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Geo, since I am not sure what BIOS you have I am going out on a limb here and

assume that you have a AMI BIOS since all you get are 4 beeps and no other error
(Beep) codes. 4 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB Operational of
memory or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning and 1 Long, 3 Short
Beeps Memory Problems. So right now I would start there. Take out the RAM , THEN
insert it again , or if still the beep error, change the RAM or pull one memory stick
and then start-up. Then install the memory stick, and pull the other one. This should
reseat your memory and it should (could) work.
The "black screen of death" is usually very easy to repair on a laptop. First turn your
computer off by pressing and holding down the start button. Next unplug the
computer and then remove the battery. Press and hold down the start button for
about 60 seconds. Release the button and plug in the computer. Press the start
button and the display should return. If this does not work, try it again up to four
times. No results usually indicates a bad mother board. Hope this helps.
This is usual problem in Hps machines when they start gettin old. Four beeps thats
the motherboard problem, to narrow it down its the vga or rather graphic card. If
you have proper tools you can do this on your own . otherwise take it to a good IT
tech they will open the laptop resolder it properly and it will be fixed. I had similar
problem and i fixed it with my friend in same way.its working fine.
Also see the HP Pavilion dv6000 troubleshooting page for more information about
video chip problems (i.e. computer seems to have power to LED lights, etc., but
does not boot and just has a black screen).
Turn over your laptop and loose the screws where it shows RAM sign open the lid
deattach the RAM and switch the laptop on shut it down and attach the RAM into the
holder close the lid and lock the screws. Turn it on if it does not then take it to a
local repair shop for actual issue identification.
My brother has a gateway laptop he used for 1 1/2 years(2005-2007) until 1 day on startup it keep making
repeated beeping during booting. After windows loads up, it stops beeping but when on the internet - you
cannot type in anything! As soon as you put the mouse in the search bar to type, it types in
"...................................................................................",
all the way across as if the ".", key is stuck. I recently got great help from combat wombat for my Dell
laptop, thanks again "CW". Hoping to get some more great help again or at least to be pointed in the right
direction would be appreciated but still hoping to go 2 for 2 on tom's hardware. It's been years so the
Gateway laptop is no longer in warranty so my bro is using the old dinosaur Dell desktop from 2001 that
takes
forever
when
on
the
net,
lol.
Thank
you.

while Beeping at start up window, Switch it off Directly and take out the battery than you Press the Power
Button without the Battery and then Press the Power Button Without the battery 7-8 times. Put the Battery
back again, TAP F2 key once or twice. than you can change your BOOT Configuration to default ( It
worked for me ) then RESTART DONE ( Would take Sometime ) - See more at:
http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/73095-35-continuous-beep-start-windows-loads#sthash.UxtlhLDS.dpuf

My slightly more than a year old Acer Aspire 4740G working with Windows 7 suddenly developed an
annoying loud beeping sound and windows failed to start up. The problem was due to a stuck key. When I
pressed the on switch, windows start with a flashing courser, shows press F2 for setup, displays Windows
Starting and the beep comes on. Leaving it for about 2-3 minutes stops the beep and windows start up
normally but when restart the problem comes back. I clicked up a blank MS Word page and start typing all
the numerals. But when I typed the alphabets, the letter 'i' was not showing despite repeated pushing of
the button. SOLUTION: Very gently pull out the 'i' button with finger. Pull up the rubber flap inside the
button hole and push it back in several times. Test it to type the letter 'i'. Note: Extra care must be used
not to use too much force otherwise the plastic tab may break and the button cannot be affixed. Replaced
the button and restarted...the beeping stopped and PC started normally. Thanks for reading. - See more
at:
http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/73095-35-continuous-beep-start-windowsloads#sthash.UxtlhLDS.dpuf

Did you try cleaning the keyboard? Laptop keyboards need to be cleaned occasionally. An old toothbrush
may do the trick. You'll be surprised how much grit and hair can collect in there. Also it's good to leave the
top down when not in use, to keep dust from getting in. We had the beeping problem on the acer laptop
now, I found this thread which confirmed my suspicion of the keyboard, so gave it a good cleaning,
problem appears to be fixed. - See more at: http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/73095-35-continuous-beepstart-windows-loads#sthash.UxtlhLDS.dpufs

Problem 1.
Computer doesnt turn on at all.
Most common hardware problems
by cj2600 | posted in: Hardware, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting | 268
In this post I will summarize most common laptop hardware related problems and
give some suggestions how to troubleshoot or repair them.
Problem 1.
Computer doesnt turn on at all.

When you plug the AC adapter into the laptop, there are no lights turning on at all.
When you push on the power button, nothing happens. The laptop appears to be
completely dead, makes no sounds, no indications of life.
Possible problem:
The AC adapter failed and the battery has no charge left. In this case test the AC
adapter with a voltmeter. If its dead, replace it with a new one.
DC jack failed and the motherboard doesnt receive any power from the adapter.
In this case the DC jack has to be replaced.
Motherboard failed. The motherboard has to be replaced, if its not too expensive.
Otherwise get ready to buy a new computer.
Here are some tips for testing AC adapter and DC jack.
Also, make sure to read step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting dead laptops.
Problem 2.
Screen is blank.

The laptop turns on, power LED lights up, cooling fan works but nothing appears on
the screen. The screen is completely black and blank. There is no image on the
screen at all.
Possible problem:
This can be memory failure. Its possible one of the memory modules failed. In this
case you can try reseating memory modules to make sure they are making good
contact with the slot. You can try removing memory modules one by one and test
the laptop with only one module installed. You can try replacing memory modules.
If reseating/replacing memory doesnt help, try removing the hard drive, DVD
drive, modem, wireless card, keyboard, etc In other words, disassemble the laptop
to bare minimum and test again. If the laptop still doesnt turn on, most likely you
have failed motherboard or processor.
Read this guide for bare bone system troubleshooting.
Problem 3.
Laptop turns on and off repeatedly.

The laptop turn on without showing any image on the screen. After a few seconds it
turns off by itself. Then it turns on and off again.
Possible problem:
Most likely this is motherboard failure. You can try reseating/replacing memory as I
described in the Problem 2. If it doesnt help, probably the motherboard failed.
Problem 4.
Laptop makes noise while running.

The laptop turns on and everything works fine, except it makes some constant weird
grinding or rattling noise.
Possible problem:
In most cases this noise is coming from the cooling fan or hard drive. Take a closer
look at the cooling fan.
If the fan doesnt spin but the the laptop makes noise, probably its coming from the
hard drive. Back up all personal data as soon as possible and replace the hard drive.
Also, you can remove the hard drive and stat the laptop. If the laptop still makes
noise, most likely its bad fan.
Problem 5.
Laptop shuts down or freezes.

The laptop runs properly but after a while it freezes or shuts down without any
warning. When it happens, the bottom feels hot. Also, the cooling fan runs louder
than usual.
Possible problem:
Most likely this is heat related issue. It happens because the fan heat sink is clogged
with dust and the processor not cooling down properly. Cleaning the fan and heat
sink from dust should fix it.
Heres how you fix heat related problems.
Problem 6.
Battery not charging properly.

The battery stopped charging properly. It doesnt charge at all or charges only after
you adjust the position of AC adapter plug inside the power connector.
Possible problem:
Failed battery. If it doesnt charge completely try reconnecting the battery first.
Also, try running the laptop just from AC adapter with battery removed. If it runs
fine from AC adapter, most likely its either bad battery or failed motherboard. Try
replacing the battery first.
Failed DC power connector. If the battery charges only after you adjust the
position of AC adapter tip inside the connector, most likely this the DC jack failed.
Here are some tips for charging problems.
Problem 7.
Screen light fails.

The laptop starts properly but after a while the screen light turns off. The image still
appears on the screen but its very dark.
In some cases the screen light never starts and all you can see is a very faint
image.
Possible problem:
Most likely its either failed screen inverter or backlight lamp (CCFL) failure. When
either one fail, the backlight stops working.
In order to troubleshoot this, youll need some spare parts: either new working
inverter or known good backlight lamp.
Read how to troubleshoot backlight failure.
Problem 8.
Strange or garbled image on the screen.

The laptop turns on properly but has a distorted or garbled image on the screen.
Possible problem:
The graphics card failed. First of all, test your laptop with an external monitor or
TV. If you see the same garbled image on the external screen, most likely the
graphics card failed.
If the problem appears only on the laptop screen, this can be related to one of the
following: poor connection between the video cable and motherboard or screen.
Also can be failed video cable or screen.
Here are examples of failed video and explanations how to narrow down the
problem.
Also read why display shows strange colors.
Problem 9.
Some keyboard keys stopped working.

Some keyboard keys do not work at all or type wrong characters.


Possible problem:
Most likely the keyboard failed and they are not repairable. Read how to replace the
keyboard.
Problem 10.
Keyboard has missing or broken keys.

A key got separated from the laptop keyboard.


Problem solution:
If a key separated from the keyboard, its still possible to fix it.
If you have many keys missing, probably it makes sense to replace the whole
keyboard.
Read how to attach a key back .
Problem 11.
Repetitive beep sound on startup.

You turn on the laptop but there is no video on the screen. Instead, it starts making
repetitive beeping sound. In some cases you can fix the problem temporarily if
you press on the keyboard keys.
Problem solution:
Most likely you have stuck keys. In this case youll have to replace the keyboard.
Problem 12.
Liquid spill.

You spilled something on the laptop and its stopped working.


