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The laptop will not boot up although lights are on. Also a light by the shift button and above the number lock are blinkling.

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If you have the original boot CD that came with the Laptop , power off the Laptop put the boot CD (the CD that contains the system files that install Windows on the hard drive) in the CD drive then power it on again.

if that does not work you may need to replace the hard drive.

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RAM sticks to be refixed. Then it will work fine

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If you are printing all CAPS then it is the Caps Locks key. It is located just above the shift key on the left side of the keyboard. There should also be a light on the laptop indicating the Caps lock is on.

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I have a fujitsu e8410 which will not start up properly, when i push the start button it shows power but then the fan comes on and the cap num and shift lock leds flash and nothing else. can you help?


When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

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My keyboard acts like the shift button is down but when i plug in a usb board it does the same thing.


Check if the CAPS LOCK is on. The key to toggle this is right above the left Shift key (next to A). There is usually a light with the indicator near the top of the keyboard (other lights for Num Lock and Scroll Lock).

You can tell if it is a Caps issue if the pressing the numbers above QWERTY give the numbers not !@ etc.

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