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Wont start up

Started going slow n shut down 2/3 times now wont boot at all,only starts and will accept the password then only shows a short white bar flashing at the top left of the screen,
if restarted and press F2 it will show the bios after ir accepts password.
Doesnt seem to be able to read any thing ,i put a disc in the reader and it spins ok but wont read either
any suggestions please

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  • rfb640 Dec 01, 2007

    ok ill try it when i get home thanks

  • rfb640 Dec 02, 2007


    Thanks ur help but nothing worked

    my bios is detecting my hard drive but as soon as i exit bios my little white cursur comes back on the screen

    I also let it run with all the screws loose and the key board off but alwasys the same,,the cooling fan operates ok !!!!!!!!!

    I even twisted the chassi but all to no availolny one thing i did find once it was stripped

    in the middle of the space were the keyboard was there is an L shaped opening with a black chip of some kind,it gets very hot but not hot enough to melt the plastic coveri dont want to through it away as its been my companion for the last 3 years n never gave me any problems now it SICK. HELP

  • rfb640 Dec 03, 2007

    Hi Romeet

    Yes I did, all i get is the curser still blinking and nothing else

    it doest seem to be able to read any thing at all.

    i also checked the voltage and its ok ,i removed the battery n tried

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRR it dont want to work.





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Hello rfb640,

This is Romeet, i would like to help you with this problem. Please go into the BIOS and check if the hard disk is detected? if it is then remove the hard disk from the laptop and turn on, check if you get any error message for " disk boot failure" or something of that effect or you continue recieving the white cursor?


Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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    Romeet Barmeda Dec 02, 2007

    Hmm,did u try removing the hard disk physically from the laptop and then booting without it.Check if this gives you any error.



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