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Gateway 700XL Power On Failure

I recently tried to upgrade a new Graphics card in my Gateway 700XL. After inserting the card the PC will not power up properly. When the power button is pushed the button stay orange and never turns green. The only way to turn it off is to remove the power plug. I returned to the original configuration same problem. Next I removed the DVD, CD Writer, and diskette drive and removed all the PCI cards. Same problem. The original hardware configuraion is restored to how it was when it last worked. Same problem. It appears the mother board is getting power as there are two LEDS that are on. The power supply appears to be on etc.

Has anyone every come acroos this? Gateway support won't assist unless I open a fee based support call. The Desktop configuration is as follows:

Compaq 700XL on XP Pro with the latest SP and updates
I GB memory
100 GB Disk
16X DVD Player
CD-RW
3.5inch floppy diskette drive
Creative Audigy Sound Card, NetGear WPN311 Wifi card, and modem installed on PCI bus
GeForce Graphic card (AGP)

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A few fried power supplies.

In reply to: Gateway 700XL Power On Failure

You can try measuring all the power supply legs to see if they are in spec but I've run across too many fried supplies as people install new cards but are disregarding the requirements on the PSU.

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New PSU on order

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It appears the mohterboard is getting power. New PSU on order...hope that takes care of it...thanks for your note.

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Which leg of the PSU failed?

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If you measured it and found a dead leg, sharing the failure could point to a probable cause.

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PSU OK, Motherboard Questionalble

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After replacing the PSU, it appears the problem may lay with the motherboard. GO figure. I may scrap the whole project and just get a new desktop, as the mohterboard is an old model and am concerned that the issue may not find a reliable one...At least I was able to move the disk to a very old retired eMachine desktop and was able to recover all my data...

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