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Boots halfway and dies

My four year old 1100 suddenly wouldn't boot at all, but then later booted about halfway - showing the first screen and the bar moving along at the bottom of that screen. But before the bar completed its journey, the screen went dark and the computer turned off. And then it wouldn't boot at all after several tries, and then it suddenly tried to boot again - got halfway again and died again. I've taken the battery in an out and the power cord as well. Cleaned the heatsink, moved the RAM from one slot to the other. Still the same problem. Occasionally tries to boot, but can't complete the task and dies. Help - any ideas?

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  • Andy1952 Nov 27, 2007

    I read on another site about the hibernate sensor that is located on the underside if the touchpad. Apparently it becomes desensitized over time and the machine wants to be in permanent hibernate mode. I opened up the computer, located the cylindrical item described on the other site and removed it. Put things back together and the machine started right up and works without a problem - except it no longer goes into hibernate mode when I shut the cover. Not a problem compared to a computer that doesn't work... Thanks for your response.



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One from all problems can be:

Hdd problem or power suply

If u have another hdd change it and try

Let me know if u got help?

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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    arben pllana Nov 27, 2007

    Go to the BIOS and pres DEL.When u are in BIOS use UP DOWN key and go to the MENAGMENT SETUP MENY.Then go to the AUTOSAVE TO FILE OPTION

    Hit minus - KEY AND CHANGE IT TO DESABLED..PRES ESC to exit from power menagment meny and pres Y to save and exit...

    Let me know if u got help!!!



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