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Bruce Walz from Cottonwood, AZ USA
Entry added: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 21:07:52 (EST)
We purchased a GATEWAY digital camera for our son and his family for Christmas (2003) directly from Gateway. After he opened it, installed the battery and allowed it to charge, they noticed the LCD view finder was discolored. Further more after he uploaded the pic's, everyone had those "red eyes" including our grandbaby. After three calls of 30 minutes to tech support and being holding forever I needed to hang up twice. The third time after nearly thirty minutes I got DISCONNECTED! When I told them I wanted to return it, they told me, "It's been over fifteen days since you purchased it so you can't...". I've been a dedicated Gateway customer for over seven years, referred them to people, praised their service but did that even matter? NO! THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS ONE BIT! They've lost me as a customer even though I'd just purchased a new system for my elderly mother 12/04/03.
michele from wilmington, NC USA
Entry added: Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 19:57:16 (EST)
Last year my fiancee and I did some comparative computer shopping before we made the investment. My city had a Gateway Country Store, so we stopped in. An hour later we left with an order for what I thought would be an appropriate machine for our needs. As far as technology goes, we are neophiles. We shelled out for the extended 3 year warrenty. Any problems and I could just drop her off on my way to work. As megaconglomerates go, Gateway is a mother******. The store was closed due to corporate cut backs. My warrenty should still be good, right? If I want service for my tower, company reps tell me i can either drive 230 mile round trip to the nearest Gateway or pay for shipping my tower to them. Gateway bent me over good. I prepaid for the damn services and the company will not cover me to take my tower somewhere locally. It is bull. This is the last gateway product I will ever own. Their customer services sucks! Somewhere a CEO is throwing a 4 million dollar party for his wife and using my $$s to do it.
J Fdez from Maracaibo, Other
Entry added: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 09:38:43 (EST)
I have a Gateway G6 Pentium Pro 200 and want to upgrade my bios because I have one problem: I have an scsi Western 9G WDE9150-0050 U160 drive with a LSIU160 controller card, but can not use the other IDE drive.
bobbyw.perkins from henderson, NC USA
Entry added: Monday, December 01, 2003 at 06:59:05 (EST)
need more memory &about 80 GB
Juan Murillo from Winona, MN USA
Entry added: Monday, November 17, 2003 at 14:32:34 (EST)
I never bought a computer before, but had no poblems with ibm or even micron =, but ever since i bought a gateway i have had problems, it would crash and make loud sounds from my tower. I called gateway and they would do nothing to help me, even though my cpu was still under warranty they wouldn't even take it back to see what was wrong. They just would say you probably got a virus and that is your problem, so sorry your warranty does not cover that. Then there would be a thank you anyway and bye bye. What jerks, so hears my advice, dont buy a Gateway, their customer service sucks, there product sucks, and they are way to expensive. If you want a great computer, purchase one at Best Buy, there services are great, prices are even better and there rebates and promotions that they run are perfect. Tell them that i sent you my name is Juan Murillo from winona mn
Kathie Rudez from Chattanooga, TN USA
Entry added: Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 21:18:08 (EST)
I bought my first Gateway back in 1995. Since then I bought three additional systems from them. I know that Dell is supposed to be the flagship of systems, but I had no major complaints with Gateway. So, when I needed a laptop, loyal customer that I am, I went to Gateway.
I have a G6-300 and need to reset the CMOS.
Ryan 133* from
I work for an outsource company that provides "technical support" for GW. I can't stand them... we're encouraged to sell more than support. We're punished if our calls last over 18 minutes. We can only support about half of what we (the techs) want to. We have to get permission for EVERYTHING from formatting a computer (there's now a 26 question list to go by) to stepping out for a bathroom break. Most of us feel our jobs are unrewarding, stressfull, and a dead end. I personally have commented to management that I would feel more job security working for Burger King. You people think you hate calling us... try looking at it from our point of view: The REAL techs that know their stuff are punished for fixing "too much" and selling too little. Gateway is always listening to us. We can't do half the things you want us to, mostly because of that damnable warranty that YOU accepted when you bought the system... you REALLY should've read that one a bit closer. Lastly, we work for 1/2 the national average pay rate for the job and their trying to fix that by moving more of our jobs to India.
princess mitchell from
san deigo, CA USA
I am interest to buying a gatway, on a 95 window.
