This machine has ventilation at the bottom. If a memory module has gone bad, it may have the symptoms you describe. It came to you with a component in its death throes Ratings and Reviews Write a review. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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Anyway, pull everything back apart slowly, disassemble it to the exact level that you disassembled it before. Should work if you are skilled at soldering.

TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Dell Alienware 17 R5 The motherboard seldom fails.

In an attempt to replace the cmos battery, I broke the socket for the vidro off of the motherboard. It’s reassuring that you said motherboard failures are rare in these machines because that would be the most expensive and that is what I was worried about.

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Taking into considering the fact that a large portion of the internal components are integrated within the motherboard, if any of them fail, consider that system board failure and it’ll probably need to be replaced. Now, the computer doesn’t respond to pushing the power button at all, except for a slight change in pitch of the sound the power board makes as you hold the power button down.


HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop Gateway SX4 SX4 1 product rating 5. Any help would be appreciated because this guy is waiting for his laptop and all I’ve done so far is make it worse.

See details for description of any imperfections. On a laptop, it’s not so rare at all.

Lenovo – AST When the laptop came to me, the fans would start and you could hear the computer running, but the screen would stay completely black when you turned it on. This machine has ventilation at the bottom. Would that be safe to do and if so any tips to prevent damage to the motherboard??

If a memory module has gone bad, it may have the symptoms you describe. Be careful when splitting the case. No, create an account now.

Gateway 450sx4 laptop wont turn on

You should of just tested to see if some level of the LCD was experiencing issues via using an external monitor. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Purchased as-is and had a dead battery when received. Join the community hereit only takes a minute.


So it must be ventilated while in use. No signal to an external monitor would likely imply a defective system board or video card. Gateway laptop sx4 Jan 2, Sounds like perhaps something isn’t connected properly.

Yes, my password is: CPU fan commonly fails, but is inexpensive to replace. They don’t occupy an expansion slot as they commonly do with desktops. The lowest-priced item that has vidso used or worn previously. Works for my application. That would of been the case despite your error if there was one.

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