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Upon power up, the screen shows little smiley faces. I tried removing the battery, hard drive, and AC Adapter, pressed the power button for 15 seconds, then reconnected the AC Adapter. I get the same issue.

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After power up check the num lock led on laptop keyboard if it is turn on and off when you press num lock key then your laptop is working fine. Only issue with display screen resolution for that when you power up the computer press F8 key so you can see safe mode and other menu enter in "Enable vga mode " then go to start menu->control panel->display ->property->settings change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply then restart . But if you are not able to see any menu after pressing F8 then you need to open back cover of laptop then Reconnect RAM memory.Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes then reconnect then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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4. Press the power button and hold it for 15 seconds,
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Restart the laptop.

If the problem persist,
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