Susan Macedo from
LAKEPORT, CA USA
In May, 2001 I purchased a Gateway Performance 1400 PC. According to the sales staff in their Santa Rosa store, this system was supposed to scream at lightening fast speeds! I had the monitor upgraded to their 19", 18" viewable screen, and the system was equiped with 1.4 Ghz, 128MB Ram (not enough), 40 GB hard drive, 32MB Nvidia GeoForce2 MX graphics, 8x4x32x CD Recordable/rewriteable drive, 16x48x DVD-ROM Drive, Sound Blaster Live PCI sound card, Boston Acoustics Digital speakers w/subwoofer, 56k PCI voice modem, Linksys PCI 10/100 ethernet card, Windows Millenium Edition operating system, Multifunction keyboard, PS/2 wheel mouse, modem microphone, 250 watt power supply, and the standard 3.5 floppy drive. In addition to all the above hardware, I purchased additional software bundles including Learning 2000, Rand McNally Explore America DVD, Quicken 2001, MS Works Suite 2001 DVD, Kid Builder 5-8, and Click Radio. This system was sold to me under the pretense that in 6 months it would not be obsolete! I was very leary about that being the case. They charged me $2,529.00 out the door, which was paid in cash!
Galeton, PA USA
I had a brand new Gateway about a year but it had alot of bugs so sold it and went computerless for a while!! Then i fixed a computer for a guy and in return he gave me a Gateway P5-133. I had a computer with a burnt board but a good processor which was 166mhz. I put it in the P5-133 and I have been using this old thing for 9 months bug free. I would like to know if I could upgrade the processor further if you have any info for me please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanx!
Leo Madatian from
Capistrano Beach, CA USA
I used to like Gateway, I have 5 of my own. I am a self taught PC tech and repair and sell computers. But I can't fix the fucking thing without a Technical Repair Manual, (witch I have no problem getting from other PC Manufacturs including fouren Manufactures)My conclusion is that Gateway is greedy and want's you to pay them to fix there fucking Machines even if you know how to fix them yourself.
VANCOUVER, WA USA
I HAVE THE GATEWAY 2000 e-3000 SERIES WITH THEIR 2000 CRYSTALSCAN 17 INCH MONITOR AND THEY HAVE REFUSED TO PROVIDE ME WITH THE DRIVER OR APPLICATION CDS FOR EITHER THE TOWER OR THE MONITOR AND I AM MAD. THEY WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THE TOWER AS LIMITED AS IT IS. BUT REFUSE TO GIVE TECH SUPPORT FOR THE DARN MONITOR WHICH IS STUCK ON THE 'PINCUSHION' DISPLAY SETTING SO MY SCREEN HAS ROUNDED CORNERS AND CUTS OFF MY VIEW. ANYONE WITH THE USER GUIDES AND OR THE OEM APPLICATION AND OR DRIVER CDS FOR THESE PLEASE RESPOND,,,,,,,,
Bought a Solo 9300 laptop two years ago. After taking out my battery, I am getting an "error 211 Keyboard not found" error. WTF?? This is a showstopper, and a KNOWN ISSUE with previous Solos. How many times do they need to get it right??
