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Nc4010 laptop not booting

When laptop hanged between some task, i removed the battery to reset, but i forgot to remove the power cable before that. any way it was working fine after that. after two three restart, it suddenly stopped to boot.

it just blinks orange/amber LED 9 times when i press power button when on AC or battery. there is no beep, no fan, no display, no green power LED.

i have tried pressing power button for 1 minute after removing both power sources, and reseating RAM modules, resetting bios etc..

i have no idea what is causing this. any help will be greatly appreciated..

darshan suku

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  • mnd_fl Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have pulled the HD, the NIC card and I still get just the blinks.

    However, I am pretty sure that the blinks are 8 short and 1 long blink. These remind me of the Bios BEEP codes on a desktop, so I am thinking that these blinks might be a BIOS code.

    But I can't find any info on what they may mean..




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