Gateway compuer...power wont turn on

By kalisungrl18 ·
I have a gateway computer and just recently when i try to turn on the blue light doesnt come on and nothing comes up on the monitor...but i can hear the fans and cd disk running.
Any ideas whats going on???

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It's prolly just your monitor.

by jonathan_gibbons In reply to Gateway compuer...power w ...

Is the Blue LED on the Monitor?

If you can hear your computer starting, but you're monitor LED doesn't come on, it's prolly your monitor.

You should have 2 cables coming out of your monitor, one going to the wall socket and one going to your computer. Try taking out both and putting them back in again, at both ends of each cable, then try the power button again on the monitor.

If there is no LEDs at all on the monitor when the monitor power button is pressed, try a different power cable (swap it with your computer) and a different wall socket (again try the one from your computer) and see if this resolves it.

If you still have no LEDs on the monitor - you will probably need a new one.

If the LED is on your computer and the above stuff doesn't work, then it might end up being a dead motherboard. Mail gateway to double check 'cause there's more you can do to properly find the fault, but it's the most likely suspect.

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