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Laptop Died

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I have a one of the old Gateway P 7808u FX gaming LP's. I just died .

I get all the lights and the CD rom still spins. The power button still turn it off and on.

It still charges the battery but theres no video or any other type of activity. No fans , Hdd spin ect.

I looked into this on line and all I seem to find is something about wires chafing and shorting out

and stopping it from booting up. I don't think that's the problem. Any iders as to why ? power supply maybe?

I have ordered a replacement already. Its an MSI GE72 Apache Pro - 029 with 17.3in screen.

That should be a nice upgrade from the Gateway. It will allow my wife to play Candy Crush in Hi Def. :)

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So Im going to try removing the motherboard to gain access to the GPU and try to re-flow the solder a heat gun.

Ive watched a lot of u tube vids about it and it looks would be worth trying .

If it doesn't to the trash pile it goes.

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