Having problems with your Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop ?

Turns on, then shuts down before anything shows on monitor

\015 The computer shuts down almost as soon as it starts up. Then it will not start up again until I unplug it and start over. Each time, it will just shut down again. I took the side panel off and watched the LEDs on the Mother board. A green light stays on near the CPU. When I turn it on, a red light flashes for an instant at the bottom of the board, near the board slots. I tried a different power supply with no change. I tried unplugging all the power cables to the drives with no change. I unplugged and reseated the memory chip and the CPU with no change. I don't have another CPU or memory chip of the correct type to try in it. Any suggestions?\015

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I am an IT Tech of 11 years, I have found this problem and have solved this problem on the Gateway machines. Also works on the Gigabyte, ECS and Biostar motherboards in the same machine/s. It is not the memory, video, hard drive, or processor so rest assured. This is relatively an easy fix for those that are tech friendly. Remove the retarded one plug front panel power plug, remove the pins for the reset button and that does it. How you fix it from this point is up to you totally, but that does fix the problem. It is a common and frequent problem that mass producers have when developing wiring for them.
Hey there, I have encountered this problem on a few PC's... I have done fresh installs of windows xp pro on two machines, they install fine and I got to turn the machine off and restart and now both PC's turn on then before anything displays on the monitor it shuts right down...Is there a problem with the BIOS this problem seems all too common for it to be hardware on two different machines, they are both relatively old so would the CMOS battery have anything to do with it??? Please help this is getting old!!!
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