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Does it stay on with no RAM and/or CPU

I got a satellite m45 s265 it froze on my and crash after that. Then it didn't want to boot up so i took it apart and check everything is seated correctly (RAM and CPU) check all the cables if it was all connected. There was nothing wrong but some dust on my cooling fan. I removed it and put everything togther and it won't boot up. So I left it for an hour or two. And tried again, then finally it boot up and I was able to run a full check disk and let it stay on all nite that nite. I was still running the next morning, until late after noon when I tried to use it, scrolling around my desktop then my the cursor froze and the keyboard didn't work also. So i waited and it came back to life, then a few minutes later it jus shut off by itself. And i tried to booting it up again, but it wont. Before the I press the power button I can see the ac adapter and battery lite is on, and when i press the power button it turns on, I can hear my fan turning on and dvd drive checking for a disc and my hard drive clicking. Then after my hard drive clicked it jus shutoff again. And everytime I try to turn it on, the same thing happen over and over again. Any suggestion of troubleshooting this problem.

Here is what I have done so far:

I have tried testing the RAM and it works on another laptop.
Tried turning it on with no harddrive, same result.
Tried it with no RAM, same result,
Also tried with no CPU same result.

From my understanding the laptop should power up with no RAM and CPU is that correct?

I think its a bad CPU or motherboard.

Please HELP!!!!!

Thanks in advance

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  • truong808 Jan 06, 2008

    so it doesn't power up at all... I thought it won't boot but atleast power up to give you signals like beeping sounds for no RAM. But I haven't tried testing my hard drive b/c i don't have access to another pc.. but when the problem occur and when i took everything apart and put together and got it to run.. i ran a check disk and i left it running all day.. until i tried to use it.. and it froze.. so any idea on that..

    Do you think i have malware or virus on my hdd??

    But I'll try to test out my hdd and let you know..

    Thanks for you help

  • truong808 Jan 06, 2008

    I have symantec antivirus.. well i can't test my RAM that way b/c my laptop wont boot...

    Thanks tho...

  • truong808 Jan 06, 2008

    Thank you and sorry for any bad.. but thanks



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Laptop will def not power up without ram or cpu.

Can you test the hard drive in another pc?

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • Graeme Fallows Jan 06, 2008

    Sorry my mistake it should make some kinda noise if ram bad yes.

    By power on i thought you meant boot into bios.

    You need a program called memtest that will test if the ram is producing any errors at all. Its a bootable test program that runs from a cd.

    Could be a virus etc. What spyware and antivirus programs do you use?

  • Graeme Fallows Jan 06, 2008

    sorry but u said u had it running doing test prog then it froze....

    Norton is not a good av progy but a virus would not explain your problems.

    Get hard drive tested :)



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