Need HELP Gateway MX7118

February 5, 2011 at 10:29:31
Specs: Gateway MX7118, 787MHz/448MB
I am still searching for problem with MX7118 laptop. When my friend brought it to Best Buy they said it needed a Mobo. The laptop would light up the blue power button for 10 seconds, go off for 5 seconds, light up again for 10 seconds, then just shut down. There was no display of anything on the screen. I replaced the Mobo with a "new" board. The system started up and ran fine for about five hours. Then the screen went to a "wallpaper" looking picture, vertical lines that were light and dark blue stripes. Then came the BSOD after I restarted it. Then the power on/off thing happened again. So I put the old Mobo back in and the system started up and ran good for about two hours and then BSOD and back to the power on/off thing again! Now I am back to the new Mobo installed and just getting power on/off thing again!! Does anyone know what is going on here?? I have searched and searched and get no support. Could use some good Gateway tech(s) to let me know whats up.

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#1
September 3, 2011 at 11:49:03
After listening to Best Buy "Lame Techs", it in fact was not the motherboard. Just a burned up processor because Gateway sent it out with 512 MB memory when it should have had 1GB minimum. If you have this problem get a used processor on Ebay and try it.

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#2
September 4, 2011 at 21:42:31
From what I have heard they are lame.
If you are using Windows7 then 1GB is minimum but 2 is really needed, if you are using XP then 500MG is minimum bit 1GB is really needed BUT that would have nothing to do with damaging a CPU. In fact just about the only way to damage a CPU these days is to overvolt them. This would mean an incorrect BIOS setting or a runaway power supply. Since the new motherboard would have had a new BIOS that was not tampered with (unless you are overclocking and not doing it correctly) plus the fact that original Gateway motherboards would not have the voltage adjustable, it was not BIOS settings. This means that either your old CPU is still good and your problems will return, or your power supply is bad and you may still have trouble again. You can send the CPU back to the factory or Gateway and they can test it for you, if it went bad they can verify this and why (too much voltage is definitely detectible by the factory) and may be warrantied if bad for other reasons.

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


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#3
September 5, 2011 at 14:39:44
Now" you are so smart.had noting 6 months ago

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#4
September 5, 2011 at 18:33:51
6 months ago I was not monitoring the general hardware forum, I have been monitoring the CPU/Overclocking Forum and the Windows 7 Forum for a few years and the XP forum before that for a while. But I do not understand why you did not get any reply at all back then (I did not realize the post began back in February when I answered you).

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


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