Problem solution:
Liquid spills are very dangerous and unpredictable. If it happened, turn off the
laptop ASAP, remove the battery and do not use it until all internal parts are
inspected for liquid damage.
Its sill possible to make it work again.
Read how to deal with liquid spills.
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268 Responses
Alex
December 8, 2011 |
My problem is similar to Problem 5 but heres the difference: the laptop turns down
ONLY when Im playing games. When I use Firefox it stays on all day long. Is it also
overheating?
cj2600
December 8, 2011 |

@ Alex,
My problem is similar to Problem 5 but heres the difference: the laptop turns down
ONLY when Im playing games. When I use Firefox it stays on all day long. Is it also
overheating?
Definitely this sounds like heat related issue. When you run games, the CPU is
loaded all the time and runs hot all the time. Probably the heatsink is clogged
partially and CPU overheats when you running games. Try cleaning the heatsink. It
should help.
chris
December 9, 2011 |
On my notebook screen turns very dark. I tried new inverter but it didnt do it. I am
thinking about replacing the CCFL. Is it easy? Should I just buy a new screen?
Thanks.
cj2600
December 9, 2011 |
chris,
I am thinking about replacing the CCFL. Is it easy? Should I just buy a new screen?
Replacing the CCFL is not easy. Its mounted deep inside the laptop screen and the
entire screen has to be disassembled.
There is a good chance to damage the screen while replacing the CCFL.
I would probably suggest replacing the screen.
But if you have nothing to lose, you can try replacing the lamp. I explained this
process here.
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfllamp/
Tim_1972
December 9, 2011 |
Can you help?
I have a HP Pavilion g6 laptop. 2,w,s,x keys stopped working. I want to replace the
keyboard but I dont know how.
cj2600
December 9, 2011 |
@ Tim_1972,

I have a HP Pavilion g6 laptop. 2,w,s,x keys stopped working. I want to replace the
keyboard but I dont know how.
This definitely sounds like a problem with the keyboard.
You can use find keyboard replacement instructions in the HP service manual.
1. Remove the battery.
2. Remove one screw shown in the step 7.
3. Remove the keyboard as it shown in steps 8-13.
Good luck!
Ben
December 9, 2011 |
In response to Alex. Yes, in my experience I cant stress enough how many heat
issues (as well as other issues) can be solved by blowing out the dust and dirt and
cleaning the cpu heatsink fans and videocard heatsink and fan if there is one. There
are also laptop cooling pads that you can use during the game if you really had to! I
also would do malware and virus checks and scans to make sure there isnt
something unnecessarily running and using more CPU in the background than is
necessary. Hope you have resolved your issues.
Migzky
December 14, 2011 |
I have problem cnt u help mei have lenovo t61 icant swicth on if i remove the
battery and i turn on,the battery incator will light and blink and no response
thanks!
cj2600
December 15, 2011 |
@ Migzky,
i have lenovo t61 icant swicth on if i remove the battery and i turn on,the battery
incator will light and blink and no response
First, I would test the laptop with another known good AC adapter. Its possible your
adapter failed.
Rupinder Singh
December 17, 2011 |
I have dell 1440 laptop(CDrom is not working),due to some mistake, the windows
crashed and everytime i power on it, this message appears Boot Manager is

missing, click ctrl+alt+del to exit ,Is this a hardware problem? how could i install
windows 7 back easily?
Luis
December 17, 2011 |
Hello, i have an laptop toshiba that when i turn on with battery work every think
ok when i plug the ac cable, after a few seconds, its stopsbreaks. I try without
battery mas still same problem
Wahab Imran
December 18, 2011 |
please I want you to email me. what are the component that someone can heat on a
laptop board and also my laptop was hanging on booting to window I now check the
memory, harddisk, processor is till not working I now give it another engineer he
now said that his going to work on the board and later the laptop become
operational. pls what are the likely things he may do on that board. I beg u in the
name of God pls email me back.
cj2600
December 26, 2011 |
@ Rupinder Singh,
I have dell 1440 laptop(CDrom is not working),due to some mistake, the windows
crashed and everytime i power on it, this message appears Boot Manager is
missing, click ctrl+alt+del to exit ,Is this a hardware problem? how could i install
windows 7 back easily?
Its hard to tell if this is hardware or software related issue. Could be just corrupted
Windows OS. Could be hard drive failure.
First, I would test the hard drive. Run internal Dell diagnostic utility and see if the
hard drive passes test.
If the hard drive is OK, youll have to find a CD-Rom. You cant try fixing the existing
Windows OS installation by booting from Windows 7 CD and running OS repair.
cj2600
December 26, 2011 |
Luis,
i have an laptop toshiba that when i turn on with battery work every think ok
when i plug the ac cable, after a few seconds, its stopsbreaks. I try without
battery mas still same problem

How it stops working? Just shuts off?


Does the bottom of the laptop feel hot?
cj2600
December 26, 2011 |
@ Wahab Imran,
what are the component that someone can heat on a laptop board
Maybe the failed graphics card?
Take a look at this post: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2011/02/23/fixlaptop-motherboard-with-failed-nvidia-graphics-chip/
Is it what you are asking about?
Brian
December 28, 2011 |
Hi does an ac adapter have to give a steady voltage for it to work correctly as I have
an adapter that is reading an initial 19v but then drops back to 0 again without
disconnecting anything.
However Im guessing the adapter itself is ok as the machine actually turns on it
you hold the adapter plug in tight and sometimes also in a certain direction but its
so sensitive it only stays on for a short time. Do you think its likely to be a mobo
short or a problem with the DC jack? The DC jack has no loose connections on the
board as far as I can see.
Thanks
Brian
cj2600
December 28, 2011 |
@ Brian,
Does an ac adapter have to give a steady voltage for it to work correctly as I have
an adapter that is reading an initial 19v but then drops back to 0 again without
disconnecting anything.
This is not normal. The AC adapter has to provide a steady voltage.
Im guessing the adapter itself is ok as the machine actually turns on it you hold the
adapter plug in tight and sometimes also in a certain direction but its so sensitive it
only stays on for a short time. Do you think its likely to be a mobo short or a
problem with the DC jack?

This could be one of the following:


1. The AC adapter cable has a short inside. When you move the adapter plug or
adapter cable you short cables and it stops providing power to the laptop.
2. The DC jack separated from the motherboard and has to be resoldered or
replaced.
Heres what I would do:
1. Test voltage on the AC adapter tip. While testing the voltage, wiggle the power
cable. If power cuts off, this is defective AC adapter. Replace it.
2. If the AC adapter provides steady voltage even when you wiggle the cable,
probably the AC adapter is bad and you have a problem with the DC jack. Try
resoldering the DC jack.
The DC jack has no loose connections on the board as far as I can see.
Its possible the solder joint has a micro crack which you cannot see. Its a common
DC jack failure.
Dj Alex
December 28, 2011 |
I have read your posts and others trying to fix my problem w/presario v6305nr turns
on blk screen & lights blink fan goes on & off and the cd drives runs and repeats
itself over & over lights shuts off and then starts all over again.Any ideas. This
notebook has been sitting around for a 2yrs,waiting for one day to shed some light, I
just bought a recovery disc from hp for 25.00 and it worked for about 2 weeks then
it started back up again, i never opened it up. i would greatly appreciate your
response and known expertease on this nightmare to end Sincerly Alex Rhoades Las
Vegas. I am a well known dj W/lights & sound, but not so with your field. i think you
can give me some direction on what path to take.
cj2600
December 29, 2011 |
Dj Alex,
I have read your posts and others trying to fix my problem w/presario v6305nr turns
on blk screen & lights blink fan goes on & off and the cd drives runs and repeats
itself over & over lights shuts off and then starts all over again.Any ideas.
First of all, try minimizing the laptop as much as you can. Remove the battery, hard
drive, DVD drive, etc Try turning on again and see if you can get the image.
Read this post on troubleshooting dead laptops:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/06/14/laptop-dead-troubleshoot-theproblem/

If there is no image, try reseating memory modules. Try removing them one by one.
This could be memory related problem. If the laptop fails with either module
installed, probably its not memory.
From your description I suspect the motherboard failure. Maybe its one of those
HP/Compaq laptops with well known NVIDIA graphics chip failure.
You can try one of the following tricks:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2010/10/06/fix-video-problem-hp-laptops/
or
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2011/02/23/fix-laptop-motherboard-withfailed-nvidia-graphics-chip/
George
January 17, 2012 |
Hi there, nice article! I am trying to repair a HP DV4000 on which keyboard gets
crazy after some time.. i thought it was the keyboard so i removed and put external
USB.. the same happens!! Random keys, alt is stucking and crazy things.. thought
about virus and boot from Hirens with keyboard test, the same happens!! I replaced
the multicontroller chip PC97551 which seems to be in charge for almost everything
including keyboard scan, but still does the SAME!!! Any ideas? No corrosion or any
liquid inside the laptop!
Thanks in advance!
Md. Kabir Hossain
January 19, 2012 |
Dear Sir,
Im a Hardware Eng. but recently we have received Sony vio note book, the note
book problem is when i connect power cable than auto power on & instant power off
stay time 5-10 sec. but Im not finding any damage & hot parts, yet, i was soldering
whole Motherboard, but result 0000. So in this situation what can i do? please help
me.
Problem 2: hp pavilion dv 3000, when i switching power than instant off stay time 25 sec. normally just i was slightly heated. but i cant found any shock, & dont hot
motherboard, please give me solution early as possible with pic. (if possible)
Thank You*
Md. Kabir Hossain Kiron
CEO
Electro Care
Dhaka Bangladesh

blessing
January 20, 2012 |
i have an hp laptop, problem is that all ports on the machine are disabled meaning
they are not functional and you cannot get anything into the machine or out of the
machine.when you check the settings it says all ports are disabled and when you
enable them and try to use a stick or flash it would have disabled already by
itself.what could be the problem and how do you fix it.
cj2600
January 20, 2012 |
@ George,
I am trying to repair a HP DV4000 on which keyboard gets crazy after some time.. i
thought it was the keyboard so i removed and put external USB.. the same
happens!! Random keys, alt is stucking and crazy things.. thought about virus and
boot from Hirens with keyboard test, the same happens!! I replaced the
multicontroller chip PC97551 which seems to be in charge for almost everything
including keyboard scan, but still does the SAME!!! Any ideas? No corrosion or any
liquid inside the laptop!
Sounds like the motherboard related failure. Sorry cannot help here. I dont fix
motherboards on the component level.
cj2600
January 20, 2012 |
@ Md. Kabir Hossain,
You can try this method for troubleshooting dead laptops.
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/06/14/laptop-dead-troubleshoot-theproblem/
cj2600
January 21, 2012 |
@ blessing,
i have an hp laptop, problem is that all ports on the machine are disabled meaning
they are not functional and you cannot get anything into the machine or out of the
machine.when you check the settings it says all ports are disabled and when you
enable them and try to use a stick or flash it would have disabled already by itself.

This is a very weird problem. Ive never seen something like that.
Does it say that all ports are disabled in the BIOS setup menu? Is it an error
message in Windows?
Gary
January 24, 2012 |
Used a Fedora DVD-ROM for A CET class..Didnt install it but now windows is not
booting.ive tried everything from repair screen to last known settings but no
luckdiags show error 2000-0146its a dell inspirion N5030
cj2600
January 24, 2012 |
@ Gary,
ive tried everything from repair screen to last known settings but no luckdiags
show error 2000-0146its a dell inspirion N5030
It looks like error 2000-0146 could be hard drive related.
After some research I found this thread on Dell support website.
Nikkita
January 25, 2012 |
Help! Okay the LCD screen on my laptop was broken, cracked in the corner after
someone closed it with a pen on the keyboard..
I decided to replace the screen myself.. I took it apart got the serial number and
ordered the replacement screen. Installed the new screen and nothing shows up
except colored portions and lines. Figured it was a defective screen and sent it back
for a replacement.
Got the replacement screen and the same thing happens!
Am I doing something wrong? Or is it that I just keep getting defective screens?
Thanks..
Tejaswi
January 29, 2012 |
Hi..
I dont have a problem with my screen and keyboard..but the screws that connect
this two parts..are coming out..and that connection between the two is broken,,i

cant fold my laptop..


