I have a Gateway NV55C03u that I'm troubleshooting for my sister. It was closed and was stepped on by a kid, maybe 2 or 3 years old. It powers on then right back off. It's not on long enough to show a splash or any info. the power light and fan come on then it just dies. If I close the lid right after power up it will stay on indefinitely. If I then open the lid it kills it. This leads me to believe that the notebook has a failsafe that shuts it off if it detects anything odd. My question is, does it have a failsafe? I think the backlight or lcd needs replaced but want to make sure. If I plug a monitor into the monitor out it doesn't display anything either but I figure it's not setup and I can't set it up if it will not boot.
Edited by cadkins - 3/21/12 at 2:40pm