Gateway laptop won't boot

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Lonzman Posts 1 Registration date Saturday December 22, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 22, 2012 - Dec 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM
kinghood Posts 3 Registration date Saturday December 22, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 22, 2012 - Dec 22, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Hello,
I have a gateway sa1 laptop about 4 years old, never had a problem until recently.
When I turn it on, the fan comes on & runs, it checks the dvd drive & then nothing.
It doesn't have a cursor or anything on the screen, the hard drive indicator does not come on, it just sits there & runs but you can't do anything. I have tried all the resetting tricks I have seen on this forum, I have tried putting a cd in the drive (it does nothing), I can't find my restore disc. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks



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kinghood Posts 3 Registration date Saturday December 22, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 22, 2012 6
Dec 22, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Welcome,

Remove the residual power from the computer and check if it works.

To remove residual power, disconnect the power cable and battery from the computer. Press and hold the power button down for 20 seconds. Connect only power cable to the computer and check if it boots
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