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No display My friend's laptop doesn't seem to work, so she enlisted my help. When you turn it on, the fan runs for a couple seconds, then stops. The green power light is lit, but the screen remains black as night. Once, I got it to boot to the Windows login screen, and then the machine froze. I hooked up an external monitor and played with the "CRT/LCD" selector, but still nothing. I've reseated the DIMM card on the bottom (not the one under the keyboard), the hard drive, the connectors for the display and the keyboard, all to no avail. Any other thoughts? Should I go after the internal RAM under the keyboard (I read that it can be tricksy)?

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  • BraddyB Mar 05, 2008

    I found the internal RAM under the keyboard, and re-seated it. Still nothing. The screen is completely blank. If the hard-drive was dead, I would still get some kind of display from the BIOS, correct? And if the LCD was dead, I would think I would still get a signal to an external monitor. If one/both of the DIMM cards died, could that possibly produce these lifeless symptoms?

  • BraddyB Mar 06, 2008

    I swapped DIMM A and DIMM B, since both cards were identical, and I got some action out of the machine, but it's still very intermittent. It actually booted up completely once, but then froze up a minute later, and wouldn't boot again. I think you're right, the motherboard seems to be cooked. Thank-you for your help nonetheless.

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Try the RAM under the keyboard. Try reseating it. Have you added any additional hardware or installed any other software lately?

Do you know how to boot into safe mode? Try that... (Press F8 at boot-up. In the list of options, select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking).

Please update me of your progress.

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  • Mrunal Mody Mar 05, 2008

    If there is something wrong with the board, then these symptoms are also triggered. I had a laptop once that would power on but there would be no display. When troubleshooting the problem with the manufacturer, the resolution was to replace the system board (mother board).

    Sorry :(

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