Solved Gateway desktop with XP still won't boot with new battery

February 8, 2013 at 18:10:40
Specs: Windows XP
The computer - Gateway desktop FX530B - makes no sound totally silent. Do I have another prob? Started with computer not starting up and had to unpllug and try again. It started. Then had to change clock thought the battery needed changed. Changed battery it won't start. Do I need a new power supply? My computer was built in 2007 150gig harddrive and (I think) 2 gig memory. I recently had to reload origianl software because of crash. (I was working on sound problem)

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February 10, 2013 at 09:46:16
DOCUMENTATION
For detailed information about using your Gateway computer, see the online User Guide or printed Reference Guide. To access the online user guide, click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway Documentation.
Or,
read the manual, probably in your Gateway CD.
Or,
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manual...


#1
February 8, 2013 at 18:30:36
Can you see the + on the top of the battery when it is fitted.
http://i.imgur.com/5XLq1NQ.gif

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#2
February 9, 2013 at 09:18:17
yes battery is in correctly Any other ideas?

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#3
February 9, 2013 at 11:30:59
Go into the bios & load Setup Defaults.

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#4
February 10, 2013 at 05:29:11
computer still will not come on. some fans come on ,but not the fan on the power supply. I may need a new power supple. when I do get the computer how do I get into BIOS?

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#5
February 10, 2013 at 05:38:24
with the mains disconnected +new button cell placed in-situ, hold-in the power on switch for about 40 sec's or so.

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#6
February 10, 2013 at 09:46:16
✔ Best Answer
DOCUMENTATION
For detailed information about using your Gateway computer, see the online User Guide or printed Reference Guide. To access the online user guide, click Start, All Programs, then click Gateway Documentation.
Or,
read the manual, probably in your Gateway CD.
Or,
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manual...

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#7
February 10, 2013 at 09:47:14
"some fans come on ,but not the fan on the power supply"

Should be obvious what the problem is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#8
February 10, 2013 at 10:57:45
.....Sometimes when a power supply goes the fan will stop working causing it to get warmer than it likes. If you unplugged it from the back of the unit and plugged it back in and it fired up, usually means the capacitors in the power supply are holding the charge, sticking closed instead of "releasing" , unplugging allows them to release again and it works when you try it. As others suggest, all roads seem to indicate the power supply. When you first power up the computer and the bios screen should be the first screen and at the bottom somewhere it will tell what F key, sometimes F2, F10 on others the "delete" key on some, so have a look, and set it to the defaults as suggested if it does not power up properly when you try another power supply.

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#9
February 10, 2013 at 23:45:46
Does the power supply have a 115/230 voltage switch? If so, make sure it's in the correct position. DON'T GUESS. And don't switch it with the power cord connected.

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#10
February 12, 2013 at 11:49:34
Hi Vickie, I would forget the bios and concentrate on starting the pc first.

The psu fan not operating is suspicious.

With the pc disconnected from the mains, I would start by opening it up and blowing out any muck with a hairdryer set to cold and maximum blast. Use a long thin soft brush to assist.

Especially blow through the psu. Probably I would remove and open the psu itself before blowing through.

The above is worth a try. If it works, you do not have to find another psu for testing.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#11
February 13, 2013 at 08:08:40
several things are obuiovs

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#12
February 13, 2013 at 08:10:28
thank you tried it no go I need to get a new power supply

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#13
February 13, 2013 at 08:12:26
thank you for your help I am ordering a new power supply. I do know how to get into bios. If my new power supply doen not fix my computer I'll be back

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#14
February 13, 2013 at 08:14:57
thank you I orderd a new power supply Hope that is my problem. And yes the way to get into BIOS on my computer is f2.

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