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We were given a Gateway EL500S computer to use for our kids. We set everything up. We did try to install an ethernet card. When we turned it on, nothing happened. The light comes on the ''on'' button but no fan, no sounds, nothing. We removed the card and the same result. I also unplugged and plugged in again the power supply without success. What do you think is wrong and where is the best place for parts? Thanks.


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When you say no fan you mean the cpu fan or the case fan. the cpu fan is on top the cpu. make sure that at least this starts. if it does not start then shut down your pc immediately as it can burn the cpu.
\015\012it could be lots of reasons, but make sure that you have connected the power supply cables correctly to the motherboard. probably the motherboard may have a small led. check if that lights up. it means that power gets to the motherboard.
\015\012i would advice to find someone that has more knowledge.
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