please help me with this..
Edy
January 29, 2012 |
Pls help!!! How to override bios p/word of toshiba satellite 100A laptop. Rgds. Edy.
lino
January 31, 2012 |
hellomy acer aspire 5550 wont power on. the power button automatically lights on
without pressing if the power cord is connected to the outlet. i remove the battery
but no luck. please help me..thanks
cj2600
February 2, 2012 |
@ Nikkita,
Okay the LCD screen on my laptop was broken, cracked in the corner after someone
closed it with a pen on the keyboard..
I decided to replace the screen myself.. I took it apart got the serial number and
ordered the replacement screen. Installed the new screen and nothing shows up
except colored portions and lines. Figured it was a defective screen and sent it back
for a replacement.
Got the replacement screen and the same thing happens!
Am I doing something wrong? Or is it that I just keep getting defective screens?
Maybe your new screens are not compatible.
What happens if you install the cracked screen back into the laptop? Can you get
image on the cracked screen?
If your old screen shows image but new screens have only vertical lines, this is
some kind of compatibility issue.
Make sure your new screen has same resolution as the original one.
cj2600
February 2, 2012 |
@ Tejaswi,

I dont have a problem with my screen and keyboard..but the screws that connect
this two parts..are coming out..and that connection between the two is broken,,i
cant fold my laptop..
Sounds like broken hinges. The only way to fix it is replacing the hinges I guess.
What is your laptop model?
cj2600
February 2, 2012 |
@ Edy,
Pls help!!! How to override bios p/word of toshiba satellite 100A laptop. Rgds. Edy.
Did you mean Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop?
There should be two pads on the motherboard under the memory module. Youll
have to short those pads with a screwdriver for a few second.
Could be similar to Satellite A135. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo1gg1EZV-o
The guy is cutting a piece of wire to short those pads. Its not necessary. Just use a
small flathead screwdriver.
The pads might look like that:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/HunterX21/Satellite/BIOS_C.jpg
In some Satellite A100 laptops the pads could be located under the keyboard. Take a
look at this guide: http://techniciansguides.blogspot.com/2010/05/toshiba-sattelitea100-bios-password.html
cj2600
February 2, 2012 |
@ lino,
my acer aspire 5550 wont power on. the power button automatically lights on
without pressing if the power cord is connected to the outlet. i remove the battery
but no luck.
Remove as many parts as you can. Battery, hard drive, memory. Disconnect the
keyboard if you can.
Now plug in the AC adapter again. If the problem still there and power button lights
up by itself, probably this is motherboard failure.
You can try this troubleshooting technique:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/06/14/laptop-dead-troubleshoot-theproblem/
Tejaswi

February 3, 2012 |
Mine is Dell Inspiron 1525.
@ Tejaswi,
I dont have a problem with my screen and keyboard..but the screws that connect
this two parts..are coming out..and that connection between the two is broken,,i
cant fold my laptop..
Sounds like broken hinges. The only way to fix it is replacing the hinges I guess.
What is your laptop model?
wazeer
February 29, 2012 |
My toshiba satellite laptop crashed when connected to ac outlet and used at the
same time.Have to charge the battery and unplug it so that I may use it
normally.Could you please help.
Thank you.
Jasmine
March 1, 2012 |
So I dropped my Asus laptop and now when I turn it on it tells me to Reboot our put
in a media reboot and there is a clicking sound. But I dont know how/have either.
Im going to try and contact the manufacturer. is that the best thing to do?
MAcdhimz
March 2, 2012 |
Thank You so much.. Ive learned a Lot for this Site. it is very Helpful. Keep it Up
Guys.
Chandra
March 12, 2012 |
All files turned to adobe while working on net. Sony Vaio Lap top and OS Windows-7
home basic.
Thanks
Akhidenor james
March 13, 2012 |

Pls, my toshiba laptop goes blank whenever the hardisk is instaled but come on with
figures & numbers when the hardisk is removed. What do l do?
cj2600
March 15, 2012 |
@ Chandra,
All files turned to adobe while working on net. Sony Vaio Lap top and OS Windows-7
home basic.
Probably file association is wrong. Try reseating it back to default.
cj2600
March 15, 2012 |
@ Aknidenor james,
my toshiba laptop goes blank whenever the hardisk is instaled but come on with
figures & numbers when the hardisk is removed
I cannot understand your question. What figures and numbers? Please provide a
better description.
siva
March 18, 2012 |
thank you. really helped me. keep up the good work.bye.
Sid Trevor
March 24, 2012 |
Hi
I have replaced the keyboard in my Sony Vaio laptop but i am still getting the same
problems as before.
i am getting the wrong symbol for different keys and was wondering if you could
give me some idea what the cause could be.
Thanks Sid
s r gowda
April 7, 2012 |
please tell me the secrets to checkup the power supplys in laptop main board
thanks and regards your suggessions are wortful on effctive work

hossen
April 13, 2012 |
my asus 1001pxd shows primary hard disk errorwhat is the solution of it?
Vanita
April 17, 2012 |
3 moth before i bye a new sony vio laptop having model no-VPCEG35EN.
But now its stat hanging for long periods of time.
Please tell me what should i do?
Laurie
April 20, 2012 |
I installed a wifi card internally, then my Dell laptop would not power on??? What did
I do wrong, do you think I fried it?
cj2600
April 20, 2012 |
@ Laurie,
I installed a wifi card internally, then my Dell laptop would not power on??? What did
I do wrong, do you think I fried it?
What happens if you remove the wireless card and start the laptop?
ancha
April 24, 2012 |
I have a problem with my laptop Sony Vaio VGN CR353 series..
After my mom fill some water on top of it my laptop wont start normally with
nothing respond at all from the led, the fan and etc
i found this great website and i follow all the basic repair and after i clening up the

motherboard with alcohol and tootbrush like you said


progress my laptop begin to show some reaction..

and finally ive

If you dont mind please look up my short video that shows the recent condition og
my laptop in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi5x3UXvdkg&feature=youtu.be
hopefully you can give me any clue from your experience in laptop repairing..

maybe youve already faces the same problem

Big apologize for my bad english

Big thanks for any responds


keep up the good work *two thumbs up
prashanth
May 6, 2012 |
my acer laptop mouse is not working kindly guide me
Syndulum
May 9, 2012 |
not sure if you installed the hard drive in a correct manner. Just to be sure about it,
you can access the bios (normally F2 or f10 key while restarting) by hitting the bios
key during Power on Self Test. If the hard drive is not showing in the list of drives,
you probably have either connected the wires wrong or may be your HD is dead.
Besides, you can also look for the green light near the keyboard that has the pic of a
HD. If that is not lit or not flickering, there is something wrong either with Hd or the
way it is connected.
sanjay vyas
May 21, 2012 |
thanks
really helpful
sanjayvyas

Dean
May 25, 2012 |
Hi.
I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop, I know that the battery has died in it. It was going
bad for some time and now its dead. My issue is this. The Wifi wont connect to my
router although it see it and has a full signal. I sent it in for repair as it has a
warranty on it, and they sent it back saying the dead battery was the cause.
Is this true, can a dead battery cause your wifi to do this even though you are
plugged into the outlet?
Thanks, Dean. (PS OP feel free to email me if you want / can)
waskita
July 6, 2012 |
very helpfull artcles.
thank you so much
Samuel
July 8, 2012 |
Excellent description.
My problems is similar to what is shown above. The back light of my laptop screen
goes off after few seconds while booting. Even though I can see the screen and give
login password. I can see the desktop icons and work but have to have a closer look
at screen or use other light like flash or torch. In two cases light comes back also.
First, when I close and open the lid again and secondly, when the mouse pad is
touched after the display of off as per time set (thus the lids is not moved in this
case). In every case the light remains for not more that 4-5 seconds.
Please suggest what can be the problem and if possible the cost involved.
Thanks for the time and considering to reply.
Jacus aucamp
July 9, 2012 |
Hello,
My Dell laptop just died on me an hour ago and its totally dead,no lights come on
either,its just dead!

I check the ac adapter and that is working fine on my other dell but this one is dead.
I have most of my design work on my pc as im a graphic designer and i created my
portfolio on this pc 2 years ago and now what do i do?
Please help. Any other ideas.
Thanks
Jacus
cj2600
July 9, 2012 |
@ Jacus aucamp,
I check the ac adapter and that is working fine on my other dell but this one is dead.
If the AC adapter works with another laptop, probably its not the adapter failure.
Most likely its either bad DC jack or failed motherboard.
I have most of my design work on my pc as im a graphic designer and i created my
portfolio on this pc 2 years ago and now what do i do?
In order to backup data from the laptop you can do the following. Remove the hard
drive from the laptop and install it into an external USB enclosure. Connect the
enclosure to any other working PC and get your files.
By the way, if you have a SATA hard drive you can connect it directly to the PC. Most
laptop SATA hard drives has same type of connector ad desktop hard drives.
fink
July 10, 2012 |
ive got a question:
my laptop hangs sometimes and it wont shut even if the battery is removed. What
could possibly be the cause n whats the solution to this? please help.
Shirley Brown
July 15, 2012 |
Hi!
While I was keyboarding on my Acer today, I noticed that one of the keys doesnt
give me the right symbol when I use the shift key. It repeatedly gives me the same
incorrect one. Any ideas about what I may have accidentally touched? Thanks
rey cjrj

July 20, 2012 |


hi..good day i have problem with my hp presario cq20 laptop. at first when i hit the
power button it will light and it will turn off before the start up booting finish. and if i
power it on again and press f8 it will open in safe mode even for hours.i dont
know why if in normal mode not goes thru..i format it but it doesnt work at all
please help me.thanks.
cj2600
July 20, 2012 |
@ rey cjrj,
good day i have problem with my hp presario cq20 laptop. at first when i hit the
power button it will light and it will turn off before the start up booting finish. and if i
power it on again and press f8 it will open in safe mode even for hours.i dont
know why if in normal mode not goes thru.
I would run the hard drive and memory test first. Enter the BIOS setup menu. Its
likely that you HP has utilities for testing the hard drive and memory embedded into
the BIOS.
cj2600
July 20, 2012 |
@ Shirley Brown,
While I was keyboarding on my Acer today, I noticed that one of the keys doesnt
give me the right symbol when I use the shift key. It repeatedly gives me the same
incorrect one. Any ideas about what I may have accidentally touched?
What key you are asking about?
Maybe NumLock enabled?
Mike
July 20, 2012 |
I have a Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910 with 3.9 amperage output. Recenetly I had to
purchase a new AC adapter 120W with 6.32 amperage. I wanna know if this big
difference in AC amperage will hurt my laptop or not.
Thanks for any advice.
Jaekwon
July 21, 2012 |

My Packard Bell Easynot L4 fell and the DC Jack broke.


