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Gateway W340UI ML3109, changed motherboard, now  NO GUI

Posted on 2011-03-02
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This laptop had a motherboard that had failing USB ports.  I bought a used motherboard and replaced it.
When I turned it on, there was no display, turned it off and on, and it started display, no problem, it POSTS(can see everything), gets to the Start in Safe Mode etc Options.
If I select Windows Normally, it blanks out.
If I select Safe mode, it tries to start but nothing.
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This may not be your best choice, or the easiest choice, but if you put your orginal motherboard back, does it work normally? If so, then maybe your "used" motherboard is not working correctly.
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While you have it apart again, take a look at the connections to see if maybe something didn't connect all the way too. Maybe try reseating the cable from the vidio to the systemboard, before swapping the systemboard back.
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Already opened it up and reseated cable.
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