They had me take out the battery and unplug the ac adapter. Check the out put at the barrel connector. These laptops are just about a year old. It should measure around 19volts. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program. Chances are that both your adapter and the battery could be damaged. In some situations this can be caused by an external device or an electrical problem.
Once installed, there was visual on screen for about half hour. I am having the same problem you were. The xx should be a number from 0 to 255 all xx same number. There is a faint image on the screen and occasionally, on Start Up the screen will flicker full color with a pink hue then go dark again. Incidentally - how olde is this laptop; and did it come with other than windows -7 originally? If the system is truly unrecoverable as is - then there is one other option to pursue if wishing to stay with your elderly Gateway and Vista ; but let's not go there just now.
Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised. No I don't have Avast on my computer, I took it into a computer tech today, he played around with it while I was there and couldn't figure it out, he said it is showing I have my network drivers but they just weren't working. I am pretty mechanically inclined started taking apart my radio and atari in grade school and junior high and for years worked in the electronics industry. If per chance you have Avast installed and were to temporarily disable its on-line protection it might help. If the computer turns on, turn off the computer and remove the battery. Try each step in turn and see if one of them resolves it for you. Following on from your second new post.
Although I suspect it will require a little more local input to check out what's amiss with your Gateway. If you go the Device Manager, can you see anything next to the Network adapters icon - as in a yellow! Extending the screen back resets the mechanism and it should turn on. The guide was spot on; except for a small point. It was only purple for a couple of moments and turnned blue. Start separating the screen bezel from the display cover. I have tested the ac adapter and it is fine.
If you have the driver, maybe try uninstalling it, and reinstall. While looking at the motherboard with the battery and power adapter connected I short circuited the board and what do you know it booted up Hi there, I'm new here to and posted a problem with my sons laptop a short while ago but got to read your posting. Just put in replacement lcd… laptop powers up… but nothing on lcd… screen is black… no faint image… nothing… any suggestions? Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. He will call me back as soon as he clears her all off and starts again. If possible configure the Firewall correctly, or totally uninstall it to allow clean flow of local network traffic. This issue seems to be one that has plagued a few windows-7 users.
The reset adapter routine may resolve it all. Do you hear a small clicking sound when tryin to boot your system? Do not yet reconnect the external devices, they should stay disconnected. And I am a little inclined to that position too. This link will tell you how to get to Device Manager: Post back with model number of your Gateway; and also what you find when you are in Device Manager area as above. The hinge cover has been removed.
To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer! I have 2 Gateway laptops that have the same problem. If the battery status indicator does not light up, remove the battery pack and let it return to room temperature. Love your website…excellent directions and super good info. When using this configuration the Adapter goes to sleep when not in use, and can be waked up when there is network traffic. Is there anything else I can try? It still shows color to it, like a solid blue, or lines of pink going through it.
Yes, the laptop can be used with an external monitor. They told me that if it didn't start after that then the motherboard was bad. I was just using my laptop last night. Not tried this myself but saw it mentioned in another furom and lots said it worked for them. Remove all six screws found under the covers. This would be a total erasure of the current system; a reformat etc. Well anyway now it is working except the date keeps going back to 2007 and I bought it in 2009, get that one.
Next my buddy suggested that I find the bootup battery and replace it. I have a new Screen in the mail, should arrive soon. Anyway, I replaced it, put it all back together and only had two tiny screws left over. Merry Christmas to you and yours. In any case, she can't take the computer back to the store, as it was a gift from her mother and her mother lives quite a bit away. I then checked the original ac adapter also.
Also did either computer recently go through a power surge? Either way data safety is always paramount - which is why copied elsewhere first. Can you use the laptop with video on the external monitor? Do not reconnect the power adapter. With all of the above in mind. Run the program A user guide is available here post a screen shot of the program running. Description is the card manufacturing data. Since it appears that the motherboard is bad they advised me that all Gateway parts can be ordered from their Gateway parts supplier.