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Laptop turns on but nothing shows on screen

Laptop turns on nothing shows on screen, the hard drive light comes on solid for about 30 seconds then goes off. Power light is on so I know its powered up. I have put the hard drive in another computer and it seems to work ok. I put a different hard drive in laptop same problem. any ideas?

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  • ash4kel Nov 28, 2009

    I have taken it all the way down to the mother board unplug all possible connectors that I can see and reconnected them, can you tell me what the GPU looks like or where it is. finding diagrams are impossible for this thing.
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I have the same problem with my aspire 3690 and it turns out the GPU needs reseating basically the GPU needs reflowing

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

  • matty02 Nov 28, 2009

    hi the GPU looks very simulare to the Processor it will have a golden triangle in one corner and may have some think like Nvida or SIS writen on it

  • matty02 Nov 28, 2009

    another thing you could try is boot the laptop up for about 10 to 15 minutes, switch off and then back on agian, if the laptop boots as normal it could just be the thermo paste thats on the processor has worn out which is a cheap fix. I would try this before trying to reflow the GPU

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I think you should replace you RAM but 1st clean the old RAM inser it if work then ok otherwise just change you RAM If you think I am right then give me your response on JAZIB_Qurashi2000@yahoo.com

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