Wont stay on front 3 green lites blink twice then nothing,after pushing the button in frustration 50 times it might stay on 7 seconds before it shuts back off but 98% of the time the it does the frist thing.i am trying to charge the battery in the notebook,and i tried plugging it in without the battery installed it acts the same
I'm not sure if you are still having the problem with your system ore not, but if you are I'd like to help.
Remove the hard drive, CD drive, battery and memory and try starting the system. What should happen is the caps lock and scroll lock lights shoud light up (num lock stays off) to indicate a memory problem (since the memory has been removed). If you get a different combination of lock lights when you try to power it on then either the processor or motherboard is the problem.
If you get the memory error try lolita's suggestion: put in one piece of memory at a time to see if you still get the memory error (test each stick individually, once in each memory slot). If you still get the memory error with one stick, no matter which slot its in, that one needs to be replaced. If you get the error with both sticks on one slot, then it is the motherboard.
If you are still in warranty, or are not sure if you are, I recommend contacting Dell support. Alternately, you can contact me and I will be more than happy to provide as much help as I can. I can be reached by email at email@example.com (with 'ATTN: Larry' in the subject to ensure it gets to me).
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Re: wont stay on part 2
Try to change the RAM and see if that's the problem. If your memory is faulty it won't start or it might start and then freeze.
If your laptop has two memory modules, try only one at a time. Switch the sockets on the board that you try the memory in as well
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Try holding down the power button instead of just pushing it. I had this problem with my HP dv7 and holding the power button down for around 5 seconds worked for me. Also make sure that its plugged in to a power source.
SAome have a pad some have a small tray. This cancelled the warning and reset the printer for use.
Waste ink full reset These are the instructions which worked for me on my Canon pixma ip90 bought August 06:
1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.)
2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.)
3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button three times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.) During initialization, the LED blinks in green.
4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button the 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in either orange or green, starting with orange.)
5) Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the selected function is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.)
Have you tried attaching an external monitor when the LCD screen is disconnected from the motherboard? this connector is located under the keyboard strip – a piece of plastic just above the keyboard. If it works, this way, then the video cable isn’t seated properly in the connector on the back of the screen.Plugging the video cable back in should fix the problem. I don’t know how comfortable you are with taking apart laptops but I think that this information could be useful for you. Source: http://www.asklaptopfreak.com/laptop-notebook-help/2006/08/08/laptop-powers-on-and-shuts-off-immediately/
Try this: Unplug your computer from electricity, remove battery, then, press and hold the power button for about 30 to 60 seconds, leave battery out connect to power then, try to restart
Let me know if it works.
I suggest removing the battery when plugging it to the wall outlet or are you trying to charge it?
I think the one that is spinning is the hard drive reseat it then lets see what happens
try to purchase a new hard drive if problem persists. please indicate also the status of the lights on your laptop ill reply with more steps when you've indicated everything