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My Gateway is not booting up.

By ronnyi_cr ·
Hi, I'm writing here because I don't know what else to do.

I friend game my a Gateway MP8708 that was asking for a HDD password. I couldn't remove the password from the BIOS so I bought a new HDD to install the OS in.
My problem is that after the POST the system will not give any display.
I tried with an external monitor and same deal. Tested one memory at a time, tried barebones and same deal. The only way I get some kind of activity in the computer is when booting up with the old HDD, after the post I will get a box asking for the HDD password.
Any ideas?
Thanks for your help

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg In reply to My Gateway is not booting ...

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Here you need to take this NB to a Authorized gateway Repair Agent and have them clear the Password. As you got what is effectively a new NB free you can not complain about having to pay to get the Password Removed can you?

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