12-06-2008 11:51 AM
I own a Gateway that I purchased from best buy last year and still seem to have the same trouble powering it up. It seems that I have to hold the power button for 7 seconds for it to power up and power down, then immediately after it powers down i need to hold the power button till it turns blue and let go to keep power. This only works if it is a cold power down... If the power goes out or i shut down the computer I have to wait until it si completely cool for this to even work, otherwise only the fan activates.
I have found however that if (when warm) i hold the power button down and unplug it while trying to power up, i then plug it in while holding the power button and it will turn on and hold power....not all the time though.
So should I change the power box unit or do i have another problem?
12-12-2008 04:18 PM