I have the Gateway model# MS2274.
The problem that I am having with this laptop is that it is stuck in “sleep mode”.
Here's the story:
I just finished checking my email and “X” out of my web browser and had my desktop showing. Then, all I did was close the lid and went out to mow the lawn.
When I came back in and opened the lid and pushed the power button to get it out of sleep mode, it didn’t work (but the power light was still on and i could hear the fan on).
I then unplugged it from the power supply and took out the battery. (I took a shower) then came back and put the battery back in and plug the power back up and tried to power it back up but it powered up to sleep mode.(The power light was on, and I could hear the fan running).
I then took out the battery and unplugged the power from the laptop and then push and hold the power button for 2 mins and then plugged the power back in (with out the battery in) the laptop and pressed the power button and it was still in sleep mode. (I could hear the fan running still and the power light was on)
I can power it off by holding the power button for 5 seconds and then power it back on, but it is only powering up to sleep mode. I believe I have a bad switch or magnet that activates and deactivates the laptop lid on open and close. I just need to get the switch “turned on” (activated) so that Windows7 can start back up. Once this happens I can go into Windows7 settings and change the default setting for the laptop lid when it is closed to “do nothing” (So that it doesn’t go into sleep mode on close)
I do not know where the switch is located nor do I know how to get the laptop screen taken apart without breaking it.
I am looking for help on how to get it out of sleep mode.