Scott Fitzgerald from
Qld, N/A Austria
Gateway E-3200 PII350 Mhz
Marion, IA USA
As a computer service technician, my work brings me in to contact with many many different types of computer systems. Out of all the computer systems I have had to repair, gateway is one of the most common. Older gateways were actually built fairly well, however the newer models have cheapened up so much its amazing they survive the end of the first year (many actually dont). The biggest thing i run in to ALOT on these systems is CPU failures, and here is why. Gateways do not use CPU fans on many of there systems. Instead they put a large aluminum heatsink on the CPU and duct air from the power supply fan over the processor heat sink. The air from the power supply is already quite warm from cooling the power supply and the 80mm fan inside the power supply is several inches in some cases from the CPU, therefore airflow over the CPU is inadaquate. This will cause the CPU to overheat (why gateways are notorious for lockups freezes, unexplained errors, and stuff). Eventually this design will cause the CPU to fail from Thermal Stress. I mean come on gateway?? a 5 dollar fan would stop this problem and result in a more reliable machine!!. On gateways defense however I will point out that every major OEM PC manufacturer (dell, sony, compaq/hp, etc.) has cheapened thier systems so much over the last several years that it has reduced the quality and reliability of the machine, however they still want a pretty penny to buy one. For this reason every computer system of my own is handbuilt, using Asus or Gigabyte Mainboards, AMD AthlonXP processors, Kingston Value Ram, Creative Sound Cards, and other components that are matched togehter and of high quality, and the kicker is this system doesnt cost much more and in many cases is cheaper than a comparable OEM. Gateway, Dell, Compaq/hp, and the rest of the mass produced name brand PC's in my professional opinion are as disposable as a Bic lighter... once it breaks, throw it away and buy a new one, its easier and cheaper (especially on systems over a year old).
I have a huge fatty case that came with a computer just like the guy below me bought. I think it is cool because it was meant for an at-form factor mobo, but with a very slight modification, i converted it to an atx case. Also I bought a used 21 inch monitor that is gateway(its a hitachi with the GW logo on it) and i love it like a brother!
Oliver Agwahim from
Port Harcourt, Africa
I recently bought a used gateway computer with the following specification:
Karl Miles from
Aurora, CO USA
Since owning my Gateway laptop, the harddrive failed (they replaced it), the floppy drive failed (out of warranty), the mouse failed (out of warranty), and now the display goes psychedelic and locks up.
David Bramley from
I bought a Gateway P4D-66 with monitor from Gateway in 1994 and was not very impressed. I had it shipped from USA to Japan. The monitor didn't work. When I phoned them they had me ship it back to USA and sent another one which also didn'T work, from which they concluded it must be the video card that was at fault. So they sent a video card and finally I could get a picture on the monitor. However it was not possible to adjust the width or height of the image so the only way to see the whole image on the monitor was to adjust it to a resoilution of 1280X768. This made everything quite small! After about five years the second monitor suddenly packed up and stopped working forever.
i would never buy a gateway again. the buy back offer is a joke! i told four different people what i wanted to do and got four totaly different computer setups. it's all about money,they will tell you what you want to hear and sell you anything.
henderson, NC USA
My brother-in-law gave me his old Solo 9100 laptop when the hard drive went out while he was working, and he went and bought a new laptop the same day.
Shealene Shafer from
Springfield , OR USA
I have a Gateway Essential 400, purchased in 1999. The problems I have had with this computer system I would call minimal and just routine user maintance. I have had some software conflicts which is a normal(but unfortunate) part of using so many different programs. I am overall very happy with this system. It has never crashed on me, and all the drives and components are in good working order. I haven't even replaced the mouse yet. I wonder after reading the responses on this board what the users expectations are in a computer company. Some of them sound like you think a computer is going to work 100% all the time after you take it from the box. Users with minimal experience using computers would have different expectations. Not, so they need maintance just like a car, bike, ect. For those people who have had the hardware go out piece after piece close together within the first couple of years, then I understand your frustration with being mad. I guess I am just fortunate here.
Sevn Jurgenson from
My statement is this, all of you people who complain about how bad your computers from anyplace suck is because none of you really know how they work, how to use them, and how to fix them. I can guarentee that most of you that bash tech support never worked in cusotmer service, let alone try to explain to a person that AOL is not the Internet. Oh yeah there is no suck thing as the ANY KEY, its a statement, press any key, meaning the "Q" key the "8" key, or the "Enter" key. I am sorry that Im coming off as an ass, but for pete's sake, if you have never working in the computer field before you cannot talk. Do you know that the amount of computing power that went into the Lunar Module was the equlivent of your generic Texas Instruments $2.00 calculator. A computer is a expensive, complex stupid box, its what the user does that makes it stupid. How many of you try to download music off the internet, and inadvertently catch a virus, well shouldn't you not be downloading illegal copyrighted music and have to call tech support to say, "Well while I was on AOL I must have gotten a virus!"
