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Gateway M6846 will not post

I have a Gateway M6846 Laptop that will not post. I've tried taking out the battery and using the power cord.  I get lights, fan and the hard drive spins, but nothing on the screen. no setup options, etc.  Plugged in an external monitor, to see if the laptop monitor was bad, but it made no difference. I tried rebooting with a system disk, nothing. The hard drive was removed and checked on another computer. It appears okay. Any suggestions?
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JamesNay
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JamesNay
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Sounds like the motherboard died. I had a couple of Gateway laptops do the same thing. You could try removing the RAM and just see if it will beep at you. If it doesn't, the mobo is fried.
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nobusCommented:
remove battery and AC adapter - hold power button for 20 sec.
reconnect power and boot from AC alone, or from battery alone

remove disk and cd
remove the ram - it should beep if you boot.
if not : bad mobo, or cpu
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MrMintanetCommented:
Did the laptop have RDP enabled?
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MrMintanetCommented:
Soooooo?  What's up?  Give up on it?
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JamesNayAuthor Commented:
Yes, gave up on it.  It is not even doing the beeps when restarting without memory.
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jayvargasisitcomCommented:
Same problem here.  Will see if motherboard not too pricey.  1 yr. 1 month and it's dead.
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