Another Gateway with a dead screen?!
My Gateway (WinXP home, P4 2ghz, 1.5ram, 80gb hd, etc) likes to die on occasion too. Screen is just black/blank. I move the mouse or hit a key, nothing. The computer is running while this is happening. I have to hit the power button on the computer to shut it down then restart. The first time less than a year ago Gateway had me install 2 new power supplies (they sent 2 - the first one was dead). Warrantied then. That seemed to do the trick. Now it's doing it again. Sometimes it goes to chkdsk on reboot. I got a message during this that it was checking a disk. Vol serial number 4OD8-96A5, etc. I'm unable to find any info about this. Is this referring to the hard drive(I'm assuming)? Perhaps the power supply is not sufficient and needs to be replaced with a higher rated one? I happen to have a new spare 80gb HD laying around. Think this would help to replace the original which is 5 & 1/2 years old? No obvious HD symptoms such as noise. Perhaps it's my spouses poison fingers :-)?!
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