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IBM LABTOP R51 is not starting

Hello !!!

I have the IBM laptop since January 2006. that functioned normally. when I press the button one today, the Power indicator and that of the hard disk ignite?
But the machine don't start and the screen does not post anything?
I don't understand the trouble because the laptop functioned there are a few minutes.


If you have any solution Regarding This problem also want to know what is this problem, please advise me.

thank you

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  • kr_mrityunja May 21, 2009

    No , i didn't hear the hard disk spining.



    No, Any Dim image come on the screen, I have checked already.



    When i connect to external moniter, no display is coming in external moniter.



    When I use this harddisk to other Labtop it's working & load OS Normally.



  • kr_mrityunja May 21, 2009

    Thank for your valuable support.



    How can i check my RAM.

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    could you see the charging lights on green or orange?

    could you feel any spins like HDD CDROM OR CPU FAN?

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    If you are getting a power light on to the laptop, then it is getting power.

    The next thing to try.

    Reseat the RAM module/s, so it will make proper electrical contact. Boot up the laptop, if there is still no responce, take out the RAM modules and test it in another laptop or take them to your friendly computer shop for them to test.

    Let me know what happens.

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Can you hear the hard disk spinning?

    Is there a very dim image on the screen when you view it at a sharp angle?

    Connect an external monitor to the laptop, power up the monitor first and then the laptop, do you see the normal Windows image on the external monitor?

    Get back to me with what you see and any error messages.

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Turn off and unplug the power adapter.
Turn the laptop over and on the bottom of the laptop there are a couple of panels. Behind one of these panels is where the RAM module/s are located.
The RAM module/s are 68mm X 30mm and are held in place by spring loaded clips on the edges. Move the clips sideways and the modules will pop up. Remove them and insert it a couple of times and then push the module down until the clips click back in place.

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Throw it in the Ganges from Babughat, with flower, sweet etc.

Then it will surely on, you must have to find it from inside the river.

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