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Dead laptop We have a laptop that just won't power -up.No sound, no beeps no screen activity. Am I right in thinking the motherboard is at fault.

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  • lecky4 Apr 26, 2008

    I know power is getting to it as we get the external power LED comes on and after 2/3 seconds the caps lock LED and one other flash and thats all the thing does.

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Check the power supply-check the power pack-

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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Try to reset the computer.

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Why doesn't my Dell XPS 8500 boot up?


hold the power button in for a count of 8 and it should shut all the way down. Then try and turn it back on

If it still does not boot, do you still have a warranty? Could be motherboard gone bad. Usually if it is memory or video your will hear beeps

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My lenovo laptop z61m on switches on, but no screen is displayed and their are no beep sounds


test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) Sata make sure they have dust free secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?


even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust


if you remove the graphics card to clean the socket replace it

restart the computer the found new hardware wizard should activate


hope this helps

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Hi my laptop developed a strange problem. I formatted the system drive and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 ultimate sp1. now at the boot up the laptop makes loud annoying ringing bell sound for a few...


Is the "ringing bell" sound a series of beeps? A computer will have beep codes at start up for the user to identify system errors. Count the beeps, one long and 2 short or 3 short beeps or one continuous beep, etc. Then you can search to find what that specific beep code stands for. As for the the touchpad you may need to go into the system properties, right click on my computer, click properties and then click device manager on right. Click the "+" next to mice and other pointing devices. Double click on the touchpad device and then the driver tab. Click update driver and see if it finds a better driver. Or do a windows update. Sometimes the problem can be fixed there. Lastly, and oddly enough, try to take out your battery when the power cord is plugged in. I have seen cases where a bad battery can cause problems with the touchpad and keyboard. I hope one of these helps!

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Tower powering up then.beeping and not doing anything just continuous beeping inside box


NOTE: Before making any attempt to remove or replace any part inside the casing, ensure that the power is off.

Well, the first thing that might be causing this is your memory card (RAM). Try to remove it and place it in another memory slot on the motherboard.

To be sure if your motherboard is still in good working condition, remove the memory card and power on the PC.

You should hear continuous beep sounds.

If you hear this then your motherboard is fine.

If placing the memory card in another slot does not work then the problem lies with the memory card itself. You will need to replace it.

It could also be that some faulting PCI cards are causing this error.

Try to remove your PCI cards. Normally a faulting PCI modem causes this type of error. Remove it and then power on the pc.

The processor cannot be faulty but still if you want to check it, remove the CPU Cooler fan. Then turn on the PC.

Place your finger on the processor for 2 seconds. You should find the processor heating up. Then turn it off immediately. If this works then your processor is good.
Remember not to leave it ON for more than 5 secs.


Any doubts you can contact a technician through the website

www.thebestpcdoctor.com

Toll Free: 877 407 8229

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No display in motherboard help me my number is 7890360208


Hi,
Do this motherboard beeping sound code first.
1. No beeps means short, no power and loose M.B. peripherals(VGA). (need to change Motherboard).
2. One beep means everything is working good.
3. Two beeps means CMOS error (need change bios rom ic).
4. Continuous beeps means memory not detected (try to clean slot and change memory).
5. One long beep, two short beeps means Videocard external loose or defective parts.

I hope this information will be helpful to you.
Regards

Jul 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

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The fact that the computer wouldn't turn on tells me that the liquid managed to make its way to the motherboard..and when liquid touches that it isn't going to do anything nice, especially if there was power circulating through it when the liquid hit it. The best practice when liquid comes into contact with electronics is to remove all power sources and do not turn it on unless you're absolutely certain that the components are completely dry. In the case of a laptop this wouldn't be possible unless it had been taken apart. Chances are that the liquid shorted something. When you press the power button on the laptop do the fans come on along with a POST screen? The POST screen is the first screen that pops up when you turn the computer on, white text on a black background. They're all pretty unique between computers but they usually describe things such as memory/BIOS and also are often accompanied by an audible beep. If this screen does pop up, ARE there any audible beeps? If you hit the power button and nothing happens (no fans, no POST) chances are the power supply and/or the motherboard are blown and you will need to have a technician look at it.

Sorry I couldn't give you better news.

Hope this helps.

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Everytime i boot my pc,it beeps 2x,then black screen,so i have to reboot again


The beeping is caused by your computers POST( Power On Self Test - learn something new everyday! ;) )
Find your motherboard manual, and have a look in it for beep codes, or error codes. The number of beeps will let you know what kind of problem you're dealing with.
If all is well in POST, your computer should only beep once, and continue.
Can you get into BIOS at all, or does it just show you your videocard info on bootup, then black screen?

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Without knowing what motherboard is in the unit - it will be difficult to determine what the 4 beeps means.

Generally, 4 beeps means issues with :

- memory
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- keyboard
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Things to try -

- make sure there is no keys stuck down
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If this does not work, your problem may be more serious. Let us know the results of the above suggestions.

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