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Ecs desknote a928, 2ghz cpu, 1 gig ram, 60 gig 7200 rpm, win xp sp2, question: computer starts, fans run, hard drive runs, no monitor, tried external monitor and it does not work either...motherboard bad? cpu bad? memorybad????

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  • rgadkisson Aug 20, 2010

    have a ecs desknote a928, 2ghz cpu, 1 gig ram, 60 gig hard drive, computer comes on fans are running....screen does not light up..connected to external monitor and it did not light up...could this not be a cpu problem? other than the motherboard as a previous expert said to change out motherboard? memory? thanks what do you think

  • rgadkisson Aug 20, 2010

    why would it not boot to bios with Ram removed?

  • rgadkisson Aug 20, 2010

    ecs desknote a928, 2ghz cpu, 1 gig ram, 60 gig 7200 rpm, win xp sp2, question: computer starts, fans run, hard drive runs, no monitor, tried external monitor and it does not work either...motherboard bad? cpu bad? memorybad????

    why would this notebook not boot to bios with the memory stick out? then the solution would come down to cpu or motherboard, and I probably got another cpu around here that works I can stick in it to see if it will work..thanks

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    Hi there,

    There could be multiple different reasons for this.

    Possible Problems and Troubleshooting
    1) The RAM (Random Access Memory) may have gone faulty.
    2) The Motherboard may have been damaged.
    3) The CPU is faulty
    4) The Hard Disk is damaged - But then the laptop would still boot to the BIOS and tell you that no Hard Disk is detected so this is not your problem.
    5) The ribbon cable from the Motherboard to the screen is damaged - But you said that an external screen doesn't work as well so this is not your problem.

    This only leaves the RAM, CPU and Motherboard as possible problems.

    Solution
    You can buy a chip of RAM from a computer store and open the laptop and replace the RAM and test if it is working. This would be the cheapest way of finding out the problem. If it doesn't work, you will need to take your laptop to a specialist to get them to test if the problem is the CPU or the Motherboard, then you will just need to buy the part that needs to be replaced.

    Thank you for using FixYa! Have a great day and please remember to rate this solution.

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You have to toggle the outboard video feed to on. it's two keys on the keyboard so look them over. likely a control key and one of the keys at the top near the numbers. hook up another outboard monitor then try it. if it works the backlights have failed. what you can also try is shining a flashlight sideways to the screen to see if there is an image there.

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Hi there,

There could be multiple different reasons for this.

Possible Problems and Troubleshooting
1) The RAM (Random Access Memory) may have gone faulty.
2) The Motherboard may have been damaged.
3) The CPU is faulty
4) The Hard Disk is damaged - But then the laptop would still boot to the BIOS and tell you that no Hard Disk is detected so this is not your problem.
5) The ribbon cable from the Motherboard to the screen is damaged - But you said that an external screen doesn't work as well so this is not your problem.

This only leaves the RAM, CPU and Motherboard as possible problems.

Solution
You can buy a chip of RAM from a computer store and open the laptop and replace the RAM and test if it is working. This would be the cheapest way of finding out the problem. If it doesn't work, you will need to take your laptop to a specialist to get them to test if the problem is the CPU or the Motherboard, then you will just need to buy the part that needs to be replaced.

Thank you for using FixYa! Have a great day and please remember to rate this solution.

Best regards,
BearWeb

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    Dustin Ellse Aug 20, 2010

    Hi,

    A laptop will not boot without RAM in it. You can try put a different CPU in the laptop yourself but it must be the same as the one you take out. Or you can check on Google the types of CPU's that your computer can take. If you post your motherboard make and model i can search for you and find out which CPU's will work.

    Best regards,
    BearWeb

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Hello,

The problem is from the motherboard on you laptop, the motherboard on the laptop is bad and will need to be replace.

Take care.

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