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Windows 7: help with dead laptop

22 Jul 2010   #11

windows 7 64bit build 7600

thanks mate, yeh i'll prob end up having a play not much else i can do with them now

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23 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

hmm...I had the exact same problem with an Acer Extensa. Here is what I did:
1) Power Off
2) take out battery and hold down power button for ~30-45sec.
3) re-seated the RAM
4) tried to power back on with battery in and on ac power
5) still had the same symtons
6) re-seated atheros wifi card
7) same thing
8)booted with only 1 Ram stick in
9) it started
I found ou that a 1GB ram stick was basicly dead and shorting out
as a side note I also replaced the thermal paste on my extensa becouse te processor was running to hot. about 80C at normal use, NOT GOOD, after that had no problem.
so try and boot up with only one RAM stick at a time, thats about the last thing I could think of.
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25 Jul 2010   #13

windows 7 64bit build 7600

thanks for the suggestion ionbasa but had no luck with that, what i did find though was the back of the fan intake was solidly blocked with crap so the heatsink couldnt of been working very well if at all!
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25 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

well there was the probllem!! now it sounds like you fried your cpu/mobo
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25 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Maybe that is causing the BIOS to prevent the computer from booting. Today's BIOS's will shut the OS down if it get's too hot. It will also prevent the OS from loading if it starts too hot. Also, take the ram out of the one laptop and put it in the other. There is a chance that both RAM sticks are failing. I would also run a test on the Hard drive to make sure it is good. I clean my laptop's fan intakes at least once a month and clean everything else too. Get a can of compressed air and clean all the parts. Just be careful not to let the liquid get on the mobo. Before spending the cash on a mobo, make sure you test everything else first. Many people are quick to assume the mobo is fried and many times it is something else like a CPU, or PSU, but many times it is something as simple as it needs cleaned. You could also take the hard drive out of the other laptop and put it in this one and try to boot with your Windows 7 Cd in. See if you can format it and install Windows on it. If so, then it was your hard drive that was bad.
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