I replaced this, but now when powered up the power light comes on aswell as the
fan. The screen is black, but I dont think it is going any further as the hard drive
light doesnt come on/flash.
I just read above to try an external monitor. Other than that is it curtains for the
laptop ?
Shashi
July 23, 2012 |
I have a hp laptop. when I push the power button it shows a brief power on then it
goes off. Same thing happens every time I push the power botton on.
cj2600
July 23, 2012 |
@ Shashi,
I have a hp laptop. when I push the power button it shows a brief power on then it
goes off. Same thing happens every time I push the power botton on.
I would test the AC adapter. Its possible the AC adapter failed and the battery
doesnt have enough time to start the laptop.
Test the laptop with another AC adapter.
cj2600
July 23, 2012 |
@ Jaewon,
My Packard Bell Easynot L4 fell and the DC Jack broke.
I replaced this, but now when powered up the power light comes on aswell as the
fan. The screen is black, but I dont think it is going any further as the hard drive
light doesnt come on/flash.
I just read above to try an external monitor. Other than that is it curtains for the
laptop ?
Did you check the memory modules? Maybe one of the modules not seated
correctly. Try reseating memory modules. Also, test the laptop with only one module
installed.
Did you try turning it on with the hard drive removed?
cj2600
July 23, 2012 |

Mike,
I have a Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910 with 3.9 amperage output. Recenetly I had to
purchase a new AC adapter 120W with 6.32 amperage. I wanna know if this big
difference in AC amperage will hurt my laptop or not.
If your new AC adapter has THE SAME voltage but higher amperage, its OK to use.
It will not damage the laptop.
Shashi
July 25, 2012 |
Thanks for reply of my previous mail (No.67 and 68). Yes I had tested my laptop with
another AC adaptor. But it did not solve my problem.
cj2600
July 25, 2012 |
@ Shashi,
Yes I had tested my laptop with another AC adaptor. But it did not solve my problem.
This could be one of the following:
1. DC jack failed. You can try replacing it with a new one.
2. If replacing the DC jack doesnt help, most likely this is motherboard failure.
Probably in this case the laptop not worth fixing (depends on the model).
Mac
August 2, 2012 |
I had problem 5 happen at first with my toshiba laptop where it randomly froze.I
tried to restart it, but now Im encountering problem 2. Some times it turns back on,
but it will just crash again. What do I do?
Bamire Jamiu
August 6, 2012 |
On booting my Toshiba Laptop Satellite C6601QF operating Windows 7 Home Basic,
it displays the following message:
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to
your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device
such as external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as
a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is
properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error, contact the hardware manufacturer.


Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.
- end of message.
I REALLY NEED EVERYTHING ON THIS LAPTOP BADLY. PLEASE HELP ME OUT.
MANY THANKS.
JAY.
lokesh
August 7, 2012 |
hi,
i am lokesh from india in my leaptop cd got stucked in Cd rom how can i ejact the cd
shivajee
August 7, 2012 |
while i watching movie on my lenovo laptop it stuck no. of times so i take out
battery after that when i restart system is not responding .so ,i try booting but again
it stop at setup. so, please suggest me any solution.
Raji
August 9, 2012 |
When I connect the AC adapter to charge my HP Compaq laptop, the charging light
illuminates on the laptop but the battery doesnt charge up. Also, on using the AC
adapter, the laptop becomes slow. I have recently replaced my battery so guess
there is no issue with that. Should I be replacing my AC adapter? Please advise.
Tariq
August 10, 2012 |
Hi when I turn on laptop just power lid on. no fan starts, no logo, no hdd lid. blank
screen whats the problem?
Antonio
August 11, 2012 |
On booting a Toshiba Laptop Satellite A60-S166 operating Windows XP, it displays
the following message:

No bootable CD in ATAPI CD ROM


INTEL UNDI,PXE-2.0(build 082)
For REALTEK RTL 8139(X)/8130/810X PCI FAST ETHERNET CONTROLLER
V2.13(020326)
PXE-E61= Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXEE Rom.
Press any key when ready.
If I press F1 the screen shows:
IN TOUCH WITH TOMORROW TOSHIBA
Please, can you help me,
prashant
August 16, 2012 |
i have smsung rv509 laptop on pressing power button the mother board screen
displays but the it keeps showing a black screen with cursor blinking on top corner
i installed the os 3 to 4 times every time os is instaled properly but after installation
the laptop comes in same condition of black screen with cursor
pls help
cj2600
August 22, 2012 |
@ prashant,
i have smsung rv509 laptop on pressing power button the mother board screen
displays but the it keeps showing a black screen with cursor blinking on top corner
i installed the os 3 to 4 times every time os is instaled properly but after installation
the laptop comes in same condition of black screen with cursor
Try reconnecting the hard drive. Maybe its bad connection between the hard drive
and motherboard. Also, its possible the hard drive is failing.
cj2600
August 22, 2012 |
@ Antonio,
On booting a Toshiba Laptop Satellite A60-S166 operating Windows XP, it displays
the following message:

No bootable CD in ATAPI CD ROM


INTEL UNDI,PXE-2.0(build 082)
For REALTEK RTL 8139(X)/8130/810X PCI FAST ETHERNET CONTROLLER
V2.13(020326)
PXE-E61= Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXEE Rom.
Press any key when ready.
Its possible the laptop will not boot because it doesnt see the hard drive.
Enter the BIOS setup menu and check if the hard drive is detected.
Try reconnecting the hard drive.
Connect hard drive to another working PC and check out if it spins.
This could be hard drive failure.
cj2600
August 22, 2012 |
@ Tariq,
Hi when I turn on laptop just power lid on. no fan starts, no logo, no hdd lid. blank
screen whats the problem?
Possible memory failure. Access memory modules and remove them one by one.
Test the laptop with only one module installed.
cj2600
August 22, 2012 |
@ Raji,
When I connect the AC adapter to charge my HP Compaq laptop, the charging light
illuminates on the laptop but the battery doesnt charge up. Also, on using the AC
adapter, the laptop becomes slow. I have recently replaced my battery so guess
there is no issue with that. Should I be replacing my AC adapter?
Its hard to tell what is wrong. Yes, there is a chance of bad AC adapter.
I would test the laptop with another AC adapter. If the problem still there, probably
this is motherboard related failure.
cj2600
August 22, 2012 |
@ shivajee,

while i watching movie on my lenovo laptop it stuck no. of times so i take out
battery after that when i restart system is not responding .so ,i try booting but again
it stop at setup. so, please suggest me any solution.
This could be memory failure. Try removing memory modules one by one and test
the laptop with each module separately.
ana
August 24, 2012 |
my laptops screen suddenly turns to one color like sometimes it turns to
purple/green/red and it wouldnt let me do anything. it just freezes to a color and it
makes weird noises like how a tv will with a black and white flashing screen except
my laptop just turns to a color. and this just happens randomly
ana
August 24, 2012 |
my laptops screen suddenly turns to one color like sometimes it turns to
purple/green/red and it wouldnt let me do anything. it just freezes to a color and it
makes weird noises like how a tv will with a black and white flashing screen except
my laptop just turns to a color. and this just happens randomly. and i cant do
anything until i shut it off from the power button.
gaurav
August 29, 2012 |
My inspiron 1545 about 2.5 years old is not turning on when connected with ac
supply with and without battery and there is no sign of led lid indicators, its like
completly dead. Only charger shows green light.
About 3 months earlier windows was showing consider replacing your battery but
i didnt changed the battery and used the laptop for 2 months and now its dead.
Now i Dont know whether only the battery is the problem or the charger or the
motherboard or something else.
Ehtesham Khan
September 4, 2012 |
My Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880 laptop turns off frequently in normal mode but it
works fine in safe mode.
please help
Sam
September 16, 2012 |

Hey have a problem with videos on my laptop. It use to be able to play 360p and up
now it wont. I know its not a hardware problem but could use the help. Thanks.
Sapna
September 19, 2012 |
Hi!! My laptop is not starting when I starting it on!!!Can you tell me where can I fix
it???Especially in NY and NJ?? And suggetions would definitely help!!!Thanks!!!
Ed Wingfield
September 20, 2012 |
I Dell Inspiron M5030, I replaced the screen but now the hard drive in the Bios is
reading 0 GB. Any help ?
khouloud
September 26, 2012 |
in my laptop the screen show NTLDR manque in white and the screen in black
pleaaaaaaase help
David
October 8, 2012 |
your articles are very useful and we do appreciate alot. i have a problem with my
dell screen. when trying to adjust the colour it shows locked symbol asking for
password. please help.
cj2600
October 14, 2012 |
@ David,
i have a problem with my dell screen. when trying to adjust the colour it shows
locked symbol asking for password.
Make sure to login as an administrator. Probably you have a few user accounts on
your laptop and your account doesnt have administrative rights.
Mark Rea
October 18, 2012 |

Thanks for exhausting list of advices, it helped to locate and fix the issue with our
office HP laptop.
Good job!
lhee whoo
October 21, 2012 |
i have this issue on my laptop, it works fine when run in battery but it will stop
working or sometimes hangs up when ac power was attached to to the dc jack..
(toshiba satellite L300)
anybody can share his/her knowledge will be a great help..
keith
October 27, 2012 |
Hey i haved problem with my HP laptop.
I know the battery is bad so i only use external power, its fine until when i turn it on
its not working.. NO POWER, NO LIGHT, except the WHITE LED INDICATER beside DC
JACK but it turns off after a while..
is it possible to be motherboard failure or just DC JACK problem?
please help
praveen
October 28, 2012 |
colling fan not working
mohammad khasim
November 23, 2012 |
hi!
i have a hp laptop,actually whenever i was startig a laptop,i get the display only till
it will execute booting function, after that it will turn off automatically.plz help what
the problem is going on?
aneeq
November 26, 2012 |
superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Pedram

December 6, 2012 |
Hi, I have a Toshiba A200, at the very bottom of the LCD, it is like a ribbon with
disorder horizontal white lines so that I cant see anything on that area the rest of
the LCD screen is okay. I connect it to an external monitor and the entire screen is
fine. So what can be the problem?
Thank you.
cj2600
December 8, 2012 |
@ Pedram,
I have a Toshiba A200, at the very bottom of the LCD, it is like a ribbon with disorder
horizontal white lines so that I cant see anything on that area the rest of the LCD
screen is okay. I connect it to an external monitor and the entire screen is fine. So
what can be the problem?
Most likely this is defective LCD screen. I think youll have to replace the screen.
yirga
December 25, 2012 |
I have Toshiba laptop it doesnt turn on when i plug the adaptor only the AC power
and battery LED is turned on. what will be possible reasons
CyberShot
December 28, 2012 |
Toshiba Satellite A300
When turning on Display comes and Turn off Automatically
hemant
December 29, 2012 |
i have this issue on my laptop, it works fine when run in battery but it will stop
working or sometimes hangs up when ac power was attached to to the dc jack..
(toshiba satellite L300)
Christopher Coleman
January 4, 2013 |
I have a Sony Viao Laptop that was dropped and now it boots to a black screen that
says Operating System not found. My first guess was that the hard drive was

