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Duke Atreides

Laptop Will Not Boot Up (help)

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I have an HP pavilion xt412 that was recently handed to me to fix.

 

The problem this thing has is it turns on and then about 2 seconds later turns off, turn on, turn off etc about 10 times then comes on and hangs. The screen does not come up with POST or anything, the lights are merely on and the fan whirs.

 

Any ideas?

 

edit/ I have the thing completely dismantled currently.

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that sounds like serious motherboard issues if it turns itself off...

 

does it do this on both battery and AC power?

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I've seen RAM actually cause this type of issue with some notebooks. Like the lights will come on for a few seconds, then it just shuts off, and you never see anything on the screen.

 

If it has 2 sticks, then run just one at a time, or try swapping them around. If just one stick, then try it in the other slot.

 

And if so, try another stick of memory.

 

It sounds like it is an overheating issue, but 9.5/10 times it isn't the case.

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PULL THE BATTERY

 

 

I swear that I have seen this a few hundered times with compaq / HP laptops. pull the battery, plug it into AC and I'm betting it boots just fine

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I have tried it both with battery out and in.

 

After completely taking the thing apart I discovered there is some physical damage to the MOBO.

 

Oh well, another one bites the dust.

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