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Windows 7: Laptop won't turn on, could it be a bad ram stick or a bad HDD?

07 Mar 2016   #1
MACHOGEEK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Laptop won't turn on, could it be a bad ram stick or a bad HDD?

Hello, my laptop won't turn on when I push the power button. I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 and its about 6 - 7 years old (I know is old, but was working just fine). When I press the power button the fan spins for about 1 second then stops and that's it nothing else happens; some system indicator lights turn on like the AC power light, the On/Off light and the battery light but not the HDD light. Now these are the things that I've tried so far: 1) Removed the battery and the power supply and hold down the power button 30 seconds. Then plug in the AC adapter and try to start it. 2) Reseating the ram. 3) Replaced motherboard, Battery & Laptop AC adapter. I don't know what else to do. What do you guys think? could it be a bad ram stick or a bad HDD?


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07 Mar 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Even with a bad HDD you would still get a Toshiba splash screen, and you'd be able to go into BIOS.

It could be that the fan is partially seized. If so, it stops turning and the system will not run when the fan is not turning. If the lappy is that old, it might have worn out the bearings on the fan.

Either that or it's a memory problem.
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07 Mar 2016   #3
MACHOGEEK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Even with a bad HDD you would still get a Toshiba splash screen, and you'd be able to go into BIOS.

It could be that the fan is partially seized. If so, it stops turning and the system will not run when the fan is not turning. If the lappy is that old, it might have worn out the bearings on the fan.

Either that or it's a memory problem.
Thanks for replying,
I agree with you it might be a memory problem. I'm just gonna buy a new memory module they're cheap anyway.
Thanks again for your help
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08 Mar 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well to save buying the memory and then still finding it will not start run this RAM - Test with Memtest86+ but please do so for at least 8 passes
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