Dan C from
Madison, NJ USA
Oh my god, What a gigantic piece of garbage, the g6-300. i picked one up from a friend used to replace a compaq laptop ive been using thats in 40 parts, this thing is garbage. for starters, irq steering on this thing likes to share 9 alot. i get scsi card, video, tvtuner, a sound card, and 2 motherboard things on IRQ 9! it drives me insane, espcialy since i put a geforce 4 in it which likes irq 9 all to its self, plus the case is horrible. you cant upgrade in this thing. the 2 5 1/4th bays are both diffeent sizes. let alone one is about half a centemeter taller. if you want to put a bigfoot quantam drive and a cd burner in it, forget it. there are 3 hard disk bays which you must dissassemble the *WHOLE* system to get to. plus they are mounted in such a way that if you had an ide drive a scsi drive, and an scsi drive accessable form the outside of the case you would have a very hard time wiring it.
Rodger W. Smith Jr. from
St. Johnsville, ND USA
I currently have been renting a gateway notebook. That I have been renting from Rentway. Unfortionaly I have to return it because they want 56.98 weekly. I was looking at the total price after my last payment. And they want 5000.00 for the notebook. And I known I could get a notebook cheaper.
Brandino Florentino from
Well I have bought a system from Gateway but I also work for them. The only reason why I bought a system from them is because I know my computers and the case was the best part of it. :) I bought a system as stripped down as they come and purchased everything else from other places for the best quality at the cheapest prices. (www.pricewatch.com) Anyways, the computer works like a champ but working for them sucks the man donkey balls. I have worked in customer service for them and I am currently working in the service center. The way they treat the employees is amazing becuase they chew them up and spit them out and still expect us to work 110% for them. Like that will happen!! The most I give them is 10% since the company blows and cant even make a decent computer. The owner believes so much in this company that he has gone to extreme measures to keep it alive. Normally when a company tries to cut costs and downsize they do that but no not gateway. Gateway likes to cut costs where they dont need to be cut and downsize stores but bring out 10 new products for items that wont sell for crap and even if they do sell people bring them back anyways. I understand they want to be the best computer company out on the market but from my experience that time has ended and this company needs to end. The service manager for my area is a complete moron. I do and know more about his job then he does and he cant even process a simple order. The most enticing part of gateway isnt the tech support or the managers or even the fact that you can bring the system into the store to get it repaired; It is the design of the case. The parts inside of it can just be spit on and thrown in the trash because they suck. If you brought your system into the store to get repaired you will most likely end up getting a refurbished part or a part that was sent back to the factory because it was bad but they send it back out anyways. The way they work it is if you have a bad part they will ship it off back to the factory and order a replacement. Well the replacement is most likely bad becuase a good 90% of the time it has been in someone elses system. Overall this company can blow me for all I care. I have had so much crap happen to me working here with not just customers complaining but the fact that the higher up's cant even process a w4 correctly. I file 0 on my w4 but some how end up getting a 2!!! I mean what the crap is that. Gateway's standards on parts and management sucks and I cant believe those people even have a degree in business since they dont even have common sense. I think my work is done here.
Tony Pacelli from
I wouldn't buy another Gateway computer with your money. Why you ask ? Let me explain. A little over 3 yrs. ago, we were shopping for a new computer, after careful comsideration, we settled on a Gateway performance500. In the first 2 yrs. we had to replace the following:
J. Naga from
Honolulu, IN USA
Found out why I am having problems with CD recordings. Gateway decided to use the HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B in its piece of crap computer. This drive is not listed on the Windows XP Hardware Compatibility List. I guess you get what you pay for. So if you wan CHEAP, buy Gateway and don't expect too much!!!