bad/corrupted and after research and running some scans I was right. MY question
is how do I know that is all that is wrong? I dont want to buy a new HDD then find
out that other components were damaged. I was thinking of using a HDD from
another laptop and putting it in the laptop that was dropped but I guess I want to
know how to diagnose other components. What tools/software scans do you
recommend? Also with the failed HDD do you think if I bought and IDE
connector/adaptor I could connect this to a desktop and possibly recover the data or
ever get the HDD to work again? Is there an USB IDE connector to hook up an hdd?
gaurav
January 14, 2013 |
sir
iwant know that aser aspire one model ZG5 no display
Ferdz
January 28, 2013 |
Hello everyone!
i have LG R410 i notice that some is are not working like C, Y, and Q but but when i
press it sequence it will works but then after a second it will not work again any
suggestion how to fix this???
cj2600
February 4, 2013 |
@ Ferds,
i have LG R410 i notice that some is are not working like C, Y, and Q but but when i
press it sequence it will works but then after a second it will not work again any
suggestion how to fix this???
Sounds like failing keyboard.
You can try reseating the keyboard cable on the motherboard. If this doesnt help,
try replacing the keyboard.
cj2600
February 4, 2013 |
@ Christopher Coleman,
I have a Sony Viao Laptop that was dropped and now it boots to a black screen that
says Operating System not found. My first guess was that the hard drive was

bad/corrupted and after research and running some scans I was right. MY question
is how do I know that is all that is wrong?
You can download Ubuntu OS and burn it on a DVD. After that boot your laptop from
this disc and test in the Ubuntu environment. If everything works fine in Ubuntu OS,
probably only the hard drive is bad.
I was thinking of using a HDD from another laptop and putting it in the laptop that
was dropped.
Youll have to reinstall OS on the new drive in order to use it. Most likely the OS from
another computer will not run properly in your laptop.
Also with the failed HDD do you think if I bought and IDE connector/adaptor I could
connect this to a desktop and possibly recover the data or ever get the HDD to work
again? Is there an USB IDE connector to hook up an hdd?
It depends on the hard drive failure. In some cases its possible.
Youll have to scan for data using a data recovery software. Something like
GetDataBack (for NTFS or FAT file system) or R-Studio.
You can purchase an external USB enclosure for IDE hard drives. Heres an example:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/04/17/access-hard-drive-using-usbenclosure/
cj2600
February 4, 2013 |
@ hemant,
i have this issue on my laptop, it works fine when run in battery but it will stop
working or sometimes hangs up when ac power was attached to to the dc jack..
(toshiba satellite L300)
Did you test the laptop with another AC adapter?
cj2600
February 4, 2013 |
@ CyberShot,
Toshiba Satellite A300
When turning on Display comes and Turn off Automatically
Does the laptop still work after the display turns off?
Take a very close look on the screen. Do you see a very faint image on the screen?
If the laptop still works and you can see a very faint image on the screen this could

be failed inverter board or failed LCD screen (actually failed backlight lamp inside
the screen). I would try replacing the inverter board first.
cj2600
February 4, 2013 |
@ yerga,
I have Toshiba laptop it doesnt turn on when i plug the adaptor only the AC power
and battery LED is turned on. what will be possible reasons
Could be failed memory.
phbgjf
February 10, 2013 |
When I plug the AC adaptor a faint click noise sounds but no light is turned on.
When I connect battery and push turn on button similar faint noises sound but no
lights either. The laptop actually turned off suddenly while writing an email.
ANonymous
February 19, 2013 |
someone please help me..my laptop turn off by itself when i was playing
games(games with high graphics)..when i play an old games it work just fineeven
when i watch movies or play facebook.it only turn off when i play new games

please help me
aakash
February 24, 2013 |
sir,
when i give power to my toshiba satellite a100 laptop through ac adpter it turns off
on that time only ac power and battery led are on . i have checked my ac adepter
through multimeter,it has no problem.
Christian
February 25, 2013 |

I have a Lenovo G580 which when booted displays a dark blank screen however,
when I connect it to an external monitor it will display everything fine on the
external monitor. The built in display doesnt want to display anything.
Jayesh
March 28, 2013 |
I have HP G42-456TU Notebook PC
Serial Number: CNF045BB4G
Product Number: XV919PA
Whenever I unplugged my charger laptop start working slow. when charger is in
plug its working normal. Give me hints/support how to fix it.
cj2600
April 1, 2013 |
@ Jayesh,
Whenever I unplugged my charger laptop start working slow. when charger is in
plug its working normal. Give me hints/support how to fix it.
Maybe you have some power settings enabled? On some laptops you can reduce
the CPU speed when it runs off the battery. It makes the laptop slower while running
from the battery but improves battery life.
nil
April 2, 2013 |
May I know what is the problem of laptop with blank screen and the hard disk is not
running (no beep sound) during start up? Thanks.
cj2600
April 4, 2013 |
@ nil,
May I know what is the problem of laptop with blank screen and the hard disk is not
running (no beep sound) during start up?
Does the laptop turn on at all? Can you see any lights?
star nguyen
April 6, 2013 |

my screen dosent turn on but the power button and locks lights turn on and the fan
is not running as well please help windows 7 sony vaio laptop
shahzad
April 14, 2013 |
when i turn on my laptop the screen turns on for a second completely normal
showing everything clearly but then it goes off. when i press the lid button(which
turns off the screen) and then release it the screen lights up for a second and then
goes off. whats the reason?
Anuja
April 26, 2013 |
Thanx for the article..
But I had a new problem..
the problem is that when i close the lid one of the junction(there are two junction
joining keyboard and lid) is coming out making some weired noise i dont know how
to fix it permanently it is totally a hardware problem
liam
May 12, 2013 |
Hi can I ask I had to replace a power button unit on a hp q70 put new unit in no prob
but still wont work could it have got the motherboard.thanks
cj2600
May 19, 2013 |
@ liam,
Hi can I ask I had to replace a power button unit on a hp q70 put new unit in no prob
but still wont work could it have got the motherboard.thanks
Why do you think it was a power button related problem?
What happens when you push on the power button? Any lights on the laptop?
Satya
May 27, 2013 |
my hcl laptop is working only in power cable, without power cable it is not working
using battery, battery is ok I tested it in another laptop, when i swith off the power
the lap goes off within 3 secs

carlo
May 27, 2013 |
thanks for this information it will really helpful.
cj2600
May 27, 2013 |
@ Satya,
my hcl laptop is working only in power cable, without power cable it is not working
using battery, battery is ok I tested it in another laptop, when i swith off the power
the lap goes off within 3 secs
If the battery works in another laptop, it must be some kind of motherboard
problem. Im not sure what else could be causing that.
Chandra
June 14, 2013 |
My Lenovo Thinkpad R61 shows a white screen after I switch the power on. All
system lights (LEDs) are working fine. I cannot hear the hard disk or fan sounds
though. I cannot see any image or message on the screen and hence i cant
proceed. Help please, if anything can be dome.
Sajid waheed
July 29, 2013 |
i m facing problem 3 like Laptop turns on and off repeatedly.
i acted your problem recommendation solution but no more.
i tell you that some time my laptop runs in normal, as laptop show such like i have
no problem but still in reality i have broblem
cj2600
August 2, 2013 |
@ Sajid waheed,
If you tried replacing memory but the problem still there, most likely the
motherboard failing.
roushdy
August 22, 2013 |

i have problem in power supply section of motherboard compaq presario cq61303as i traced the voltage input it is 19v when pluging in turn the led iluminate
&suddenly disappeared will you explain to me the test points in this area through
the schematic diagram &the probable cause of this trouble which making no power
on thank you for helping me in advance
Jahangir sk
September 30, 2013 |
Thank you sir.
prakash rudra
October 4, 2013 |
my lenovo laptop b560, was installed windows 8, after 2 days it tottaly black skin
turn on to win8. please help me. How I turn to win 7? and how I turn on win8 truely.
Siva Prasad
October 15, 2013 |
Hi..Prakash Rudra
It it very common problem in every laptop which installed with windows 8. Windows
updates may cause for this issue. Solution is Remove the battery, disconnect
adapter, press and hold power button for 50 seconds. Now dont insert battery,
connect with adapter and turn the laptop on. 100% your problem will solve.
Matthew
November 5, 2013 |
Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
Windows 7 Home Premium
None of the desktop shortcuts functioned correctly, so I rebooted the machine.
During reboot the machine would display the Dell logo and the progress bar. Once
the progress bar would fill up it would then go to the Windows Boot Manager and
ask me to choose an operating system (only one operating system is installed
Windows 7) it would then quickly start the reboot process over again. and loop like
this until I hit any key (doesnt matter which). After that it would load windows. once
windows would fully load I still cannot select any of the shortcuts, or the start menu.
until I hit the windows key on the keyboard to bring up the start menu. after that
everything seems to start to respond better (at least on the surface). I then
replaced the HDD and installed windows 7 Home Premium to that HDD. once loaded
it did the exact same things. I then took out the battery on the motherboard waited

a little bit and then put it back in. Once I reset the system date and time in the BIOS
and save, windows would then start to act normal again, but after a few minutes it
would resume with the same problems. I then got a new battery and placed it in the
motherboard. still no change. I am all out of Ideas! any help would be great! The
laptop also seems to work normal for about an hour if I power it down for at least a
half day or longer.
Joshua
November 30, 2013 |
Sound problem in my HP pavilion g6. Both external and Headphones sounds audio
at the same time.tried making speakers as default and updated audio driver. Pls
urgent help!!
cj2600
November 30, 2013 |
@ Joshua,
To me this sounds like a problem with the audio driver. Ive seen it happening on
laptops with a wrong audio driver installed. Did you search for the correct audio
driver on HP website?
Its possible you installed the latest audio driver available though Microsoft update
but need the original driver from HP website.
aqir
January 9, 2014 |
hi..my laptop produce constant sound when i turn it onblank screen..then i need
to press keypad for it to turn on properly.. already replace with new keypad but the
problem still occurFYI im using hp pavillion dv4 OS windows 7please help me..
Rebaz
January 14, 2014 |
hi my new dell inspiron R15 5521 is not shutdown correctly when I shutdown it, the
screen is off but the bottom light is not off it is make my laptop power going to 0
and then my laptop is at start up is slow however about 4 times I format my laptop
but it isnt solve so can any one help me whats wrong with my laptop is there any
hardware problem?
cj2600
January 17, 2014 |
@ Rebaz,

hi my new dell inspiron R15 5521 is not shutdown correctly when I shutdown it, the
screen is off but the bottom light is not off it is make my laptop power going to 0
and then my laptop is at start up is slow however about 4 times I format my laptop
but it isnt solve so can any one help me whats wrong with my laptop is there any
hardware problem?
Try running Dell hardware diagnostics.
Turn on the laptop and press F12 when logo appears on the screen. Select
diagnostics.
Maybe youll see what is failing in results.
mohsen
January 28, 2014 |
Hi.
I have a Vostro 3350. I was configuring a ubnt nano5 wireless antenna and i plugged
the POE output to the laptop LAN port. after some times i smelled something is
burning and suddenly the port smoked. i unplugged it immediately.
Ii tested the LAN port and it is working, but how i can make sure about the health of
the laptop?
cj2600
January 29, 2014 |
@ mohsen,
Probably just keep an eye on it while using. There is not much you can do unless
you want to take it apart and take a closer look inside.
biruk aweke
April 7, 2014 |
it is good explanation thanks.
aakash
May 16, 2014 |
my HP g62 does not display anything on the screen when the power button is
pushed.however the fan works! Also the display works sometimes for not more
than 10 minutes.Is there a problem with motherboard or any other issue?It is having
inbuilt ati radeon graphics.
cj2600
May 17, 2014 |

