Your name or email address: Purchased as-is and had a dead battery when received. Ask a question and give support. You must log in or sign up to reply here. You should of just tested to see if some level of the LCD was experiencing issues via using an external monitor. Gateway laptop sx4 Jan 2,

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So it must be ventilated while in use. Join the community here. This machine has ventilation at the bottom. Any help would be appreciated because this guy 450xx4 waiting for his laptop and all I’ve done so far is make it worse.

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No signal to an external monitor would likely imply a defective system board or video card. Join the community hereit only takes a minute. Your name or email address: About this product Product Identifiers Brand.

Gateway Laptop won’t turn on Apr 3, The contacts are pretty big, though, so i think i could solder it back onto 450×4 board.

When the laptop came to me, the fans would start and you could hear the computer running, but the screen would stay completely black when you turned it on. I would use a “cold solder” instant-on unit.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. In an attempt to replace the cmos battery, I broke the socket for the battery off of the motherboard.

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Replace what you can Yes, my password is: Why should you pay for a system board that needed to be replaced regardless? If a memory module has gone bad, it may have the symptoms you describe. See details for description of any imperfections.


The motherboard seldom fails. Gaeway best route for you to take now, is to replace the system board.

Gateway Laptop Docking Stations for Gateway. Now, the computer doesn’t respond to pushing the power button at all, except for a slight change in pitch of the sound the power board makes as you hold the power button down. You should of just tested to vixeo if some level of the LCD was experiencing issues via using an external monitor.

Ask a gatewag and give support. Gateway SX4 won’t see Hard drive Feb 20, Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. These reviews are too generic, when you purchase old junk you expect to get old junk.