If the generic reset and a new CMOS battery does not help, when I read http://www.cnet.com/laptops/gateway-id49c07u/4505-3121_7-34121937.html I see a value machine that is going to cost more to fix than a replacement.
Hey, everyone. This is my first post on here. I have a Gateway ID49c07u with Intel Core i3-350M processor. A couple of months ago, when I turned it off, and turned it back on, I had this problem.
Power button pressed-Backlight for monitor comes on at approx 5 seconds,nothing displayed on screen.
Approx 25-27 seconds after power button is pressed and backlight comes on, the backlight turns back off, and back on, almost like restarting itself, and repeats the process, except this time, again nothing is displayed and it doesn't restart itself again. I personally thought it was the processor beings it is actually a GPU, instead of just a CPU, so I got another one of the same kind, and still nothing. I have also tested my HDD and it works as well. Any clues, or ideas what this might be and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.