When I try to boot my laptop, it starts to boot ok then a few seconds later it stops and I get a green flashing power light and an orange flashing battery light. Does anyone know what I need to do to fix it?
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I assume the power LED is on when you boot up the laptop and the power adapter is OK.
If I understand you, the RAM module is in memory slot A and not in slot B. If not the RAM module needs to be in slot A.
When a laptop doesn't the RAM module may only needs re-seating or the RAM module is faulty. Re-seat the RAM module, and if this then take the RAM module and get it tested at your friendly computer shop.
If it doesn't respond at all with no ram or hdd, it is likely that the board is in fact dead.....sorry. When you say you found a broken pin, I assume you mean one of the contacts from the power jack to the main board had a cracked solder joint and you resoldered it. If this is the case, try disconnecting and reconnecting the connector from the lcd panel to the mainboard. It may just not be making contact. Also, if you boot up with the hd installed, do you see the hd activity led flashing like at a normal boot? If not, sounds like a dead board. Try pulling the optical drive too if you haven't already. Try connecting to an external monitor too.
I had the same problem, replaced the hard drive and problem went away. The hard drive developed bad boot sectors after downloading XP service pack 3. I found out later it isn't compatable with the dell I have. Hope this helps. Good luck!!
Try booting in safemode. restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly at boot up. select safemode and select windows xp.
If it does the same thing in safemode check the windows key on your keyboard. it may be stuck.
If it does not. try using system restore. start>all programs> accessories> system tools> system restore. rsetore computer to a few days back or before the problem begun
Try "Safe Mode" (holding F8 key on boot and selecting "Save Mode"), then run diagnostics and an up to date (virus definitions) Anti-Virus full scan. If Safe Mode is not accessible then you may want to consider a format and clean install by booting to your Windows (?) CD.