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The light thats a lock with the letter a starts blinking and it wont boot up. how do i fix this

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The blinking light is just a status for the caps light. If the unit does not power on or boot , you may have
A) a low or bad battery, Take the battery out and try to power up just by plugging the unit into the outlet.

B) If that does not work, You may have a loose DC connector on the system board. Unplug the plug from the outlet, then slightly wiggle the connector at the back of the laptopwhere the adapter plugs in. If it moves , the connector is loose on the MLB.


The blue lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:
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Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.
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Turns on when the uppercase letter (caps the light thats a lock with the letter a starts - about29.jpgion is enabled.
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Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on May 16, 2009

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I use the same machine ... that light is for CAPs Lock which is on when it blinks.

I would suggest getting into the boot selection screen, by "tapping" del or F8 key while booting up & try getting into safe mode with networking & restoring teh machine to an earlier date.

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