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No display once i power it the hard disk light flashes once and thats it you can hear the fan rotating but there is no display no beep and it cant go off

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    Exactly the same problem. Except that occassionally the laptop runs fine for sometime and then suddenly powers off.

    So, I don't think it has anything to do with the memory. Motherboard probably has pissed.!



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It's probably motherboard or cpu. Most likely is bad motherboard.
But try to reseat the memory fist, sometime memory don't seat properly, it can cause that problem too.

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