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Display failure after having lid closed while running

When i let the 8500 run with the lid closed, after some time, the display stops working and there is only a thin, 1-2 pixel high line at the bottom of the display. after a few minutes of powered-off rest, this problem is gone.

the machine also suffers from intermittent hard disk reading problems at bootup, which occur irregularly. they seem to be unrelated to the hard disk itself, since it runs fine in an external USB case.

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  • roiplek Jan 27, 2008

    hello. your solution does not apply to my problem, since i am using a DELL INSPIRON 8500 LAPTOP.
    you obviously did not take that into account. sorry for your wasted time.

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The solution to your problem is probably not the monitor, follow these steps:
1. Connect and boot your computer with 2 different monitors.
2. If it does'nt work with either of them the problem is from another computer component.
Posible Problems:
1. Your video card may be damaged or moved from it's slot.
2. Your proccessor may be damaged.
Posible solutions:
1. If you have computer hardware knowledge open the case
2. Remove the Video card.
3. Insert it back or insert another video card from a friend.(if it works with your friends card, obviously the video card is the problem)
4. Restart your computer and see if it works.
Now if it does'nt work after that you will have to replace your proccessor with one that works, from a friend, because you say your computer boots but if your monitor doesn't work you don't know for sure if it boots corectly.
The steps above are only for people with hardware knowledge, if that is not your case you should contact a computer service.

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It is possible that is a virus, especially as you did nothing that could have damaged the hardware. However - one other thing that may be causing this is a failed power supply. It may be that the computer is no longer getting enough power to run the graphics card properly. You could try removing any PCI cards and extra fans (appart from the CPU fan obviously) to see if that allows the PSU to provide more power to the graphics card. But there's no guarantees...how old is the PSU and is it branded?

Also, did you download anything whilst on the internet before hand? Or click yes to any of those warning prompts?

Id say the chances of it being a BIOS destryoing virus arnt too high, unless you already have suspicions about this.
Have you moved the machine at all ?

or else

Another thing that can cause ýour problem is if the CPU is dead or if clock frequencies/memory timings are wrongly set. You might want to try reseting the CMOS by removing the mobo battery...although its hard to see how this could be the case if you haven't messed around with it.
Does the computer give you the single POST beep? Is there no BEEP? (Do you have the system speaker attached, check this first ) Or is the beep different to usual? If you do have a working speaker, you should be able to rule out a few things. I mean, if there is no continual series of beeps, it's not your memory, if you don't hear a long beep, its not your graphics card. Reset your CMOS (check your motherboard manual, usually involves moving a jumper then moving it back).

Let us know how things turn out and don?t forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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    PRIYABRAT PATTANAIK Jan 27, 2008

    it is working in my pc, hope it will work at yours too

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It filled up with water and when I closed the lid it just wouldn't work. I checked all the plugs and fuses and besides all this I have all my clothes in the machine soaking. Help please?


check the lid switch,you could have broke it when you closed the lid.also next time you write send the model number,open the lid,get a screw driver and stick it in the hole on top,that's the lid switch set the timer to spin,or close the lid then open it an inch and close it and open it if you don't hear a clicking sound the lid switch is bad.all the lid switch does is to stop the washer from running with the lid open for safety reasons

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Whirlpool Calypso Washing Machine Error Code Explanations And Repair


Failure - Code Condition - Check/Repair

PF - Power Failure - PF flashes if the washer loses power during a running cycle. The washer does not flash PF when it is first plugged in.

Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost -OR- Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle.

FL - Flood Condition - FL flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for FL to be displayed.

With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.

ER - Processor Reset Error - This error code is displayed if the control failed to save cycle information during a power failure. This does not generate an error code beep.

LF - Long Fill - If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and LF is flashed.

CE - Communications Error - If there is any breakdown in communication between the machine controller and the motor controller, CE flashes and the unit beeps once.

Some common causes of CE errors include:
  • Conformal coating on serial communications pins between the machine controller and motor controller. After disconnecting power to the unit, try scraping this coating off the pins.
  • Check the resistance values between the serial communications pins with the connectors in place. Make sure the harness does not have a bad connection.
  • Check the quick disconnect at the motor terminal. The drive motor must be hooked up properly or a CE error will occur.
  • Drive motor thermal protector has opened.
  • Motor controller is not powered or fuse has opened. Replace motor controller.

LD - Long Drain - LD flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.

CA or CL - Average current limit or Instantaneous current limit - If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either CA for average current limit trip or CL for instantaneous current limit trip.

  • Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.
  • Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings. This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.

OB - Off Balance - If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an OB for Off Balance.

