I called Gateway's "Tech Support" and it appears that there is no direct answer as to what could be wrong with my laptop.
This is what the Tech at Gateway suggested.
Replace the power supply (buy...
Took apart the CPU to find the "magnet" and I wasted about two hours doing it the way the owner manual said to do it.
All I had to do is pop of the 4 rubber screw covers on the front of the LCD and...
I am almost positive that it is the lid switch/magnet.
Actually, the manual has a trouble shooting guide on page 130 of the document that suggest that I check the magnet to make sure that it is in...
I did that last night. (downloaded the PDF file from Gateway and saved to to Google Docs)
You can view it here.
Now that I put the HD back in and now when i try to boot up, the fan only goes on for a few seconds and then cuts off. But all the lights are on and active. Power light, speaker volume up and down lights work and so...
I took out the hard drive and power up the laptop but it's still in sleep mode. Only thing different this time is that the fan doesn't come on with the hard drive out. The power lights come on though.