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hey guys was wondering if anyone has any ideas about this problem i have.basically the laptop switches on like normal. but when in windows it either switches of or freezes. and it also doesn't switch on some times. the on light will come on when the on button is pushed but the laptop just wont switch on and i know the ram isnt the issue because ive changed it with ram that i know works.thanks for any replies guys
    
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post #2 of 20
If is on warranty i sended back.You don't want mess around with that lappy.
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yeah i would but the laptops about 3 years old and doesnt have a warranty anymore.any suggestions?
    
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2 Dimm slots or 1?
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loose cables?
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post #6 of 20
Could be the battery , try turning it on with only the power cable.
You can always get a replacement.
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post #7 of 20
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2 dimm slots but ive tried both slots its not ram because when it does run ive been able to run memtest on it and it comes back with no errors.its also not the battery as ive ran it with wall power only too. one thing i have noticed is that it crashes when idle or after you stop a running program
    
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2 dimm slots but ive tried both slots its not ram because when it does run ive been able to run memtest on it and it comes back with no errors.its also not the battery as ive ran it with wall power only too. one thing i have noticed is that it crashes when idle or after you stop a running program
Does it crash if you stay in bios?
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post #9 of 20
Sounds like some corrupted registry files , Do you have the repair discs ?
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post #10 of 20
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its not crashing in the bios. if it was that would mean it was either processor cache or ram that would cause it to crash there...does anyone know if drivers would cause this problem...ive used the repair disks to.im just trying a normal version of xp pro just now
    
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