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The blinking light means there is a fault, first think you can try is removing the battery and the power adapter and hold the power button down
for at least 30 seconds, then reconnect the battery and the power and try turning it on.
If that doesn't work, then try taking the memory sticks out (should be behind a panel on the bottom of the laptop, held by a few small screws), then put them back in and try to start it up.
If neither of these things work, then there could be a more serious problem with the laptop that may require replacment of key components, which could be as expensive as buying a new laptop.
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 4 blinks are telling you that there is a fault. The same as Computer Bios Beeps.
I,d suggest removing the RAM/Memory, and replacing it. Press and hold the power button for more than 4 seconds, to ensure it isn,t in standby mode. failing this remove the cpu and re-seat it as it may be slightly out of position, or out of it,s socket. finally have a look at the back or underside to see if there is a reset switch/hole.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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With your model, it is very common for a short to develop in between the layers on the motherboard. Simply replacing the jack will not resolve the problem - not for long anyway. There's a place in Florida called Precision Division (PrecisionDivision.com) that specializes in motherboard repair. This is one problem that I know for a fact they are very good at fixing.
Posted on Nov 05, 2010
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