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Will not boot

When I press the power button to turn on my laptop, the harddrive light button comes on along with the sound of the fan and then just stops. I have checked the power source and it seems to be fine. Can you tell me what is wrong?????

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Re: Will not boot

The problem could be a damaged RAM that the Laptop checks then turn off .. or it could be some termostat liquid spoiled on the proccessor by accident ... but i give the big suggestion to the RAM drive

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When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

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Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

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Acer aspire 5315 doesnt boot blank screen

When you power up the laptop press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios setup.
Then check your harddisk is detect or not?
Then also make sure SATA option is disabled in bios.
Then go to boot option and set first boot device as your harddrive.Then save settings and exit.
But if you even not able to enter in bios then you have reset bios settings and Refix RAM memory .
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My laptop(Toshiba Satellite A105 - S2051) wont turn on with or without battery on a/c adapter. Adapter seems to have a charge but when i plug it in and try hitting the power button nothing happens. I do...

hi, this is tricky, as the machine does seem to freeze even before booting. the fan may have become stuck, use some compressed air with the fan inlet (bicycle pump may do) to clean out some dust.

wait some time and switch on again.
observe if the green lamps for harddrive and cd-drive light up.
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the fan is broke and laptop prevents overheat damage by not booting up(buy a new fan and replace it)

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This might sound weird but it works........

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