Question about PC Laptops
Hiya, my L4 turns off just after the BIOS screen (can sometimes just glimpse the OS boot menu) with a beep, usually the power LED stays on but the machine is dead. It does this on every switch on. I can enter the BIOS and it runs in there perfectly. I have swapped the memory, removed the HDD and tried to boot from CD, but it just does the same thing. The Battery refresh screen says I have 99% charge, but I know the laptop battery is almost dead as I used to have problems charging the battery, it goes flat quiet quickly! I checked the CMOS battery, seems ok. One thing I find strange is that I have tried before to run the machine without a Battery and it refuses to switch on, not sure if that should happen.
Anyway some help would be appreciated.
I would try a BIOS update first. Go to the manufacturer website and find the BIOS update for your model. Also, you mentioned replacing the memory. Are you positive it is the correct memory? Were you having the problem before you replaced the memory? If you have the wrong memory in a computer it will give a "beep code" and won't boot up.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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