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I have a Gateway w340ua the other day i shut it down properly and todat it will not boot up at all nothing on screen but the dvd rom light comes on ?

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Attach a external monitor and reboot -- if it comes up then the LCD on\015\012the laptop may be broken / damaged. This is where I would start.

let me know what happens after that.

if still no picture it could mean a bad video card and might need replaced.

Looks like a bad video card/chip or motherboard.
Experts only!!!
\015\012Try this:\015\012
  1. Power OFF the computer
  2. \015\012
  3. Remove the battery
  4. \015\012
  5. Unplug AC
  6. \015\012
  7. Remove the RAM
  8. \015\012
  9. Remove the CMOS battery
  10. \015\012
  11. Press and hold Power ON button for 30 secs. at least
  12. \015\012
  13. Put back the RAM and the CMOS battery
  14. \015\012
  15. Put back the battery
  16. \015\012
  17. Plug back AC
  18. \015\012
  19. Power ON as normal

\015\012If that does not help, remove the hard drive and just boot into BIOS setup.

Make sure you did not leave a cd in the drive. Is this a desk top? If so check the power supply. After that it not good you may have a bad motherboard. Gateway mother boards are cheaply made and do not have a long lasting life
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