Hi, My 4 year old Gateway desktop is on 24/7, then one day I got home and it was off. I tried starting it, but only the on light came on. I tried a new power source, then a another mother board, but still nothing. There is a light on the mother board that illuminates when the computer is plugged in. When I hit the start switch the light comes on but nothing happens, if I press and hold the switch the light goes out after a few moments as it would once the computer would have shut down. I've checked and rechecked the connections, I don't see any obvious problems. Do you have any ideas? My last option is to bring it somewhere because of the expense just to bring it in. Thanks.
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Does the fan come on or just the light?
It sounds like a bad motherboard. Check to see if you have any broken or leaking capacitors. If you aren't familiar with what they look like, they are the cylinder looking objects that stick up all over the motherboard. The …
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