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Gateway solo 1450 laptop will not power up.


1. remove main battery and test with just ac charger.
2. test ac charger with multimeter or test notebook with good charger.
3. remove any memory, then test each stick once at a time in each slot.
4. if only 1 stick, get and test with a known good stick, in each slot.
5. plug into external monitor and then power on to test if its a screen issue.
6. clear bios - usually by removing main AND BIOS battery, wait 5 mins.
7. remove all hardware - hdd, odd, wlan, modem, etc and test.
8. remove mainboard, reseat cpu, benchtest
9. test power is getting past DC port - ie, DC port is not broken...

if fails on bench after clearing bios, reseating cpu, with different sticks of memory tested in each slot, with a known good AC charger, and dc port is undamaged, the board is faulty.

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1)How to find and remove the hard drive on the IBM ThinkPad T22 2647. 2)The comp appears to start but screen is blank


hi


to remove the hard disk, remove screws from small hard disk drive door (loacted on back of notebook), disconnect the hard disk by removing two screws (if applicable) pull tab to remove disk.

OR -----

if you do eventually get access to your operating system , when computer runs normally ---

run this test ,, read carefully and follow instructions - go to this link and download the program first

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70578

then follow instructions below.

Windows XP
  1. Click Start, select Search, then click All files and folders.
  2. Type hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe in the search field, then click Search. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe icon.
  4. PC-Doctor for Windows will be installed on your system.
How to Run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
Summary
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is a diagnostic tool that tests the hard drives in Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Lenovo 3000 computers running Windows XP or Vista released after January 2004. If you are experiencing issues with your Lenovo product, you may run this test to determine if your issues are hard drive related.
Running Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
To run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test from Windows, follow these steps:
1. Download the test to your computer.
2. Run the application install and choose the defaults. Once installed, the application will be placed under a "Lenovo Services" choice on your Start Menu.
3. If the application detects that the Lenovo System Toolbox is already installed, it will ask whether you want to continue the installation. This is because the new hard drive test is installed by default as part of the Lenovo System Toolbox.
4. Choose a drive if you have more than one drive.
5. Start the Test
Testing in process:
1. The test may take 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size and speed of the drive.
2. When the diagnostics are complete, a message will be displayed indicating that test "Passed", "Failed", or "further testing is required to verify the drive's proper operation". If further testing is required, start running the extended test. The test may take more than an hour depending on the size and speed of the drive.
3. When the diagnostics are complete the extended test, a message will be displayed indicating that the test Passed" or Failed".
4. If the test failed, contact Lenovo Support Center
Note: Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is included in http://www.lenovo.com/systemtoolbox
Lenovo System Toolbox is a full application of computer diagnostics utilities.

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It said problem on hard disk, install hard disk.. how to install where to get it my netbook has no dvd/cd compress HP mini


Hi,
Many computer problems are related to soft failures on the hard drive. The comprehensive portion of the HP Hard Drive Self Test repairs soft errors on the hard drive, but does not report the errors. After the test completes, be sure to restart the computer to determine if the test repaired any problems you are experiencing with your computer. If the computer has two hard drives, you should select the multi-bay test option and test each drive separately.
  1. Plug the AC Adapter into the computer.
  2. Turn off the computer and wait 5 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button to start the computer and repeatedly press the f10 key to enter the BIOS Setup menu.
  4. Use the Right Arrow or Left Arrow keys to navigate through the menu selection to locate the Primary Hard Drive Self Test option. Depending on your BIOS, this may be located below either Diagnostics or Tools .
  5. Select Primary Hard Drive Self Test , and then press the Enter key to start the test. NOTE: The exact wording of the option for your particular BIOS may be slightly different.
The Hard Drive Self Test performs a Quick Test followed by a Comprehensive Test . During each test, the window displays a status bar and an estimated time to completion. See HP Notebook PCs - Testing a Hard Disk using the Built in Self Test for additional information.
  • If any test fails , contact HP service and support for instructions on how to order a replacement hard drive.
  • If all of the tests pass, the hard drive is not damaged. As a rule, HP will not replace a hard drive under warranty that does not fail the HP Hard Drive Self Test.
  • If there is no physical problem with the hard drive or memory, then try reinstalling your Windows operating system to troubleshoot the problem.
Instruction on how to Install a new HDD
Please follow the link
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Hard drive crashed


Many computer problems are related to soft failures on the hard drive. The comprehensive portion of the HP Hard Drive Self Test repairs soft errors on the hard drive, but does not report the errors. After the test completes, be sure to restart the computer to determine if the test repaired any problems you are experiencing with your computer.
  1. Plug the AC Adapter into the computer.
  2. Turn off the computer and wait 5 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button to start the computer and repeatedly press the f10 key to enter the BIOS Setup menu.
  4. Use the Right Arrow or Left Arrow keys to navigate through the menu selection to locate the Primary Hard Drive Self Test option. Depending on your BIOS, this may be located below either Diagnostics or Tools .
  5. Select Primary Hard Drive Self Test , and then press the Enter key to start the test.

NOTE:
The exact wording of the option for your particular BIOS may be slightly different.
The Hard Drive Self Test performs a Quick Test followed by a Comprehensive Test . During each test, the window displays a status bar and an estimated time to completion. See HP Notebook PCs - Testing a Hard Disk using the Built in Self Test for additional information.
  • If any test fails , contact HP service and support for instructions on how to order a replacement hard drive.
  • If all of the tests pass, the hard drive is not damaged. As a rule, HP will not replace a hard drive under warranty that does not fail the HP Hard Drive Self Test.
  • If there is no physical problem with the hard drive or memory, then try reinstalling your Windows operating system to troubleshoot the problem.
If it fails then you need to replace the HDD. If you can provide me the product no. then I would be able to find the exact part no.of the HDD.
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Hi there,

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Compaq 615 froze with no display and fan whirring.


1. If the notebook computer is running solely on battery power, plug the AC adapter into the notebook.
2. Shut down the computer if it is running.
3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
4. Press f10 when the HP/Compaq logo displays.
5. After the BIOS Setup Utility displays, use the Right Arrow key to select the Diagnostics menu.
6. Select HDD Self-Test options .
7. Press enter to display a list of HDD/Self-Test options.
8. Select Notebook Hard Drive and then press f10 to display an Estimated test time .
9. Press f10 to continue. The Hard Drive Self Test executes a Quick test , a Comprehensive test, and a SMART test.
If test reports pass then perform installation of OS
else hard drive has gone bad

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The issue might be due hardware malfunction or lack of system performance or corrupt os.

perform hard drive self test:
Hard Drive Self Test:
1. If the notebook computer is running solely on battery power, plug the AC adapter into the notebook.
2. Shut down the computer if it is running.
3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
4. Press f10 when the HP/Compaq logo displays.
5. After the BIOS Setup Utility displays, use the Right Arrow key to select the Diagnostics menu.
6. Select HDD Self-Test options .
7. Press enter to display a list of HDD/Self-Test options.
8. Select Notebook Hard Drive and then press f10 to display an Estimated test time .
9. Press f10 to continue. The Hard Drive Self Test executes a Quick test , a Comprehensive test, and a SMART test.

If test pass then perform below steps:
Improve system performance:
Follow the steps provided in the below url:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00815926

if persists, restore the ntoebook to factory settings.following below steps in the url
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00809678&product=18703:

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I have included some directions from HP about using an embedded Hard drive test. This is done using the BIOS. Try this to rule out a hard drive problem. This is supposed to also repair some hard drive issues. Then, we can go from there.

Brian

Perform a hard drive self test Many computer problems are related to soft failures on the hard drive. The comprehensive portion of the HP Hard Drive Self Test repairs soft errors on the hard drive, but does not report the errors. After the test completes, be sure to restart the computer to determine if the test repaired any problems you are experiencing with your computer. To use the HP Hard Drive Self Test, follow the steps below. NOTE: If the notebook computer is configured with two hard drives, then it may be necessary to test each drive separately.
  1. If the notebook computer is running solely on battery power, plug the AC adapter into the notebook.
  2. Shut down the computer if it is running.
  3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
  4. Press f10 when the HP/Compaq logo displays.
  5. After the BIOS Setup Utility displays, use the Right Arrow key to select the Diagnostics menu.
  6. Select HDD Self-Test options .
  7. Press enter to display a list of HDD/Self-Test options.
  8. Select Notebook Hard Drive and then press f10 to display an Estimated test time .
  9. Press f10 to continue. The Hard Drive Self Test executes a Quick test , a Comprehensive test, and a SMART test.
If any test fails , contact HP for instructions on how to order a replacement hard drive. If all of the tests pass, the hard drive is not damaged. As a rule, HP does not replace a hard drive that is under warranty if it does not fail the HP Hard Drive Self Test.

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