Jamie Macdonald from
i think Gateway are top. I have had my 500Mhz PIII since 1999 as it's been awesome. On top of that on the rare occasions where I have totally stuck the supprt line in Europe has been excellent (and free). Even better, when my hard drive lockedup a few months ago they sent me a replacement for free within 5 days, awesome, and all wothout any extended warrantees.
HANS D.SAWMADAL from
BANJUL, N/A Africa
J. Naga from
Honolulu, HI USA
DON'T buy Gateway!!!! I cannot even make audio CD's of my favorite songs to listen in my car stereo without playback problems. Tried tech support and got the run around- "It is the programs you are using", "It is a hardware driver issue", "It is Windows XP, we do not support Windows XP", "It is your car stereo that is causing the problem". I checked all these things, I even formatted the hard drive and reloaded XP and the Gateway Drivers, with no success. However, my old CD's play fine in my cart stereo. Only the CD's made on the Gateway have the problem. So Gateway finally sent me another CDRW drive, didn't work. Now they say that is as far as their support will go. If it is not the CDRW drive then it is not their responsibility. How do you like that! I wish I had come across this site before I bought this piece of crap.
Mason, OH USA
Wow! Where can I even begin with my piece of crap Gateway! In the last 2 years my computer has crashed twice! I've spent countless & hopeless hours on the phone with their incompetent customer service (whom do not speak English very well). The whole experience has been an absolute nightmare.
Wendell McDavid from
Kingsport, TN USA
My problem is not with Gateway but the AnyKey keyboard. It has started malfunctioning and I need to know how to get it repaired.
Isaac Gonzalez from
orlando, -fl USA
Gateways just fucking suck!!!
George Campbell from
I am quite surprised at the number of negative remarks I found here. I purchased my Gateway Essential 450 over three years ago and have had no problems with it that werent fixable with a little research and patience. I purchased my computer from a Gateway Country Store. I told them what I wanted to use it for and what I wanted to pay. Within twenty minutes I had signed on the dotted line and three days later my computer was at my home and plugged in.
Tony King-Kilburn from
Bought a Gateway Solo 5150 fully loaded in Nov 99, LS-120 drive, DVD player, biggest HD and the most RAM that would fit, worked real good for the first year, Then it started to lock up and not work at all. This is after spending hours on the "tech" Support line with someone that really didnt care or know how to help me. The video output has never worked on it. Well I made the call to have it sent in to be repaired, They fixed it , to the tune of more then the price that I paid for it, over $3,000.00. then with in about 4 months a screw came loose and burnt out the mother board. Tried for the next year to get them to fix it and then it got to the point that the tech suport stopped e-mailing me back, I kept all of the e-mails from them to show the dates and to remind me how they work. So now I paid over 6 grand for a laptop that wont work and they wont fix it. So I will never ever do business again with them. DONT EVER BUY ONE.
Ivan Gentry from
I ordered a computer as a Christmas present from them on 11/22/02. I received it a few days later. As it was a present I did not open the box. About 7-10 days after I received the computer (12/10/02) I received a call from Gateway customer service. They said they had shipped me the wrong computer. The woman said they would ship the correct computer to me the next day and then make arrangements for me to ship the wrong computer back to them.
Robert Lester from
I have two Gateway computers on my desk with the same problem: They won't boot up at all. The cooling fan runs but nothing else happens. The owners of these computers are so frustrated with Gateway that they refuse to try to get them to make any more repairs.
J. Mathiesen from
Purchased a G6-450 (P2 450mmx) in January 1998.
Jeff Paine from
Just want to let everyone know what happened to my parents Gateway computer.
Michael Garrett from
Albuquerque, NM USA
In June 2000 I purchased a Gateway Select 1000 (1 GHz Athlon) with 128MB RAM, 40GB hard drive. Three days after it arrived, Windows 98 SE would not boot up. The hard drive would grind away but never start Windows. So I took it to the service center and the guy said it would take a week to fix because they had to send it somewhere for repairs. At the counter, I noticed 4 other CPU's just like mine sitting on the floor (not a good sign). A week later, I get it back and the guy said they had to replace the hard drive. Two weeks later the computer crashes again with the same problem. Of course by now, I couldn't return it for a refund because the 3 week return period had expired. I was so mad, I decided I could fix the problem better than Gateway. So I re-installed Windows. Everything worked fine for about a month, then the same boot up problem. This time, the re-installation CD would not work, so I had to reformat the hard drive and install Windows 98 again. Everything worked fine for about 2 months, but alas, another crash. After this crash I thought maybe there was a power glitch problem, so I bought a surge protector. Nope, didn't work! Now I thought maybe the hard drive had a data retention problem. So I bought a brand new Maxtor 40 GB hard drive. Sorry, wrong again! At this point, a year had passed since I bought my piece of junk computer. After formatting the hard drive and installing Windows 98 SE this time, I decided to try running the Windows defragmentation program. The disk defragmentor froze and started grinding the hard drive! An error popped up saying the hard drive was not accessible. This was bad. Simply installing Gateway's Windows 98 defragmented the hard drive so badly, Windows couldn't fix it! In a last ditch effort, I ran out and bought Norton Works. The Norton disk defragmentor said the DISK WAS 99% FRAGMENTED!!! Norton sorted out the hard drive with no problem. After this, my computer has never had this crash again. I leave Norton system monitor running all the time and only have occassional problems, like a corupted autoexec.bat file which is backed up anyway.
Chris McCoy from
Wynne, AR USA
good customer support.
Santa Rosa, CA USA
I have a GATEWAY2000 #mon017006AAWW CRYSTALSCAN17 MONITOR, also known as a(MAGDX17F),FCC ID#AWDX17F.
Cat Commucations from
seattle, WA USA
I was browsing through the list and saw a few comments on --'How great Gateway is".
Debbie Lutz from
Kalamazoo, MI USA
A few months back in, march I think, I was having trouble with my gateway computer so I took it into the gateway store in portage. Well, the person at the front desk was rude with me and told me that they have been really busy and I would be better off taking it to the gateway store in mishawaka indiana (about 65 miles away) because they were not as backed up as the store in portage was. I had to have my computer fixed because my husband has been ill and i needed to stay in contact with his sister in florida. so i took it to the gateway store in mishawaka. when I got there, I was asked why I brought it all the way from kalamazoo when there is a store right there so i told them what the portage guys said and they checked it in. when I got home my husband said that gateway called and said that my computer was ready for pick up. THEY TOLD ME 3 to 5 DAYS, but i was happy it was done so the next day i went back to indiana to pick my system up. the person that checked my system in was not there and one of the techs was working the front desk. I asked him what was wrong with the computer and he explained that there were a couple files missing and not letting windows start. he also took the time to show me how to add and remove programs so that this would not happen again. He was really nice but had no name tag on so i don't know who he was but he was tall and had long curly dark hair. Well in june I was having more problems with my computer so i called the gateway store in portage to check to see if they were still as busy as they were back in march and should i just go ahead and take it to indiana again. WELL the response I got was snotty and rude so I asked to talk to a manager. The guy that picked up the phone was named jason something, i told him about how rude the other person was and how well i was treated at the indiana store and was wondering if i should go ahead and just drive down there again. this is when he started getting snippy with me, and said that I can take it where ever i wanted to. i said that i would just go ahead and take it to the gateway store in mishawaka again and asked if he knew who the guy might be that helped me out down there before. he said that he can not give out that type of information but i was welcome to bring the system into the portage gateway store. i told him that i did not like the attitude of the people there and that i would rather deal with the tech that helped me in mishawaka. that is when he got really mad and told me to "fuc* off" and don't worry about taking it to the guy in indiana that helped me before because he no longer works for gateway. i can see why a nice person like that would not fit in with a bunch of snotty and rude people like i have seen at the gateway stores. I wish i knew his name and where he works now so i could have him work on my computer. i gave away my gateway and got a new computer from best buy. I WILL NOT EVER DEAL WITH GATEWAY AGAIN!
Lothar Detering from
Bought a Gateway 2000 P5-120 in 1995.
