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Computer Wont Boot UP


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Tanner101

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Hello I have a Gateway GT5028 and it wont boot up. The first three times i hit the power button all lights and fans flare for a few seconds and then it all together shuts down. The next time i try to boot it up all the fans and lights boot up and stay on all though nothing appears on my screen. I thought it could be the video card, which is an dedicated onboard card, but i can hear the monitor connecting and disconnecting when plug and unplugged to the tower. I use the same hard drive and ram in another computer that runs fine, with the "minor" complication of randomly system crashing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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SRX660

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Start with this website, click on each problem as you go along. From what you say you can go to the video section, but it may be that your Power supply is failing. Once i installed a new video card that pulled too much power from the PS and the computer refused to boot . It did the same as your computer is doing. I know you said you have not changed anything, but it is still possible the PS is failing, it just has not completely failed yet.

You can click on other diagnostics pages with the links at the left side of the chart.

http://www.fonerbooks.com/power.htm

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