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Start up problems

When I turn on my laptop from cold it starts with a grey screen and you have to turn it back off again by holding down the power button for several seconds, then turn on again and it starts

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Re: Start up problems

Hi, try to locate the RAM in the system, clean the contacts and place it back,you shall be ok.. let me know

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