Phil Dias from
I cannot understand the many complaints on this page. I have had three computers from Gateway, one of which is four years old, and all operate perfectly! I have also upgraded my newest one which more RAM and a CD-Burner, and had no problems. Once, I did have to call Gateway techinical support because I was having trouble with my mouse. THIS MOUSE WAS NOT A GATEWAY MOUSE. IT WAS A NEW MOUSE WITH A SCROLL WHEEL I BOUGHT FROM STAPLES. THE GATEWAY MOUSE, OTHER THAN LACKING A SCROLL, WAS FINE. The technician walked me through, step by step, to solve the problem. QUICKLY, ACCURATELY, AND POLITELY! A public school in my area recently bought brand-new Gateway computers, and I have heard that they, too, all 300 of them, are working perfectly. i HIGHLY RECOMMEND a GATEWAY computer to anyone!!!!!!
Iowa City, IA USA
I own an older PII Gateway model E-3200 and it's something I haven't regret gotten... just having problems with another one of my upgrades for the new-to-date games... it's has 350 mhz. It has been nice upgrading with the 3 dimm slots so I was able to pull it from the 64 to 352 with some higher powered spares. I also like the 3 pci and 1 isa.
Shawn Hescock from
La Grande, OR USA
I got a Gateway 2000 P5-133 a while back, it had a pemtium 133 in it and I wan't to upgrade it to a pentium 166. I got one from my student tech teacher and put it in, it fit and every thing but I can't find the jumper settings for it so it will recodnize my 166. I have looked all over the internet and even asked some computer shops around my area, they didn't help to much. My computer has a socket 5, and just in case you need it here is my fcc id # llwyalp5100t. (I don't know if it is ll or ii or 11.)
Shirley Stewart from
Jacksonville, TX USA
I am enclosing a letter I wrote to Gateway on May 5th, 2002 concerning my Gateway computer. This explains my problems:
Mrs.Lee Jones from
Lumberton, NC USA
My mother baught our2000 computer last year an not even a week we started having problems,she tried to contack the office,about the billing she is a woman of 59 an she told them she got her check on the 3rd, of the month they said they would bill her then, an lied.an started billing about the 28th.of every month with late charges every mounth.
Own a Gateway Solo 2500, tried to buy some upgrade parts from gateway, most things I wanted were unavailable, and the few things that were available were entirely inflated prices, also information seemed like it might be bad, I want to Upgrade the CPU gateway tech said it is not possible and that it has never been possible to do a CPU upgrade on a solo 2500...its currently a PII 233mhz is it possible to upgrade? and if so how is it done? I have seen the PII 300mhz proc for this laptop for sale at several on line locations, and even seen an add for a solo 2500 running at over 400mzh (i forget the exact speed, just remember that it seemed fast compared to mine) anyway, so far i am not overly impressed with gateway, and on the other hand i am not against them, I would have to say tho, if you are buying into a company that will continue to service or support you in any real way 2 years or more down the road you may have to look else where, if you are looking for a fairly solid unit and your savvy to work on your own stuff especially after its a couple years old then its good enuff. just my $0.02 on the subject, good luck with your woes.
barbara smith from
stuttgart, AR USA
would like to purchs a notebook but can't aeem to get it must at mit my creit is messed up aim welling to my monthly payments please help me thank u
Gateway suckz from
somewhere, AR USA
everyone at gateway chokes on a big black penis, hahahaha!
Sally Meakin from
Hillsborough, CA USA
I received a new home Gateway computer and monitor January 7, 2002, which immediately displayed serious performance problems - it often took 20 minutes for the desktop to appear after the computer was turned on; it froze often; sometimes the only way to turn the computer off was to unplug it. After spending hours with tech support on January 25, the same day I was to leave for a two-week trip abroad, the technician had me "write zeros to the drive", which I gather is tantamount to removing the brain. The computer was certainly brain-dead as a result. I asked the technician to note I was going out of the country and would be back February 8.
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
Scott Clark from
woodhull, NY USA
Gateway solo 9100 purchased 97' wdvd first ones out $4400 asked them about trade in or up only would go $270 for trade in. Yikes
London, United Kingdom