The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

SR - Stuck Relay - SR signifies a failure of the relay in the closed position. With this failure, power to the motor controller cannot be turned off by the machine controller.

The machine control board may have a bad relay and may need to be replaced. Check pins 1 and 5 of P16 of the machine controller and pins 1 and 2 of P1 of the motor controller. This should have AC line voltage when the motor controller is powered.

LS - Lid Switch Error - The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the stat if the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.

This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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My washer begin washing but the stop and has the code lp what sim to be the problem?


This are the only codes for your washer. hope this help. WHIRLPOOL Calypso Washing Machine Failure Code Condition Check/Repair "PF" Power Failure "PF" flashes if the washer loses power during a running cycle. The washer does not flash "PF" when it is first plugged in.
Press START to continue the cycle from the moment that power was lost

-OR-

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle. "FL" Flood Condition "FL" flashes if any overfill condition occurs. This condition occurs when excessive water in the tub causes the overfill switch to trip. The control must realize that the trip was due to an overfill condition instead of a suds lack condition in order for "FL" to be displayed
With an overfill condition, the beeper repeats a warning every 10 seconds with no time-out. The pump is cycled in drain mode for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until the overfill switch resets or power is discontinued to the unit.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Er" Processor Reset Error This error code is displayed if the control failed to save cycle information during a power failure. This does not generate an error code beep.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "LF" Long Fill If the water fill time exceeds ten minutes, the water valves are turned off and "LF" is flashed.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "CE" Communications Error If there is any breakdown in communication between the machine controller and the motor controller, "CE" flashes and the unit beeps once.
Some common causes of "CE" errors include:
·Conformal coating on serial communications pins between the machine controller and motor controller. After disconnecting power to the unit, try scraping this coating off the pins.
· Check the resistance values between the serial communications pins with the connectors in place. Make sure the harness does not have a bad connection.
· Check the quick disconnect at the motor terminal. The drive motor must be hooked up properly or a "CE" error will occur.
· Drive motor thermal protector has opened.
·Motor controller is not powered or fuse has opened. Replace motor controller.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Ld" Long Drain "Ld" flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "CA"
"Cl" Average current limit Or
Instantaneous current limit If a status signal comes back from the motor controller that a current limit has been breached, the unit will return to standby mode and display either "CA" for average current limit trip or "Cl" for instantaneous current limit trip.
Average current trip occurs if there is a 2 second average of current draw greater than 5.55 amps at the motor windings.
Instantaneous current trip occurs if there is a spike of 26 amps instantly at the motor windings.
This may signify problems with the drive motor, thermal protector, or motor controller. Over-loading the unit may cause this problem.
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display "ob" Off Balance If the motor controller detects an unrecoverable off-balance condition, the machine controller will shut down and display an "ob" for Off Balance
The lid switch must be opened at least once before restarting the cycle, if this condition occurs. Opening the lid will allow the customer to view and redistribute the load.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "Sr" Stuck Relay "Sr" signifies a failure of the relay in the closed position. With this failure, power to the motor controller cannot be turned off by the machine controller.
The machine control board may have a bad relay and may need to be replaced. Check pins 1 and 5 of P16 of the machine controller and pins 1 and 2 of P1 of the motor controller. This should have AC line voltage when the motor controller is powered.

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display. "LS" Lid Switch Error The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the stat if the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition.
This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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is it a kenmore?if so open and close the lid,if you don't hear a clicking sound when you close down the lid the lid switch is broken,it's a safety so you can't run the machine with the lid up,if the switch is broke it kills the power to the washer.next time send the model number and let me know how you make out

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ss13679,
I believe your code is actually 'LS'. This codes shows up when the controller cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly. This error code may also be used if there is a diagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch. The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition. This code will also appear if you press the start key while the lid is open. Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.

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There are 3 parts to standby. Your version of windows must support it. You have the utility enabled and working. The display switch must be operating.

If you have checked the power utility setting and are sure they are right and the utility is installed operating right then your problem is the lid switch.

On some models you can see it under or along the bottom edge of the screen. To check if it is working use something like a tooth pick to depress the switch. The display should at least blink out when fully closed. If you can't find it or get at it you can close the display and try to spot any light coming from the screen. It should be easy to see but if nothing else try a dark room. The display should go dark as the lid closes fully. It will be pretty close to when its down so can be hard to see when.

If the display is working after you close then the switch needs replacement. If it goes dark then I would reinstall the power utility as something may have got corrupted.

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Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.

Read below

First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If
equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed.
Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will
not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.
The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for
service.
Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.


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SL = Suds Lock

SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.
This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch.

The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition. This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

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