I have tried to remove the ram and power it on and all lights come on briefly and then turn off. If I keep pressing the power button, the cd-rom light will come on and you can hear it spin, and also the cpu fan will kick on for a while as well. Is there anything else I could try? Any help would be appreciated!!!
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Re: willl not power on
This is usually a processor overheating that will cause further damage like this , because when a computer encounter a overheating problem , this will also make the MOBO to go bad and will lead to this type of problem, You can also try to remove the RAM and boot the computer so we can see if it will even create a beeping sound if after that still the same problem try checking the processor or better try a different one....
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Hi, try these. press power and volume down button for 10 sec. Then try to power up it by briefly pressing power button. if fails, press power and volume up, be carefull , when the screen comes live - not to select any other option but only normal boot. To select a option press volume up button, it will power off, then power on again by pressing power button. it may fail by keep trying and in between keep charging ..
With the older Compaq Armada E500 Notebook PC, I believe;
1) Remove the CMOS battery.
2) Leave it out for 30 minutes.
3) Press the Power On button, and hold it for a count of 10 seconds. Let go of the Power On button.
Press it again. If the Power On light comes on, hold the Power On button in, until the light goes out. Keep pressing, and holding the Power On button in, until the Power On LED light does Not come on anymore.
Reinstall the CMOS battery. WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on.
If this doesn't do it, there is a capacitor inside the laptop keeping residual power. There may be two copper pads that are briefly touched across, to dissipate this residual power.
Perform the removal of the CMOS battery first. If this doesn't work I'll try to find info on the copper pads. (They are usually under the Wireless Card, and a small piece of Mylar plastic sheet)
Try pressing and holding the power button down until the power light goes off.
Once it is off, then try to turn-on the laptop as usual.
If this does not work, remove the power cord and the battery from the laptop, and then press and hold the power button down for 30 seconds.
After the 30 seconds, release the button, install the battery and re-connect the power cord. Start the laptop as usual by pressing the power button briefly.
2 words: Memory. Motherboard. Check to see if the memory is properly seated by removing the memory cover on the bottom of the laptop. Gently move the two release tabs until the RAM module pops up. Then, gently pull the RAM module out and put it back in, with the gold connectors facing the metal "lip" you just took the module out of. Press down gently on the other end of the module until you feel it click. Replace the cover, and attempt to turn the computer back on.
If this does not work, take the computer in to a service technician or call HP at 1-800-474-6836 and they will do their best to fix the problem.
leaving your unit in standby mode is not a problem as long as your ac adapter is plugged in to your ac outlet and to your pc. otherwise, you will have a drained battery. try removing your battery for a few minutes and then insert it back in then plug your ac adapter to your wall outlet and to your pc and leave it without starting your pc. notice the small pilot light at front edge of your laptop, it should be yellowish/orange. wait until this light turns green then you can try turning on your pc.
I suggest removing the battery when plugging it to the wall outlet or are you trying to charge it?
I think the one that is spinning is the hard drive reseat it then lets see what happens
try to purchase a new hard drive if problem persists. please indicate also the status of the lights on your laptop ill reply with more steps when you've indicated everything