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Accidently dropped laptop from approx 2ft height, the internet carried on when i used it until approximately an hour. The laptop froze for over half an hour so I switched it off by the mains and can not get it to load up and boot. When i press the power button on, it goes straight onto a Hp invent pg with various options on the bottom relating to the "F" numbers. Tried various options but end up back at this page. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • tomo9213 Nov 25, 2008

    Took out the memory modules??(not 100% which is the modules/RAM) cleaned them etc and reseated them and the battery pack.. turned computer back on.. loud beeping noise for couple of seconds.. blank screen and the lights are all blue as normal and a ticking type noise but nothing.??

    model is hp pavilion dv2500

    Cheers for any advice!

  • tomo9213 Nov 25, 2008

    Sorry to sound dumb.. which is the RAM and which is the memory module?

  • tomo9213 Nov 26, 2008

    reinstalled ram again and now hangs on the hp logo page.. any other suggestions?

  • tomo9213 Nov 26, 2008

    On the hp logo page attempted to run the self hard drive test but underneath it says.. "No IDE Device"? when i try the hard drive test by pressing enter nothing happens?

    Cheers in advance for any suggestions!

  • tomo9213 Nov 26, 2008

    Ok so the laptop is unable to detect the drive... :( can this be easily fixed or is it going to cost me a bomb?


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Try cleaning the RAM first. Also open the battery and reinsert it. Then see, if the problem remains, then let us know the exact error numbers.
Please mention model number too

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  • spacewalker Nov 25, 2008

    I think the RAM module is not properly connected. Try to reinstall the RAM again.

  • spacewalker Nov 25, 2008

    Both are same. RAM stands for Random Access Memory

  • spacewalker Nov 26, 2008

    Well here is the bad news. The laptop is unable to detect your hard disk drive.

  • spacewalker Nov 27, 2008

    Before purchasing a new hard drive, try to unplug the hard disk and reconnect it, just to make sure that the hard disk is really bad.


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