I have a Gateway MX7340 laptop that is two years old. Windows XP SP2. When I power it up all I get is a black screen and I do not hear any processes running, only the fan. Nothing happens at all. The computer did not come with a start up disc. Any ideas???
I have a gateway laptop and the screen is black. i can hear it when i turn it up as if its going to start up but thats all it does. i can see the lights to let me know that the power works but thats all. i have plugged in another monitor to the laptop and i have tried the fn key and still nothing works.
Thanks I have been trying since Christmas 2010 to get my monitor to come on and nothing helped. I did what you said by taking battery out holding power button. Soon as I put the battery back in I have a screen :) thanks again