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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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Hi, you can download a manual here:

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=AI7&fMTYPE=Socket 478&pPRODINFO=Manual

The fault could be the cpu, wrong type of ram, a faulty ram module
or a fault in the mainboard.
Check all the settings in the manual and the bios aswell.

Here is a list of beep codes:
Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

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  2. One beep - board is working fine
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  8. 1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
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  11. Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has a problem
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I have a dell inspiron 1464 laptop i3 processor n windows 7. when i turn it on it makes beep beep sound with nothing on screen totally black screen. what is the problem


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1. long beeps may indicate an issue with the motherboard.
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It may b ur RAM is Corrupt Plz Replace ur RAM if Problem is persist its mean fault in Ur Motherboard.

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Hi,

try powering the laptop on, and open/closing the lid.
this is to ensure, the closed lid catch is activating/de-activating.
you should get a beep or tone, when the lid is closed.
Or the laptop, will go into Sleep/hibernation Mode.
Also try pressing and holding the power on Button for more Than 5 seconds, This will eliminate that the laptop hasn,t gone Into sleep/hibernate Mode.
If none of this Works for You. Try removing and replacing The memory modules ( RAM ) and use 1 stick of memory in each slot individually. failing any of this. i,d suspect. Screen Inverter/tft Panel Or Motherboard Fault. Or possible graphics driver Corrupt/missing.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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