Question about EliteGroup A530 Notebook
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.
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
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Oct 06, 2007
if you know how to dismantle your laptop, then look for the 1500uF 6.3V capacitor that blown..
it looks like this
then you need to replace it.
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
Sounds like the infamous electrolytic capacitor plague (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague -- 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.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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