Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Won't boot up! :o(((

I have an Asus A6M notebook (2006) which a couple of weeks ago suddenly wouldn't start up. I press the power button and the green lights come on for a split second only to die again. I left it in for a diagnostic test and was told it was the motherboard and a replacement would cost £450!!! :o(((( Yesterday it suddenly booted up to Windows (xp) only to die after a minute or two... Does anyone PLEASE have any other suggestions as it is no longer under warranty and I may as well have a go myself! :o)

Posted by on

  • sue_hakansso Apr 22, 2009

    Thank you very much, I can (occasionally) get a black screen with some text.....can't remember it exactly....ends with 'please press any key to continue' (the fault is intermittent, only if I press down HARD on the side of the laptop where the HDD is located will it sometimes start). How do I get into the BIOS to try default settings? Secondly; have have two egg-cups full of screws at the minute.....what do I do with them? :o)) I am soooo annoyed, surely a lap-top should last more than 2 1/2 years! I would be really grateful for a suggested replacement! Thanks again, Sue

  • sue_hakansso Apr 22, 2009

    Ok, thanks ****, I will try the BIOS thing tomorrow, but I think you are probably right about the mainboard anyway! I am afraid to tell, but I have tried every forum, online faultfinder and diagnostic suggestions today and actually taken the whole thing apart (hence the screws) including taken out the HDD and put it back again......problem remains exactly the same. I use the laptop mainly for photos, music, internet and HUGE excel files, not a lot of gaming, if any! Large screen is good, weight not that important as I tend to keep it stationary anyway, but hate the size, mess and wires of a PC. You are a star! Thank you so much for your help!



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 948 Answers

There is nothing you can do mate. The motherboard has a problem and with a notebook you can't simply replace the motherboard with another one, notebook motherboards are all custom fit to that specific computer.

You could spend many days troubleshooting components even if you had in-depth knowledge of computers and still get nowhere. Your symptoms indicate the computer is not even passing the POST most times, which is the most basic Power On Self Test that every computer performs upon initial power up. If it will not pass this test either you have a corrupted BIOS, some BIOS setting is wrong, or you have a hardware problem. If you CAN get into the BIOS you can try to load the default settings, but the diagnostic technician should have already done that.

Sorry for the bad news Sue, if you want suggestions on what computer to replace yours please post back.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Dick
    Dick Apr 22, 2009

    To get into the BIOS you press Delete or F2 while that black screen with some text is up. Look around there for something like "Load Optimized Defaults" then probably F10 to save and exit.

    Why do you have the screws? Did they not put your computer back together after the diagnostics?

    As far as replacement, what do you use your computer for? Games? Email and Myspace? Spreadsheets in your office? You can get a basic laptop for under $500 now but you can also spend well over $1500 if you want one good for gaming too. What are your criteria? Large screen? Weight?

  • Dick
    Dick Apr 23, 2009

    Here is a Toshiba for $600 that has a fairly large screen and decent power. I don't know your location, I've dealt with Newegg before and they have decent service for US customers.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

This might be a power supply issue. Typically, laptops will give some kind of indicator as to what the problem is. A simple startup/shutdown issue, without warning or indicator, looks to be a battery/power supply issue.

The first thing is to remove the battery and see if a new one (preferably charged) will work. If you cannot get your hands on a new battery, look to the power supply as a possible culprit. Sometimes the cords get crimped and the signal is intermittent. Wiggle the cord a bit and see if the power returns. If the battery was bad and the power adapter was bad, then the system would not run consistently and repeatedly turn off.

The last issue this could be is an internal motherboard component that has failed. Cheap motherboards for your model can be purchased on Ebay as an economical alternative.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Hershal Apr 22, 2009

    So if my math serves me correctly, you have a bunch of “leftover” screws and are not too sure where they go and if you press down on the side of the case (hard) it will come on. Correct? Sounds like these two problems may be connected. I assumed that it was a power supply issue, but if the system’s case is not on correctly, then it may not power on due to a short. Many of these machines include a failsafe that prevent them from operating while the case is opened (or at least unsecured). The best bet is find where all those screws go and then replace them.

    Unfortunately, there are no good diagrams on where to put them, so I could only suggest a trial and error approach. Think of it as a big puzzle. Open the laptop back up and start securing the components to the case and then securing the case down.

    Reseting the BIOS will have no effect. The test you are likely seeing probably says that the system will not boot because it cannot find the hard drive or the operating system.

    The lifespan of a laptop is currently around 9 months. Sorry.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Asus X553M laptop is not booting up. Any ideas how to fix this problem?

Temitope, Hard reset. Open computer, remove battery,hold power button down (((1 minute))), reinsert battery, reassemble laptop, push/hold power button a couple seconds.
2nd fix, try to boot laptop without hdd.(hard drive). Remove the hdd, then turn on the laptop.. then it can get into the bios.. reset the bios to the default setting, turn off the laptop, and then turn it on again with hdd reinstalled. This seems to be what works in the forums with this issue found in Asus laptops. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Asus Laptop unable to boot black screen no bios
How to Fix Laptop that Won Turn On Asus X551M
Laptop Won Turn on Fix How to Hard Reset Laptop
Asus laptop not booting

Aug 21, 2016 | ASUS Computers & Internet

1 Answer

When i press power button first screen appear only even it did not enter bios also what can i do now pls suggest...thanks

i came across this issue a couple weeks ago and was able to overcome it by booting to a Hirens 15.2 boot disk and writing a New Boot Sector. However if this is not an option you can try a couple other ways to remedy this.
: are you using windows?
:what Version of what operating system?

Apr 20, 2016 | Acer Ferrari 1100 Notebook

1 Answer

My LG portable AC Model #LP1111WXR wouldn't turn off had to unplug it. Now won't turn on.

Unplugging the unit lets the tiny computer like microprocessor reset--means problem is in the brain of the unit or its power circuit.

Jun 14, 2012 | LG 11,000 BTU PortabAir Conditioner -...

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Pontiac GT G6 Coup. When we first bought it back in Nov. 2010, it was fine. After a month or two, the clock would reset almost everytime the car was started, radio stations would NOT get...

sounds like a problem with the ignition barrel.the wiring is loose or the connectors are loose or the barrel is faulty,unless thse are all run from the onboard computer.

May 31, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac G6

1 Answer

My asus laptop wont power up , the green light flash for about 3 seconds and thats it

This might do the trick:
  1. Remove the AC adapter, Battery and all other power sources
  2. Press the power button for 20 a 30 seconds. (Bios is now resetted)
  3. Put everything back in and try to boot;).

Dec 21, 2010 | ASUS A6Km Notebook

1 Answer

ASUS Eee PC running Ubuntu will not boot after pressing the power button. I have already taken the battery out, tried ac power only, pressed the reset button, and checked the RAM. The indicator lights are...

Hi! Please check the motherboard for blown or corroded capacitors. If the capacitors are faulty it can result to a sudden reset or no boot at all. YOu can determine a blown capacitor if it has a whitish powder on the top or theres a leak on the top. Once replaced you'll be good. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Jun 02, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 PC Notebook

3 Answers

Asus eee pc 4g bios password

You don't need to access bios to change boot drive just hit escape key a couple of times when you power on and it will give you options for which drive to boot from.

Jun 08, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

310 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides