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R52 laptop screen stays blank

When i power on my R52 laptop all of the lights initially turn on (numlock, caps, disk, etc) and then i hear a series of loud beeps and the battery light turns amber. the screen never comes on and nothing i can press for screen options on the keyboard ('Fn blue keys') gets any response.

My son keeps banging on the keys, so i hope it's just some combination he pressed that did this.

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  • hiker056 Jun 19, 2008

    Found out it's the motherboard. need to replace but cost estimate to replace it is > cost of a newer, more powerful laptop.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. Temporary fix: Push down on the middle of the keyboard when pressing the ON button to start.

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Try removing the battery and starting up just on power supply. May be a bad battery. If that doesn't work let me know.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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