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Laditude c800 POST issue?


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SlitNek

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This laptop was given to me and apears to be nothing wrong with it but for some reason when i turn it on it wont even POST then turnes right back off. I gutted this thing to see if there was any visible signs but i did see anything then put it all back together and it turned on long enough to install xp pro and mandrake then it shut right back off and havent been able to get it to boot since. anyone know what could be happening?
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Hi. I don't have a clue why that is happening. I can only offer some suggestions for troubleshooting. You said you got it booted up and installed windows xp and mandrake? Can you boot to a cd like your windows install cd? If it is totally dead, I suggest checking the power supply.
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No it wont boot to a cd. its like rolling the dice to see if the machine will turn on sometimes it doesnt sometimes it doesnt, sometimes it gets half way through the post and lockes up and sometimes it doesnt even try and sometimes it gets all the way into windows or mandrake and then locks up. dont know what to do now, i have already given everything a through look over
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try booting up with nothing but the video card and ram in the system...no hd no cdroms no peripherals..just ram and video card...and see if it goes all the way through post....if you can...check your temps in bios
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ok just tried but again if it decides to go through the post then it tells me that there is no optical or hdd and no OS found, i put known working memory in the machine but the problem stays. I hate laptops i think i have taken it apart 18-19 times in the past 3 days
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