Gateway LX6810 Desktop turns on but will not boot up

April 22, 2014 at 08:36:03
Specs: Windows 7
When turned on I get 1 beep and the Gateway logo appears on the screen. That's it. The fan is running.

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#1
April 22, 2014 at 13:23:33
From what I can see RAM is a likely culprit. Start by removing the RAM and cleaning the edge connectors with a soft pencil eraser. Then pop the sticks in and out a few times to ensure there is no oxide on their sockets. See if that helps.

If not try one stick at a time in first position to see if you can diagnose a RAM issue. There are also RAM tests available:
http://www.memtest86.com/
You will obviously have to create the disk on another computer, and on yours ensure that the disk drive is first to boot (BIOS setting).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
April 22, 2014 at 22:45:35
How long do you let it sit there before shutting it off? Can you hit TAB or ESC (should be one of those keys) to display the diagnostic screen? If so, what is the last thing it shows there? Do any error messages pop up?

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#3
April 24, 2014 at 12:36:20
Derek. Will try this shortly. My laptop is infected. Working on that.

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#4
April 24, 2014 at 12:38:50
Daveincaps - I tried leaving it on for awhile and also turning off immediately. No difference. tab nor esc did anything. Tried these before.

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#5
April 24, 2014 at 20:36:01
It's probably locking up before you press the keys but you might try getting into bios setup--probably the F2 key--and see if it goes.

Here's a similar thread involving the same model:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Unfortunately that was not resolved.


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