbers to us in a personal message.
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hi
here is the info on your gateway g6-450 its the most I can find on it Click Here
Like admin said if we can get the system up and running we can help you get your info. off the other hard drive thats in the gateway G6-450. here is the info. on the gateway G6-350 Click Here
I'm looking in to this to see if the parts can be changed out to one other.
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Edited by tazz1964, 20 January 2004 - 04:09 PM.

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Good News... Looking at the link provided by Tazz (thanks!) it looks like you should be able to swap these motherboards. They both use the Intel B440BX chipset. This was an extremely popular chipset, and easy to upgrade. Usually a new CPU is detected automatically (but it depends on your BIOS). It would be a good idea to download and install the latest BIOS from Gateway before removing the motherboard.

The only difference I notice between these motherboards is the onboard graphics. The G6-450 had 16MB of memory, while the G6-350 only had 8MB. Don't plan on playing any games, or running at high resolutions unless you install a different video card. <_<

Bad News... Swapping motherboards does require a decent knowledge of computer components (identification), and there are bound to be a couple snags along the way. If you think you're up to the challenge, I can direct you to a couple sites that may help. :D
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