@ aakash,
In order to figure out if this is motherboard related issue or not, you will have to test
your laptop with an external monitor or TV connected to the VGA or HDMI port.
If the laptop video works fine on external monitor, most likely you have a problem
with the screen.
Also, check RAM modules. This could be memory related failure too. Remove RAM
modules one by one. Test the laptop with only one model at a time.
Nelusca
June 5, 2014 |
my computer loses charge very quickly and then it was the battery life just is
completely depleted and everytime I turn it on it loses one percent of charge and
after an hour or two after being out of charge it just wont turn on at all. I brought a
new battery and it still does the same thing. what can be the problem Im starting to
think its the motherboard
cj2600
June 6, 2014 |
@ Nelusca,
Did you buy a generic replacement battery or an OEM battery?
everytime I turn it on it loses one percent of charge
That sounds normal.
after an hour or two after being out of charge it just wont turn on at all.
That sounds like a failed battery.
jamie
June 12, 2014 |
hey I have a hp g62
And just this morning I try turning it on the fan starts the light on the power button
is showing but nothing loads up on the screen, when I try turn caps lock on the light
doesnt show either (is that also keyboard issues) wireless light shows as orange
(off) not blue (on) and basically it just doesnt do anything from there as though it
freezes maybe straight after startup. Please help??
cj2600
June 13, 2014 |

@ jamie,
1. Unplug the AC adapter, remove the battery and let is seat like that for a few
minutes. After that plug in the AC adapter and try turning it on again.
2. If step 1 doesnt help, try removing RAM modules one by one and test the laptop
with each RAM module individually. Could be failed RAM.
Stephen Samuel
June 20, 2014 |
Thanks
snbaba
June 29, 2014 |
i really learnt much herethanks guyi like it, good work
gaurav
July 8, 2014 |
The blinking code error show problem with memory module. But ram is working
fine. Check the ram on another laptop. Whats the problem? How to solve? Thanks
S.Ramesh
July 8, 2014 |
Laptopscreen displays all overlapped image. Connecting to external monitor display
is perfect. Help please.
Adebayo Dayo
July 18, 2014 |
I forget to remove battery from my hp 630 when I replaced the bad screen and
since then, anytime I turn on my laptop the motherboard display light for 2 seconds
have off again and video chip is too hot but the cooling fan and other components
not working.
Naresh
August 4, 2014 |
My laptop all audio,video players are not working sometimes results no voice
outcome and my lappy working slowly compare to past.
Kindly give suggestions to me.plssssss
Navin

August 6, 2014 |
I have Compaq Laptop, today its os corupted, when i go to installing OS it can not
happening, i also try to enter in bios but it is going to hang when i press the baton
for entering in bios.
why i can not enter in bios why is it going to hang please help me.
pooja
August 8, 2014 |
i have dell inspiron n5010 laptop when i starts the laptop it shows many small small
vertical lines and restarts and again same line and does not start at all..it works fine
on safe mode but get very hot and shut down directlywhat shoul i do please help
me
Roshan
August 13, 2014 |
Hi there,
Can you help me?
My laptop is not running when i am pressing its on/off button it is not showing
anything.
The laptop is properly charging.
Emma
August 21, 2014 |
I have an LCD screen that sometimes shows a faded image (with horizontal white
lines) and vertical multi-colored lines that slowly shift around. Its very difficult to
read when this happens. Once when I torqued the screen around the edge it
suddenly snapped back to normal, but a week or so later it started showing the lines
again. Then when I was browsing normally it snapped back to normal again. Do you
know what might be causing it? I didnt notice any problems with the computer until
it overheated once. I have not yet tried to connect it to an external monitor; Im too
afraid to move it at this point.
Brenna
September 2, 2014 |
My HP Pavilion Entertainment PC recently starting having this problem:
Every time I turn the laptop on, it would run fine for a few minutes, then on the
ENTIRE screen would appear vertical blue lines, sometimes they flicker, sometimes
not. Sometimes the screen just goes black, though I can tell it is still lit up. Its

gotten worse and worse every time I try to use it, or try to turn it on.
When this happens, I have no choice but to unplug it and shut it off without properly
shutting it down. When I turn it back on, it says that it was not shut down properly,
and gives me the choice to start up in normal mode, or the two safe modes. When I
choose normal mode, it barely is functioning before it does the same thing: volume
shuts off, screen goes black or blue vertical stripes.
The safe modes work, but I cant do anything on them and the volume does not
function.
I really, really dont want to lose all the photos, download files, music, documents,
and all other files I have saved on that computer.
How can I get these files off, and how can I fix the computer from doing this? What
is wrong with it?
I hope someone on here can help me with this problem!
amith kv
September 11, 2014 |
HI., i am using Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop .. 2 years old one.. and now i am facing a
problem.. if i on my laptop boot screen has to display but in my laptop it showing
nothing . i hve to off it by shutdown switch and again i hve to on it .. i have to repeat
this procedure until my screen gets on.. so
please do help me with this issue.
Thanks in advance
amith kv
prashant hatwar
September 19, 2014 |
sir, i have laptop COMPAQ F700 AMD with NVIDIA GRAPHICS. But there is a problem
with Nvidia graphics. I have shown to service station, they suggested me change
the m/b which is in worth of Rs. 7000/- with one month warranty. should i change
the m/b? or sell the laptop. plz suggest me.
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ prashant hatwar,
I dont think COMPAQ F700 worth replacing the motherboard. In my opinion, its
better to save money for a new laptop.
cj2600

September 22, 2014 |


@ amith kv,
if i on my laptop boot screen has to display but in my laptop it showing nothing . i
hve to off it by shutdown switch and again i hve to on it .. i have to repeat this
procedure until my screen gets on.
Its not a very clear description of the problem. If I understood correctly, you have to
restart the laptop a few times in order for the screen to work properly.
If thats the case, check laptop RAM. Its possible, one of the memory modules
failing. Try removing memory modules one by one and test the laptop with each one
separately.
Let me know how it goes.
ROBERT
September 22, 2014 |
My laptop will turn on but show nothing on the screen
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ ROBERT,
Have you tested the laptop with an external monitor? Can you get external video to
work?
Also, try removing RAM modules one by one. Test the laptop with each module
separately.
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ Brenna,
Every time I turn the laptop on, it would run fine for a few minutes, then on the
ENTIRE screen would appear vertical blue lines, sometimes they flicker, sometimes
not. Sometimes the screen just goes black, though I can tell it is still lit up. Its
gotten worse and worse every time I try to use it, or try to turn it on.
You will have to test the laptop with an external monitor. If the external video has
the same problem, this is motherboard/graphics card related issue.
On the other hand, if the external video works fine, its either failing LCD screen or
bad video cable.
I really, really dont want to lose all the photos, download files, music, documents,
and all other files I have saved on that computer. How can I get these files off?

Again, if the external video still works, you can boot the laptop and backup your
files.
The other way is removing the hard drive and installing it into an external USB
enclosure. After that you should be able to access your files on another computer.
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ Emma,
I have an LCD screen that sometimes shows a faded image (with horizontal white
lines) and vertical multi-colored lines that slowly shift around. Its very difficult to
read when this happens. Once when I torqued the screen around the edge it
suddenly snapped back to normal, but a week or so later it started showing the lines
again. Then when I was browsing normally it snapped back to normal again. Do you
know what might be causing it?
Sounds like this the LCD screen is failing and has to be replaced.
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ Roshan,
My laptop is not running when i am pressing its on/off button it is not showing
anything.
The laptop is properly charging.
What do you mean its not running? Its not turning on or appears to be completely
dead?
Please provide more details about the failure.
cj2600
September 22, 2014 |
@ pooja,
when i starts the laptop it shows many small small vertical lines and restarts and
again same line and does not start at all
For some reason I think this is graphics card related failure. To confirm that, test
your laptop with an external monitor. If you see the same problem on the external
video output, the graphics card is bad.
chukwuemeka

September 27, 2014 |


On my hp 620 laptop,the internal keyboard works at the booting stage but after
booting, it stops working and makes a beep when it is clicked;it also happens
likewise when i connect an external keyboard. please tell me the possible faults
...
September 29, 2014 |
i spilt a bit of water onto my keyboard however the battery of the laptop is located
in the lid and the keyboard is only a dock for the tablet. I immediately cleaned it out
and got the water out and everything works fine but i realised that my battery wont
charge. It only works now when im connected to the ac adaptor because i only
started to charge it when it was low on battery. The screen says that im plugged in
but im not charging.
cj2600
October 1, 2014 |
@,
What is your laptop model? Its hard to understand the location of the battery from
your description. If the battery stopped charging after the spill, most likely the
motherboard was damaged.
I would stop using the laptop as soon as possible and take it apart for liquid spill
diagnostic.
cj2600
October 1, 2014 |
@ chukwuemeka,
If both, the internal and external keyboards fail the same way, this could be
software related issue.
Heres what you can try.
1. Boot your laptop from a Live Linux CD. You can use Ubuntu or any other disctro
you can boot from a disc. If the problem doesnt appear in Linux, most likely its
related to your current OS. Reinstall the OS.
2. Try disconnecting the internal keyboard from the motherboard and test the laptop
just with the external USB keyboard. If it works properly with the internal keyboard
disconnected, this could be the laptop keyboard failure. Try replacing it.
Mithun
October 2, 2014 |

Hi guys.. I have a dell vostro 3400, its display panel is broken and i have removed
the display. Then i have assembled all the parts and now its not powering ON.. Can
u guys help me out
cj2600
October 3, 2014 |
@ Mithun,
Its not powering on at all or the video doesnt appear on the screen?
What happens when you push on the power button? Can you hear any noise or see
lights?
john carlo
October 5, 2014 |
my laptop has no power at all. when i plug tha adptor there is ang click sound
repeatedly?but before it happen to no power. my laptop was grounded in case..what
should i do?what is the problem? its possible my power adaptor or my
motherboard?pls advice guys.thnks
cj2600
October 5, 2014 |
@ John Carlo,
If the clicking sound coming from the AC adapter, probably the adapter is bad.
If its coming from the laptop, probably this is motherboard related problem.
Pat
October 6, 2014 |
Hi I have an AcerAspire One and I increased the Ram from 1gb to 2gb I followed a
Youtube video on how to do the install. I carefully worked around the keyboard not
wanting to disconnect it to cause damage to it. When I put in the new Ram and
replaced all the screws and put the keyboard back in place I turned on the unit.
While it was coming up I got a black screen and and did the configuration by just
hitting enter. The laptop continued to come up as normal but I noticed when I was
typing in a search that included just the M key and spacebar these 2 keys would not
work. I tried shutting it down to restart that didnt work, I checked to see if keyboard
cable was not kinked or loose, and disconnected keyboard and reconnected being
very careful and still both do not work. I even downloaded updated drivers to no
naval. So after trying for 5hours
LJ

