Having problems with your Gateway MX3228 Notebook ?

I have a Gateway MX 3228 laptop that does nothing. I can hear a slight sound from the area of the hard drive when I turn it on. The battery is supplying some power as the button light illuminates when the computer is turned on. Although it doesn't really turn on. Has anyone had this type of problem before? Could it be the memory, hard drive, power supply? thanks, P. S.


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If you get no display at all, it could be failed memory.\015\012
\015\012Find and open the memory slot, remove and reinstall whatever memory module you find and retry it.\015\012
\015\012Many systems I've seen will do absolutely nothing if memory is faulty; they do not give any POST beeps, displays or start to read from the hard drive.\015\012
\015\012The hard drive will spin up when power is applied but will not start their own self-test or look for the boot sector if bad memory is in play.\015\012
\015\012Good luck-
This was exactly the case for mine. The mouse started acting funny then all of a sudden black screen, no boot. It was the memory. These are picky on the type that they use. mine had Kingston KVR533D2SO/1GR (1gb)
replaced with same, good as new.
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