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dark_violinist

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A laptop I just aquired is now giving me this screen on startup. I can get into the BIOS but that's about it. Tried pulling the battery and powersource to reset things but that's not working. I also checked the PCI card and it's in tight.

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Edited by dark_violinist, 16 August 2010 - 07:41 PM.

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Have you tried resetting the BIOS to factory defaults?
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Have you tried resetting the BIOS to factory defaults?


Now I can't get into the bios, it won't allow me to get that far. I get the post screen, hit F2, and then it goes to this screen after the bar reaches the end accompanied by two beeps.


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I got into the BIOS by clicking Escape and pause. Then hit F2 and after it pulls up the error screen, hit F2 again. I reset it to factory settings but I still get nothing.

Edited by dark_violinist, 17 August 2010 - 01:13 PM.

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Sounds like a bad motherboard. :)
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I let the laptop run untill the battery died. Then I plugged it in and it started fine. But I know thsi issue isn't fixed.
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If those three errors still appear on the screen, then no, it's not fixed. :)
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If those three errors still appear on the screen, then no, it's not fixed. :)


This has happened a few times before. I was pulling the battery and it would start fine but this time that wasn't working.
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You might want to visually inspect the motherboard for bulged/leaking capacitors or other anomalies.
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You might want to visually inspect the motherboard for bulged/leaking capacitors or other anomalies.

Which involves me having to completely dismantal it.
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Yes, that's true. But, if there are one or more flaky/dead hardware components, it/they will need to be replaced.

(Each and every component on the motherboard is there for a specific reason ... and they all depend on each other to be working correctly. If one or more of the components is not working correctly, the whole unit will fail to work as it should).
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