Gateway 600YG2 Troubleshooting
- General Troubleshooting
- Random shutdowns
- Computer won't turn on
- Problems with the keyboard
- Touchpad isn't working
- Problems with memory
- CD/DVD's won't load or play
- No sound comes from speakers
- No picture on display
- Problems with hard drive
Basic solutions to common errors.
Shutdown and restart computer
Before trying to perform any repairs, try restarting the computer. If the computer is frozen, hold down the power button until the screen goes black; approximately six seconds.
Write down the error message code and number. Try doing some research online about the error code, simple solutions might be available. Contact technical support for further assistance with the error.
External device failures
If an external device, such as a mouse, stops working, check the connection to the laptop. Try removing and replacing the device.
Stuck at bios post screen
If stuck at the bios post screen you may enter the requested bios and try resetting defaults or restarting.
Your computer randomly shutdown while running.
Check the fan
Make sure that the fan is not obstructed so the computer can properly ventilate and not overheat.
Possible memory failure
See memory section for further help with this issue.
Computer won't turn on
You press the power button and nothing happens.
Check plug connnection
Make sure the power cable is properly plugged in to the notebook and the outlet. If there is a power strip make sure it is turned on.
Check and make sure that the power cable isn’t damaged or cut.
Check connection of any new parts
If you’ve added or removed any parts make sure you performed the procedures correctly and followed the instructions. Power failures can be caused by improper connections and assembly or possible bad parts.
Problems with the keyboard
Your keyboard isn't functioning properly or doesn't work at all.
Keyboard isn't working
If built in keyboard isn’t working attaching a PS/2 keyboard to your notebook can replace the built in keyboard.
"Keyboard stuck" message
If keyboard is repeating or you get “keyboard stuck” message make sure nothing is resting on the keyboard, no keys are jammed down, and you can try to loosen a key that might be stuck then restart your notebook.
Check connection to logic board
You can make sure that the built in keyboard is properly plugged into the logic board. See repair guide for how to replace the keyboard for further help with this solution.
If complete keyboard failure it can be replaced.
Touchpad isn't working
Your touch pad mouse doesn't respond when you touch it.
Attach a PS/2 mouse
For a quick fix, attach a PS/2 mouse to your computer.
Check connection to logic board
Make sure the touch pad is properly attached to the logic board. The touch pad can be replaced if necessary from here.
Problems with memory
You have problems with loading or error messages about memory.
Error messages regarding memory
If there is a memory error make sure that the ram is seated properly in the memory bay slot.
If “not enough memory” close all programs and restart your notebook.
CD/DVD's won't load or play
You insert a disk and nothing happens.
Load the disk properly
The disk won't play if it is inserted upside down or unbalanced. Make sure the disk's label is on top and that it lies flat in the try.
Clean the disk
Make sure there is no smudges or marks on the back of the disk. Use a soft cloth to clean any marks off.
No sound comes from speakers
You play an audio file and no sound comes from the speakers.
Check all audio settings
Make sure the speaker volume is turned up and that the mute button is disabled. Also check to if any headphones are plugged in; sound will go to whatever is plugged into the audio jack.
Reinstall audio drivers
One possible solution to problems with sound is to reinstall the audio drivers. Check product website for downloads. Drivers Support
No picture on display
Your computer is on but there is no image on the screen.
Monitor display is too dark
If screen is too dark you can adjust brightness using system keys. If you want to change resolution it is in Display Properties.
External monitor not working
If you have attached an external monitor and it is not working make sure that you have enabled the external monitor in the Display properties. Make sure the external monitor is turned on and the power and video cables are properly connected.
Problems with hard drive
If your computer doesn't boot up or you have data loss.
Use disk cleanup
Locate disk cleanup under control panel. Let this run on your computer until completed. This will help delete unnecessary files and will clean-up your hard drive.
If there are Data Errors there may be a defective area on the hard drive. Check online regarding these errors or contact technical support.
Failure to read hard drive
If there is a failure to read the hard drive, make sure the hard drive was installed properly, you can remove it and reinsert it.
If you do have hard drive failure you can replace it with a new one.