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Averatec 7100 ... Laptop starts but with no display, external monitor doesnt work either, the hard drive spins up and the fan is running, blue light on power button is lit, i can also switch on the wireless however laptop doesnt appear on network, anyone know if there is a workshop manual online anywhere? the trigem site (Averatec) is pretty hopeless, many thanks

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  • equaljustice Dec 02, 2008

    I also have a 7100 series. It stops working for a long period time with same symptoms then sometimes after minutes and sometimes as long as a month, it will start working again perfectly fine. Right now its off and I sit deperately pulling the battery, running the battery dead and disconecting the power and turning it off and on in hopes of it starting again.



    Sometimes this works but hasnt fro several days now. Is it worth fixing and paying to repair mother board or is this a problem that will happen again within a year or so?



    Thanks'

    James

  • whowhatwho Apr 18, 2009

    the previous complaints of averatec 7100 problems were predecessors to
    my ultimate problem...now when i plug my laptop power supply in the box
    has it's little green light to let me know that power is good, then as
    soon as the plug touches the receptacle on my notebook, what happens?
    well as far as the notebook is concerned-NOTHING happens. but my power
    supply box then flashes it's litlle indicator light...in orange! i
    think i need a tear down manual with the voltage specs, schematic, or
    whatnot.

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I have a 7100 also and I can get the screen to come up sometimes by holding the Delete button when I push the power button... I'm still looking for the fix and/or a service manual, but I can still use the computer.

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There something problem with your motherboard's video card.Try to get repaired in service center..

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