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Will Not Power On

We turned the computer on and heard a series of loud beeps, so we immediately turned it off and unplugged it. Now we can't get the computer to go back on and the litle battery icon (above and to the right of the keyboard) is orange. The computer is totally dead. Please help! Thank you.

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  • Michael Minkus Mar 26, 2007

    Thanks very much for your advice. Just to update the situation- the little battery icon is now green but the computer ( a laptop) is still totally unresponsive when I try to turn it on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Take out all the CRU (Customer replacable Units) from the laptop eg: RAM, HDD, CD/DVD, FDD etc). Connect each one individually one by one and the start the machine. Also, disconnect the Battery from the Laptop & Connect directly to the wall jack using the Adapter. Also check for the Power port for physical defects, and if found have the port replaced by a certified technician.

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Assuming that this is a laptop then it sounds like a few possible problems. Very common in laptops is a D/C socket problem. Even a Hairline crack were the power socket is soldered. This can be fixed try, Or it could be a problem with RAM. Depends how many beeps you were getting but a laptop will not boot without RAM. Any more help just ask.

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