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gateway power on but screen stay black

power light come on but the screen stay black

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Does the pc give a series of beeps when you turn it on? If so how many beeps?


no it does not beep


Yes 2 beep when powered up


Gateway lap top computer is on but the screen is black.


Yes it comes on! The screen just stays black


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Take the memory out. Mine did the same thing.

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3 possiblities:

1-bad ram module

2-remove ALL power supply to unit. Battery, power cord. Push and hold power button for 60 seconds. Try it now.

3-bad inverter board or backlight bulb.

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One way or t'other, it did work. Thanks.


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try adding a new os it may just need a new os no garentees that it will work

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I added the ibm t43 hdd to my gateway laptop and it worked like normal


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“Blank/Black Screen” on a Gateway Laptop
Ridiculous problem.

Simple fix.

This works 90% of the time.
Turn on Laptop. The tiny blue light means it’s on.

Top left corner of the keyboard.

The button next to “Esc”.

Labeled “LCD” - Better known as “F1”.

Press it.

All good?

I hope it was that simple.
I also hope someone at Gateway does the company a favor and removes that button.

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Ron Hill will be eternally grateful.
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