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Gateway... | Answered 3 days ago

old gateway , now owned by
the old Gateway in Seattle went BUST.
yours 2012 made, not too old, and is ACER for sure inside.

here is the list of top fails, and cures.
1: remove the big battery and test PC, run ok now, on AC only.
it must even forever.
2: replace the RTC coin cell battery at 7year max old. (its time)
3 ;the HDD is bad. we run HDD tests on it now., in this order

learn that if the RTC bat. goes dead the NVram forgets
and with NVram forgets the BIOS can find the perfect HDD.
that is why ORDER matters. for that reason.

if after replacing any RTC bat. we go in to BIOS and reset BIOS to defaults inside BIOS, then make sure boot order inside BIOS
shows, HDD 0 first. and is not missing, if missing HDD may be dead. HDD can fail in 5 years on cheap laptops. and for sure bumped or dropped.

Gateway... | Answered on May 27, 2019

i need ethernet controller software for compaq(model NO: sr5060il)

Gateway 310S... | Answered on May 20, 2019

"No signal found" is a generic display from a monitor that is not receiving a signal from the input cable. Your tower, however, may or may not be functioning. If you have another source to connect the monitor to (laptop or other PC) you can try that. Most monitors have a "menu" button. You could press that to see if a menu is displayed on the monitor, That will indicate that the monitor is working as a stand-alone. It will also indicate which input source is being used. If the input source is incorrect, then no signal is being received from the incorrect source. As far as the tower is concerned, the are a myriad of causes for no signal to the monitor. It could be unbootable due to a hardware failure at the mainboard level or the power supply. If you hear a single beep then the main board has passed it's diagnostic testing successfully (memory is ok, chips and CPU are ok). If you hear more than a single beep, the main board is having a problem. If a single beep occurs, them most likely it is the graphics controller. any other failure would be displayed on the monitor. If the graphics controller is on the main board, then you will need to install a new graphics card, bypassing the main board's controller. Was this a working system at one time?

Gateway... | Answered on May 17, 2019

you have to determine if this is a codec issue or a dvd rom drive issue try to burn a cd using music files if that works but does not burn movies the you need a replacement dvd rom drive.

Gateway 505GR PC... | Answered on May 08, 2019

you will need software like NERO to burn cd or dvd select the option (burn image to disc) for mp3 cd to play on all cd players or if you try this go to your downloaded file and clik once left then once right clik then you see the option (send to) put cursor on that option then then another menu will come up then select your dvd drive if you cannot play that dvd after its burned you might need either dvd creator software or you might need a dvd player with Divx might already have dvd and cd burning software already on your pc like power producer im sure you'll get it on if you download utorrent first<(FREE) hope this helps be carefull of viruses on pirate bay

Gateway... | Answered on May 08, 2019

please check if it is dvd writer or dvd rom only, as on roms you cannot burn dvd...

Gateway... | Answered on May 06, 2019

go to comtrol panel and change the settings in the power saving control options... everything wi be fixed without any big problem

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

only from gateway DUH

Gateway... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

You can do it however you will need to do it via the control panel.

Try: > Wi-Fi > Unselect the tick box under Wi-Fi Radio Enabled


Gateway... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019

It's either a bad cord or a bad power supply connector.
Most PC power cords are the same and interchangeable.
Also check the connector on the power supply when you unplug it from the computer.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 30, 2019

First thing if you are using a HDMI or a Display port, try changing to a DVI or VGA. A lot of times it is the cable or the first boot setting in BIOS.

Gateway GT5228... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

I am sorry but it sounds like she got scammed.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

20 bucks if you don't have the ticket. Hey tell them my comment was helpful :D

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

Some times Driver updates are not always good! Try going into the computer management and rolling back the drivers to at least 2 before. You can get there by opening any explorer window and left clicking on the "This PC" then selecting "manager". There you will find the driver tab.
If that doesn't help then uninstall all Nvidia software, go to the same management, uninstall the card its self. Reboot and let Microsoft do its thing.

Gateway P-7807u... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

Change the power cord before giving up on it. If changing the power cord doesn't work then, yes its probably something wrong with the monitor and being over 9 years old is OLD. New monitors are dirt cheap right now.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

The cable leading from the source to the the monitor has given up this is usually the problem and is the most likely culprit. OR The Input setting has changed there is generally a button that changes the source near the power button or a menu button that allows you to change source.

Gateway FPD2275W... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019

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