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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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Re: no display

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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Beyond that, tell us everything you're seeing and hearing when you try to boot.
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NO display.1 beep followed by 4 beeps.


try remove and clean the memory and the insert it again.. if this not solve you need to replace it.

may this help,


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I have been able to keep such a laptop alive for a while by using a laptop stand that has fans built into it, which usually provide enough cooling by pulling hot air away from the system.

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