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Computer powers on, but does nothing

Some time ago, my ECS A530 laptop started to turn off by itself, or simply totally freeze after a few minutes of activity. The only thing to do was to turn it off by holding the power button during 5 seconds. Then, i had to wait for several minutes before being able to turn the computer on again, because pressing the power button just spins the hard drive on, but nothing is displayed on the screen, and no noise of activity can be heard. Now, I have this power on problem in a permanent way : the power LED lights on, the hard drive spins on, but nothing on the screen, and no sign of "brain activity" of the computer ? Is it definitely dead doctor ? ;) Thanks for your help.

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  • erinc erinc Nov 06, 2007

    I have the same problem and its not because my computer set to open with boot cd. I've tried formating the disk installing xp and vista but I still have the same problem..

  • iqbal muhammad Nov 09, 2007

    some time ago, my Toshiba portege R205-s209 laptop started to turn on and cann't shut down, I release the battery to turn it off.

    Then, I have this power on problem in a permanent way : the power LED lights on, the hard drive spins on, but nothing on the screen, and no sign of "brain activity" of the computer ?

    I have Try putting my windows cd in but the cd/dvd room can read it,

    I have try to press F2 or DEL on boot up to see if i can enter the bios screen, but nothing happen.

    help me....please..........??!?!?!

  • brienzon Jul 07, 2008

    I have a problem with my Laptop Hp dv4000. When i turn on the button there is light led continues. And my CD rom i heard spinning it indicate normal but unfortunaly my screen lcd is blank or blank. When im try to solve or minimize the problem. I bending in the middle and between touch,cd,keyboard the screen was turn on and when i release my hand it was turn off the screen. What is the possible problem i cannot do my studies. I remenber also before when there was screen it freeze for a few second suddenly it promt me from tack manager power surge one of the usb so what i did i dissable from device manager usb which giving the problem and one thing i have window xp home and i try it to some other operating system like xp pro and win vista 32-bit but when the last time i use vista it became more problem im facing to it. Please help me regarding with this problem and advice.

  • brienzon Jul 07, 2008

    What ever im pressing many time any of the key which is f1 or del or what ever it still dead and not response but when i force to bend it the was turn on. And while i bend it i can enter in the bios I can do what ever setting accordingly to the health of my laptop. Even hard drive scan error i made it also. After i release my hand to the top of my laptop it will stop. I observe within 6 hours it was the same nothing changes. My CPU intel 1.76 GHZ , RAM 256+512 MB HP dv4000 Please help regarding whith this problem.

  • pglspurs Feb 24, 2009

    when i start my pc it lights up but the screen stays blank not a thing



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Press funtion + f1

Posted on Oct 04, 2007


It's stupid but can be the function button + f1 that turns the screen in black

Posted on Oct 04, 2007


I found a solution by accident when I had to re-install the video driver after running my ECS A530 on VGA mode. I no longer experienced the behaviour you described after a fresh install of the video driver. HTH

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

I had the exact same problem with my ECS A530 and was able to fix the problem by reinstalling the video drivers. This appears to have licked the problem for good! Hope this serves as a fix for you as well.

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

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Try putting your windows cd in before you boot up to see, when it starts up if your laptop is set up to boot from cd. If not, can you press F2 or DEL on boot up to see if you can enter the bios screen. Come back here.

Posted on Nov 03, 2006

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SOURCE: 3 long beeps with my Elitegroup ECS Green 320 laptop

Let's start with the most overlooked reason. Sounds like the battery died. Is your laptop's battery fully charged. Plug it in over night and give it a good chance to recharge the battery. Then turn on your laptop WITH the power cable attached. Did this solve your problem? If not we'll go to the next step.

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SOURCE: My notebook ECS G733 do not wake up ( do not turn ON)

if you know how to dismantle your laptop, then look for the 1500uF 6.3V capacitor that blown..
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Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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SOURCE: my laptop won't power on (EliteGroup G320 PC Notebook)

Sounds like the infamous electrolytic capacitor plague (see -- also read the discussion page)

In the early years of this century chinese spys stole a formula for novel electrolyte from a leading Japanese chemical company but unfortunately they only copied page 1 of the two-page recipe. The incomplete electrolyte went into many millions of capacitors reducing their life span dramatically. I understand these capacitors were made until 2004. That's about the time the G320 was manufactured, at least mine.

I opened and disassembled everything, I saw some "swollen" 1500uF/6.3V capacitors, replaced them and the G320 would start again.

This may sound easier than it was, however. I live in a country where computers aren't made no more and spare parts are hard to find. The G320 has 4 of the above caps in upright position and 4 placed horizontally. I could only get some larger types that do fit horizontally but not vertically. Thus I had to replace a bad vertical one by one of the remaining good horizontal ones and then replace the horizontal ones by the bigger ones.

If you re-assemble your G320 make sure you use the shortest 3 screws for the the points where the upper cover is fastened to the metal sheet frame that presses the cpu against the heat sink. If you use a longer screw (which I did) you may experience that a destroyed 4x56 ohms resistor network chip on the mainboard can also be hard to be relaced in non computer producing countries.

Good luck!


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