October 11, 2014 |


Hi.
My laptop (HP Pavilion g7, if it help) keeps going from the screen that leads to the
startup menu to black, usually staying on one screen for 3-7 seconds before going
to the other. Ive tried going to the startup menu, but then it goes back to what it
waa doing and starts making a high pitched noise.
Any idea on what this is and how it can be fixed?
Chris
October 12, 2014 |
Hi i have an ASUS K42F laptop it receives power but screen displays nothing, cpu
fan wont run, but underneath its still warm, no lights on the power buttonWhat
dou you think is the cause of this, are solutions.Please help!! Thank you
engineware
October 16, 2014 |
@pat, try removing the keypad being careful with the flex especially, try inverting
the keypad upside down and tap the keys repeatedly to reposition and possibly free
any possible blocking object, reseat and retest , if not working, consider a
replacement
john
October 17, 2014 |
my system is saying hard disk 0 place pls wat do i do
shiya
October 19, 2014 |
sir,
my HP 242 g2 laptop have a trouble, 2wsx keys stop working is this software or
hardware complaint .
I have warranty but since the product is Thailand based they didnt claim it in
India. I purchased through online.
Jeriel
October 27, 2014 |
my laptop is not easily turning on you need to repeatedly press the space bar for
the display to come out . .or mostly not turning on at all. sometimes it just turn off
by its own but the light indicators are on except for the disk indicator (the one that

keeps on blinking)..yesterday i was able to turn it on but i need to remove the front
cover like the touch pad. and i notice that the fan is not working after you turn it on
need to wait for 5 or more seconds..i already checked every thing ram(working)
fan(cleaned).
Japneet
October 27, 2014 |
Hi
My computer screen does not turn on but on turning on the laptop beep sound
comes. My laptop is out of waranty. I do not know what to do
waqas alam
November 14, 2014 |
hello my laptop model dell lattitude E6410, just freezes and stops by itself after an
hour use the fan is also perfectly alright and laptop bettry is also good when it
freezez i have to wait for atleast 5 mins and then it would strt work again and then
shut down after a hour or half hour plz tell me wats the problem
OT
November 20, 2014 |
HI,,MY COMPAQ LAPTOP WONT SWITCH ON,, WHEN I INSERT THE CHARGER THE
CHARGING LED GOES ON BUT IT STILL WONT SWITCH ON EVEN WITHOUT THE
BATTRY
cj2600
November 26, 2014 |
@ OT,
Try reseating RAM modules. Try removing one RAM module at a time and test the
laptop with each one separately.
danell witney
December 2, 2014 |
Sir I have my laptop which is SATELLITE C670-13G. and I like it so much but it fall
from my bed to the ground and it no longer loads the windows and I cant use it ,am
worried because its like my windows got spoilt yet I had some important information
on it .when I switch it on it shows some words and media test failure ,check cable
.and reboot and select proper boot device .sir pliz help me .my screen didnt get
spoilt.

cj2600
December 2, 2014 |
@ danell witney,
The laptop shows media test failure message because it cannot see the hard
drive.
Try reconnecting the hard drive. Maybe its just disconnected from the motherboard.
Mahendrasingh
December 5, 2014 |
HI,,MY COMPAQ LAPTOP WONT SWITCH ON,, WHEN I INSERT THE CHARGER THE
CHARGING LED GOES ON BUT IT STILL WONT SWITCH ON EVEN WITHOUT THE
BATTRY
cj2600
December 6, 2014 |
@ Mahendrasingh,
Its hard to tell what is wrong without looking at the laptop. Can be bad power
button, failed RAM, failed motherboard.
subash timalsina
December 20, 2014 |
hey i have got problem on my laptop.my laptop models dell 3421 and i have been
using it science 20 months ago.i bought it branded new
my OS is windows 8.1 and 2 GB ram an 1 GB graphics installed on it.
my problem is when i close my laptop through led then it produces some kind of
noise so which i cannot get overcome .
how can i fix that problem.
B.r.
December 22, 2014 |
I have Acer inspire laptop with windows 8 and want to instal windows 7 but there is
no option only UFIE boot not lasency. how can I change os
owenemmanuel
December 27, 2014 |
please sir, my computer is dell latitude 620. it just developed a fault recently;WHEN
I plug d power adapter, the light on the adapter goes off and it will refuse to come

up.i have tried trouble shooting it such as inserting a fully charged battery and
plugging the adapter without inserting battery but it doesnt still come up please
what can i do? i have also checked the ram and the hard drive
Dasharath Gupta
January 1, 2015 |
My laptop screen getting white while audio is clear, after remove and insert the
battery again start properly for some time.
What is problem ?
Charles
January 8, 2015 |
My toshiba lap top is not booting up. Every time I on my lap top, it all ways says
there is no bootable devis. What can I do.
bolaji
January 10, 2015 |
how to read board and detect where the problme is
Binod Baral
January 13, 2015 |
Can any one tell me where I can bye the below mention laptop battery
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite E 305-S1995
Battery Model No: PA 3921U-1LBRS
I live in Nepal.
Ehsan
January 19, 2015 |
Hi ,dell inspiron N5010 (corei7) didnt turned on, Gpu was shorted,I replaced GPU
with new one,now laptop turn on and LED have backlight but no image and didnt
boot.I programed bios and ec ics but no change.Whats the problem?
k.k
January 21, 2015 |
my laptop cant turn on without the battery even if the adapter and sumtime fails in
charging the battery
cj2600

January 23, 2015 |


@ k.k.
my laptop cant turn on without the battery even if the adapter and sumtime fails in
charging the battery
Most likely its either the DC jack is failing and has to be replaced or there is a
problem with the logic board.
Francis
January 29, 2015 |
My hp pavilion g6 lap top turns on n goes off when u open it.but it doesnt turn on
when u press the power button.
Jason
January 29, 2015 |
Hello. I am using Acer Aspire 4740G. Now I am unable to use the key for turn on/off
bluetooth, wifi, increase/decrease volume of the speakers. It is because I have
disconnected the wire of that connected to that keys. Here is my problem. When I
connect that wire. Those keys are working perfectly but my keyboard will stop
working. When I disconnect that wire, my keyboard working perfectly but I am
unable to use those keys. What should I do? Please help me. Thank you in advance.
arvind
January 29, 2015 |
sir my laptop HCL v 20 amd Display not show My laptop is out of waranty. I do not
know what to do i am chaking tha RAM IS OK SIR
Monica
January 31, 2015 |
Hi, I have a HP laptop. I was watching a movie when in my laptop then I paused it,
then when I pressed the resume the colors on the screen just went still but the
movie is still running(it also had vertical and horizontal lines) I shut it down and
opened it again hoping that it will go back to its original form but unfortunately it
did not. I didnt opened it for how many months and now even the keyboards dont

work and when i opened it, it will not go to the password.. It just display the model

of the laptop. Windows 8. Its still charching. Can you help, pls.. Thank u
cj2600
February 1, 2015 |
@ Monica,
now even the keyboards dont work and when i opened it, it will not go to the
password.. It just display the model of the laptop. Windows 8.
Is the hard drive and RAM modules easily accessible?
1. Remove the hard drive and try turning it on. Will it pass the initial logo screen?
2. Try removing RAM modules one by one. One of the modules can be bad.
cj2600
February 1, 2015 |
@ arvind,
sir my laptop HCL v 20 amd Display not show My laptop is out of waranty.
Check out this post explaining how to troubleshoot dead laptops.
cj2600
February 1, 2015 |
@ Jason,
When I connect that wire. Those keys are working perfectly but my keyboard will
stop working. When I disconnect that wire, my keyboard working perfectly but I am
unable to use those keys.
I assume all those keys (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, volume) located on a separate media
control board. The first step in troubleshooting process would be replacing this
board.
If you have the same problem after replacing the media control board, most likely
this is motherboard related issue.
cj2600
February 1, 2015 |

@ Fancis,
Sorry, but I dont understand the problem description. Can you provide a better
explanation?
saawi
February 1, 2015 |
Three days ago my laptop is not starting up when I push power button .after some
time it start properly next day it shutdown itself without warning and now when I
push power button only power button and fans work for 3-5 sec after that it
shutdown automatically screen is black nothing is coming up on the screen
cj2600
February 2, 2015 |
@ saawi,
This could be RAM related problem. Try removing RAM modules one by one.
It might start properly when you remove the faulty one.
Swastik
February 2, 2015 |
My Hp Pavilion g6 Works properly in safe mode but in normal mode, all it does is
load for a second and shutdown without any warning (before lap had this problem i
used to play games for hours & it used to get hot)
thor
February 2, 2015 |
So my pc does not start up. I charged it for 1 h but it still did not start up.
the last time I used my pc I heard 3 loud beeps. I am using a Dell INSPIRON 3421
with windows 8.1p . please help
cj2600
February 2, 2015 |
@ thor,
the last time I used my pc I heard 3 loud beeps. I am using a Dell INSPIRON 3421
3 long beeps indicate a problem with the chipset on the motherboard. It means the
motherboard failed and has to be replaced.

cj2600
February 2, 2015 |
@ Swastik,
My Hp Pavilion g6 Works properly in safe mode but in normal mode, all it does is
load for a second and shutdown without any warning
Its possible the laptop shuts down because of overheating. Try cleaning the cooling
fan first. Buy a can of compressed air or find an air compressor. Blow air into the fan
grill on the bottom and side of the laptop. This will remove most of the dust from
the cooling module and might fix your problem.
randybohanan
February 2, 2015 |
I have a sony labtop windows7the screen reads operating system not found no
matter what button on key board is pushed can you help me
cj2600
February 2, 2015 |
@ randybohanan,
the screen reads operating system not found no matter what button on key board is
pushed
Its either corrupted OS or hard drive failure.
First, I would run hard drive diagnostics. You can download Ultimate Boot CD (free)
and burn it on a CD. After that boot from the CD and run hard drive diagnostics. If it
fails test youll have to replace the hard drive and reinstall OS.
thor
February 3, 2015 |
tks That makes sense as if i shake my pc i hear something in it chipped
jacob
February 4, 2015 |
hi, i have 2 batteries in my laptop a main battery and one where the dvd normally is
but even though my pc shows both batteries and i worked once it only drains the
main battery and the external stays at 100% when the main is at 0% the pc shuts
down the pc is bought with this battery designed for this laptop what could it be?

saawi
February 4, 2015 |
sir i follow the guide reseating and also 1 ram at a time but laptop have still black
screen. only light and fan work for 5 -6 sec then it shutdown itself
RUDOLF OEHLING
February 5, 2015 |
The 9 PGUP and (minus) and + (plus) keys from the numeric key board of my
Toshiba P 205 doesnt work. How do I do to repair they?
Muppudathi
February 5, 2015 |
In goverment hcl laptop has to affect the problem of power is on processor is
running stage but display is cant, few minutes to automatically power off the
system.
pls give some resoved techniques
sushant
February 12, 2015 |
Hi,
my laptop starts but get stucked at windows starting screen and cpu fan starts at
high speed with full noise. As per lenovo center its processor is damaged. if
processor is damaged then how does it goes to windows starting screen it should
not even work?
does anyone think that it can happen?
if anyone encountered same issue please suggest me.
Thanks!
sushant.
Martin
February 13, 2015 |
Hey,
I have a fairly old viao laptop that I still like and that still works well except when
its turned on and plugged in to charge it crashes the router in the house.

