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Notebook not starting and screen remains blank.

The laptop starts makes some noise but seems to stop. The Numlock LED flashes but screen is blank. The fan appears to remain on and other lights are on as well. Any idea what could be wrong? Do I have a dead CPU? I took the RAM out and it gave 3 beeps but nothing showed on screen. IF it was a bad CPU would the screen still show? Or do i have a dead mobo?

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Re: Notebook not starting and screen remains blank.

Is the light flashing for 10 seconds and then shutting the laptop back down?
This could be a number of things. 1. The memory needs to be re-seated in the motherboard (or it is bad) 2. The battery is bad. 
If reseating the memory does not take care of the problem, remove the battery and power up the laptop on just the AC adapter (power cord). Once it comes up, you can put the battery back in, and hope that it takes a charge. You can get a replacement battery for pretty cheap online. That has fixed most of them I have had to deal with.
Good Luck! James

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Re: Notebook not starting and screen remains blank.

This will be easer than you think.
first unplug power cord,pull out your battery and test it by pushing the button on the battery. It will be dead. leave it out. plug in power cord, nothing should work. test your power cord. if nothing than test lower on the cord it might be the plug in that plugs into the laptop. what happens is the battery get to low and the lappy goes into a safe mode . you will need a charged battery to get it to boot.

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