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450sx4 gateway laptop troubleshooting.

RANDOM CRASHES, BOOTS OCCASSIONALLY, IMAGES DISTORTED WITH MOUSE TRAILS ALL OVER.
RESETS INTO DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS RANDOMLY

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  • NYARANGA Feb 08, 2008

    Thanks for yours,problem still not solved.

    the fan runs well.

    the problem erupts anyhowly.

    at times it boots well then sudden shutdown.

    initially it was very slow,then started.

    re-formatindg never helped.

    cdrom works well,

  • NYARANGA Mar 01, 2008

    Thanks, however the problem still persists,random and unpredictable crushes are common, it hadly boots successfuly not until twisted twisted us if there is aloose joint but the power indicator is present.

    tried on my tv/monitor but the same.

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I have a similar problem. Nyaranga gave me the idea of changing out the Ram Memory. Instead, I just added an additional chip. So far, the screen has come up and the computer is running fine. You may email me at a later time, and I will tell you if it is still working. Thank you Nyaranga for this helpful suggestion.

Apppreciatively,

Sam Crowe.

Now I have another question. I have an HP dv5116nr notebook.which looks to be in beautiful shape. Problem: The computer tries to boot, a screen appears giving me an F10 and an Esc choice. Neither one of these keys works. The computer then just completely shuts down. I cannot get it into bios. I have reset the bios by removing the battery for quite awhile. Still having the same problem. Replaced the Hard Drive. Still the same problem. I borrow a memory chip from this computer to fix the problem with the above computer from first problem. I added one of the dv5116nr chips to the 450SX$ that is now working fine.

Do you have any more good ideas?

Thank you,

Sam Crowe
samcrowe61@sbcglobal.net

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Does it do this when it's running on just the battery with no AC ,or does it only do it when running on ac adapter ? If it only behaves this way when using the ac adapter,then the ac adapter is bad.
Can you hear your fan running in your laptop ? If not, your processor may be overheating(which would also cause problems like this).
However,If it behaves this way when running only on battery,then I would think you need to replace one or more of your memory chips (DIMM'S).

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

  • Albert Benjamin
    Albert Benjamin Feb 09, 2008

    Then it's gotta be either the memory ,or the driver software for your video. Try the driver software first.

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