Having problems with your Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop ?

Gateway Gt 5220 computer powers on but will not boot

\015 Good evening folks,To start off, i have a Gateway Gt 5220 Machine with a stockNVIDIA GeForce 6150 AM2 uBTX 1394 Motherboard(the specifications are here: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009151/1009151sp3.shtml)In a nutshell, whats happening is that the computer turns on however nothing shows up on the screen. The fans would spin but nothing happens beyond that. I have to rule out the motherboard and CPU as every once in awhile, i would be able to actually get the computer to boot at least once, but after turning it off and attempting to restart it, it would resume the behavior that i have mentioned earlier. I have to rule out the power supply because at the time of this writing, i have a new power supply installed in the computer and it is still exhibiting the same behavior. I even took the liberty of running just the motherboard with the CPU and it would refuse to boot. Again, the computer would successfully boot every once in awhile but after turning it off and attempting to restart it, it would just simply refuse to reboot.I spent weeks nonstop researching this problem online and trying to figure out why its behaving the way that it is behaving but to no avail. I cannot figure out exactly why the computer would successfuly boot and then not boot on the next try but fifty retries later, the computer would boot again and so on. So my question is, would anyone have any idea what would cause this and if so, what would be the best way to deal with the problem?If anyone needs more information to help formulate a solution, please feel free to ask. Thank you very much!\015

Answers :

I have the same system and have had this same problem 3 times! It is the motherboard. My system was under warranty and extended warranty in 2 of the cases. The motherboard was replaced both times and that did fix the problem. At this time, I am contemplated wheather to fix it a third time or buy a new system as I believe the problem is in the design.
It's either the video card, memory, or motherboard.

I had the same problem with one of my desktop's. It ended up being the motherboard. Had to turn the computer on and off, on and off until eventually it would power on.

I'd start with reseating the memory and video card. Is your video onboard?

Let me know what happens and I'll keep throwing ideas your way.

Best of luck!
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