I can have the laptop on, unplugged from power without a problem, I can charge the
laptop while its off without a problem but as soon as its on and plugged in the
router crashes.
This has happened in my house as well as my brothers house (different routers),
Ive replaced the charger and the battery to no effect.
I really like the laptop, Im hoping against hope it can be salvaged. Any suggestions
would be great?!
JYOTIRMOY BASU
February 13, 2015 |
My below model Laptop found Hard DISK Drive found defective/corrupted
( confirmed)and
I want to Replace the same .Please advise me which other manufactures HDD of
same below
Criteria is suitable for my Laptop of SONY E-Series with full HDD details apart from
Toshiba HDD
without taking the help of Technician ?
MODEL DETAILS
SONY E SERIES VPCEB46F4
Intel core TM i5 480 M Processor
2.66 Ghz with turbo boost up to 2.93 Ghz
Window 7 Home premium
HDD 500GB /Memory 4GM
HARD DISK DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS
TOPSHIBA HDD , MK5065GSX
HDD2H82 S ZL01 S
DC + 5V , 1.0 A 010 AO/GJ002H
TSD-MK6459GSX(B)
E145163 SR@ LR39635 N723Z218
8455 MB ( CYL 16383 , H16 , S63 )
500GB ( LBAS 976, 773 , 168 Sectors )
Munish sharma
February 14, 2015 |

hello laptop without charger working ok good but attach the charger on laptop
system hang after 5 min 10 mins
plz help me
Bee
February 14, 2015 |
Hello!
I have a Fujitsu laptop which I have been using for about 5 years already.
Recently there was a problem around the power port/switch and I sent it for repair,
and I asked the technician to help me clean the cooling fan too.
However after using for about a month or two, another problem came and my
laptop suddenly switches off after using for a few minutes or after two hours
And when it does, the battery charging light indicator flashes.
I have been using my laptop without the battery and it fully operates just by the
adapter.
And I know its not my adapter problem as I have tried using another adapter and
this problem still occurs.
I have tried moving the adapter tip inside the DC jack connector and the battery
indicator flashes too.
Do you know if this problem is caused by a failed DC jack connector or due to
Overheating or whether the cooling fan is not operating properly?
Hope to hear from you soon!
olusola
February 15, 2015 |
My hp 635 amd processor display nothing, when i try to power it up, the capslock
blink 6 times and the whole system shut down. most scarey part is my laptop
charger do power up the system without pressing the power button and same thing
happens after the capslock blink 6 times. it shut down.
The power LED c0mes up, fan w0rking perfectly.
any idea pls?
AA
February 15, 2015 |
my esc, s and 0 button sometime working and sometime dont.
when i push the button on keyboard gently, the LED on power button turn off.
MB

February 21, 2015 |


laptop sometimes makes beep sound when it is turned on. This article says that
some key might be stuck. How to solve the problem?
cj2600
February 21, 2015 |
@MB,
aptop sometimes makes beep sound when it is turned on. This article says that
some key might be stuck. How to solve the problem?
If one of the keys got stuck, you will have to replace the keyboard.
Junjun
February 21, 2015 |
Im using neo E4126. When Im switching on my laptop its beeping. When then
beeping sound is starting the numpad and caps lock lights is blinking and after a
minute it will automatically turn off. I try a few moment to switch on my laptop it
happened again. Please help me with this asap. Thanks in advance.
Deepak
February 22, 2015 |
my problem is my laptop trun off when i unplugged bettry charger from laptop.. and
again when i turn on laptop it show full bettry n again aftr sumtym laptop turn off.
sathish
February 22, 2015 |
My laptop mother board is failedwhat can I do with the rest of the things..?
Refurbished mother board is 8000 rupees But people say even if I replace the
mother board it will also fail in few months..is it true? Can I use the rest of the
things to built a new desktop PC.. Like using LCD screen and hard drive and ram
Please help me.. Thanks in advance..
Naveen
February 23, 2015 |
Sr my laptops screen show many lines and after that it goes totly blank .
and I run new motherboard in my laptop and memory module also . Now i can,t
understand what happend to it plz help me

anand
February 27, 2015 |
i have an asus laptop x201e-kx042d. the battery is completely drained. and the
machine doesnt power up. when i connect the charger, the charging light glows for
five seconds and then disappears. what could be the problem? thank you.
1111
February 28, 2015 |
i have a gateway and when you turn it on it just shows colors and you cant do
anything
gg man
March 1, 2015 |
my dell lap 3742 stoped work after i have install nvidia program from ubuntu
software it just dell sign apear and nothing more , i tried to remove inside battery &
put it back & run .nothing new
what could be ?
thanks
Slavi
March 8, 2015 |
I opened my laptop to change the termo paste and now when i press the ON button
the vents starts to spin for 2 -5 seconds and stops
Anupama
March 10, 2015 |
My laptop has same problem as no. 5. It turns on but starts giving beep noises and
nothing is shown in the screen. What do you think I should do?
Robert
March 15, 2015 |
laptop turns on and comes up no bootable devices, also makes load clicking
noises. Could hard drive be shot?
keshav
March 16, 2015 |

hey there
having inspiron 3537
nowadays getting burning smell from cd rom whenever I put in a cd.using laptop
for long hours on battery for other purposes but no burning smell.whenever put in
a cd, it plays, works fine but ONLY NOWADAYS accompanied by a burning
smell..Any causes and solutions ???
laptop in warrenty.!!
help neede.Thanx in advance!!
bubacarr
March 18, 2015 |
oh thanks for ur well done i am a technical i do learn much but me too have Laptop
Fujitsu but mostly if plug in to network cable just within 30 minute it go off and my
wifi is not detect too i mean my wifi is not workin at all
Ssekandi Reagan
March 24, 2015 |
my laptop screen doesnt show any thing but every thing of the mother board works
well whats the matter please
BIG UP FOR YOUR ADVISE
MWAKA STEPHEN-OGABA
March 30, 2015 |
i have a dell XPSM1530 SERIES. i acquired it in 2008.it has worked preety fine upto
today when i experience a mixture of different strange colors on screen,and
sometimes screen doesnt display when pc is on.What is the cause?
Ghulam Mustafa
April 3, 2015 |
when i install video driver and restart laptop lenovo t60 after run it give check
memory peraity error with blue screen. can you help about solution
anil
April 5, 2015 |
hi,i on my hcl laptop (ME38)only message come (Lunch start up repair) and (start
windows normaly) but both option not working. i hve to off or on by switch. BIOS set
up utility also display by pressing F2 but not accept any command. can you help me
to repair

Elle
April 12, 2015 |
Good day!
I have a neo basic laptop with an OS of Windows 7 basic. My laptop rebooted and
after the start up a message flashed through the screen:
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to
your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an
external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard
drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly
connected and then restart your computer.If you continue to receive this error
message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.

Can you help me with this maam/sir?

Thank you in advance

Rosalie
April 17, 2015 |
I wanted to know if what is the cause of my laptop problem the @ and sign is
exchange .
chris
May 3, 2015 |
I have a HP and when I turn it on then lights come on the battery light come on and
the cap lock light blinks on and off but the screen wont come on,I know the battery
is dead but i use the ac adapter and the lights still come on so i dont think its the
adapter can please help me here im lost.ty
Mubashar
May 12, 2015 |
I have HP Elite book 8530p Laptop with the following problem:(1) The battery is in good condition, though the warranty has expired, and on fully
charged meets upto 2 hrs with all multimedia ON.
(2) It happens to me since last week that when i try to ON the laptop, it simply does
not. Even if the battery is fully charged. I press ON many times and suddenly it
turns on. sometimes, after plugging in the AC Power for 1 or 2 mins (even the

battery was fully charged last time) and then unplugging the aC Power. Dislodge the
battery and again put into. The system Turn ON. I am unable to find out the
problem.
when the Laptop turns on, it runs as nothing has happened.
I am stuck, please help.
Rajesh
May 25, 2015 |
Hi,
Dell vostro 1015 have such problem with no screen and led lights are blinking ,that
means laptop is running but not display on screen, when i goes to repair shop they
told motherboard chip is failed due to Overheating. possible charges are 25$$.
Rajesh
May 25, 2015 |
Great website for troubleshootingkeep posting new data and articles with
laptops.
Abhay KUMAR
June 7, 2015 |
Sir
When I am installing Os in my (hcl me laptop 4 years old ) it allows to partition the
disks after that it installed window update and after that it go for restart for
completions of formation then restarting my computer and give beep sound
continuesly upto 30sec and systems again switch off automatically after that when I
switch on laptop again it start process from initial stage then again give beep sound
what I should do please help me
For that I am grateful to u.
madan
June 9, 2015 |
my fan stopped working and after diagonosing my laptop it shows there is no hard
drive..what to do
Sunayan Saikia
June 10, 2015 |
Sony Vaio (model- pcg5kgp) laptop is not on, please tell how to solve the problem.
Milagro Mena

June 11, 2015 |


The laptop screen seems to go to a different solid color every time it is random
sometimes i can turn the laptop on and it would work fine for a few minutes it has
been showing me a whole lot of different solid colors
santosh kumar prasad
June 14, 2015 |
The lenovo y500 laptop power from ac to dc not supplying, Adapter and battery is
ok, on Motherboard pin no. 5 and 6 was not supplying line/current. I checked twice
while dissembled my laptop.
suraj
June 18, 2015 |
my acer laptops scrren resolution automatic increase and decrease.
and sometimes its suddenly turn off after power on.
plz give solution.
jhong
June 18, 2015 |
when i turn on my laptop, a long beep sounds about 5 to 10 seconds. after it
normally run. then a few minutes the screen blinks more than times and it never
stop. what to do?
whttt
June 21, 2015 |
my laptop screen keeps turning purple and then back to normal, i have a toshiba
laptop. Can anyone help???
bhanu
June 23, 2015 |
Hi ,
I have a samsung laptop which i bought in 2013 it has i5 processor and 750 gb hard
disk 4gb RAM. one day while i was working with it every thing was stuck up. First i
was confused so i, waited for a while but the problem was unsolved so i switched
my laptop off for a while and took the battery out. when i restarted it. My system
doesnt work. it said automatic repair and took 10 min and then blue screen error
occured. i tried installing other windows OS. But it was of no use, my OS doesnt get
installed. I dont know whether it is hard disk problem. because i tried installing

linux using a pendrive and linux works fine when i keep the pendrive to my laptop
but if i take out OS does not work again. So can u help me solve this. Thank
you..
kelly happiness
June 25, 2015 |
Hai sir am having toshiba settilite. i loaded a new operating system on my laptop. i
did backup very well, but one of the files ware encrypted in the older operating
system. after installation i was dennied axcess to that file whenever i try to opon it
it tells me that am not having full prevellage to that file. wat can i do? that file
contains documents. thanks very much.
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