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Gateway ID49c07u no graphics, restarting itself

by botard89 / September 19, 2013 10:28 AM PDT

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.

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I'd move on fast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 19, 2013 10:51 AM PDT
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I disagree.
by botard89 / September 20, 2013 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd move on fast.

I understand what you mean, and I don't mean to be gruff in any way, but I disagree. Depending on the problem, if a part could be replaced at a lower cost than buying the same laptop, then you have saved money, and fixed the problem. Either way I'm still in the same boat. Plus for me it's easier to buy parts than to invest a lump sum in a "new" laptop.

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Over in the CNET Laptop Troubleshooting forum
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2013 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: I disagree.

We cover what parts there are. There are not many and as it stands you seem to want it to be a cheap part.

Keep in mind, the motherboard is a "part." Ask around at the usual service counters about board repair. It's no longer done.

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Gateway issue
by pauly1651 / September 20, 2013 12:28 PM PDT

Sounds to me like you got a lemon laptop.
Return it for a refund, and go with a different brand.

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