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Black screen My cousins daughter owns an E500. When the PC is turned on nothing happens. Some lights above the keyboard turns on, that's all. The light indicators are battery, "1", "A" and arrow down.She is using the correct AC adaptor. Please?

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  • ravi chavan Nov 26, 2007

    got a same e500 armada.. when power switched, all led's glow once, but no display, i checked opening it, the cooling fan is also off but the cpu is getting warm, i have not checked the ram yet as there is no response from the cpu fan.. not sure, please help me..



  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    same problem

  • ravi chavan Dec 05, 2007

    hello there..

    ya there are two ram modules, i removed one by one and checked, but in vain, i also tried it without the ram where i thaught it would give long beeps like on desktop boards, but no beep.. is the board faulty???i dont have spare working ram to check, what do i do???

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    got a same e500 armada.. when power switched, all led's glow once, but no display, i checked opening it, the cooling fan is also off but the cpu is getting warm, i have not checked the ram yet as there is no response from the cpu fan.. not sure, please help me..



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You say the LCD display is black on power up. Are you absolutely sure? Sometimes the backlight on these LCDs burnout and the display is very very dim. If this is the case then it's an LCD issue. If not then connect the laptop to a monitor and toggle the screen to monitor. If the E500 video displays correctly on the monitor then I say you have a 95% chance of an LCD issue.

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I'd reseat the memory first. If there are two pieces, take first one, then the other alone in the system. Possibly bad memory. If that's not it, the lcd cable could be unplugged. Try connecting to an external monitor. If that works, it's the lcd somewhere.
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