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Laptop startup problem

I have a gateway laptop with Celeron processor. 1 gig of ram and 1.5g processor. Running XP Home edition. This laptop will occasionally start and run fine. It seems like I have to have the laptop sitting perfectly flat or it hangs up when I try to power up. When it hangs, I don't even getting a picture on the screen. I have checked the RAM and it is fine. I've pulled the hard drive and tried to start the machine with the same poor results. I've pulled the wireless adapter and that didn't make a difference. I did have the screen replaced a while back, but it worked fine for a while. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping the motherboard isn't flaking out on me.

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If it has been banged around at all it's possible that the MB could be cracked. You could check the bottom screws to make sure they are tight as they sometimes get loose over time. Blowing out the heatsink vents with a can of compressed air or a shop air hose will often cure cpu overheat problems that usually causes lock ups.
Reseating the video connector on the MB can also cure a flaky video problem, but that usually entails some disassembly of the laptop.

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