Solved my computer lights up on start up then shuts its self down.

December 4, 2014 at 23:54:04
It is a gateway model # w730-k8x is there a reset??? When I push power button the power button lights up and it sounds like it trying to come on then light goes off never seeing anything on screen what can I check or is there some kind of reset

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December 5, 2014 at 00:09:07
Ok so are you getting any error or simply it shuts down ??

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December 5, 2014 at 23:40:06
Battery and charger OK?

Even if it has a restore partition or you have the installation disks, that's not going to fix it because it's not getting far enough to boot up.

It's an older laptop and probably would cost more to fix than it's worth. If it's something you want to keep check places like ebay for working used ones. If you get one there you can just swap the hard drive out of your non-working one.

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December 6, 2014 at 05:51:25
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It sounds like the battery is dead and the power cord it not working (which is why it is dead). To test this, remove the battery and plug it in, if it starts then the battery has a shorted cell and needs to be replaced. If it does not start at all, then the power cord is dead and needs to be replaced. The clue was that it began to start up but did not have enough juice to complete the start, this is because a run down battery always has some juice in it but not much.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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