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laptop not booting

Dec 28, 2007
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Processor i7 3820 4.5ghz
Motherboard asus x79 deluxe
Cooling silver arrow
Memory 8gb ripjaw
Video Card(s) EVGA 970 Super clock
Storage 1tb F3 +500gb sata ii 64gb ssd
Display(s) 28" LCD 1900x1200
Case HAF932
Power Supply Corsair 750w
Software Win 7 x64
ok i posted this in another area and we cant seem to quite figure out the problem, my laptop wont boot with the battery in our out. the light stays on the lid and the power button is orange (like it is in standby) the lower tray gets warm like the computer is running but its not making any noise the hd spins a few times and stops, the warranty is no longer active for it so taking it to tech support is out of the questions :confused:
Nov 18, 2006
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System Name HTPC||Lenovo IBM ThinkPad
Processor AMD Phenom II x4 965 stock 3.4GHz||Intel C2D T9300 @ 2.5GHz
Motherboard Zotac 890GX-ITX WiFi||Lenovo 8918CTO
Cooling Stock 3x 120's||Stock stuff
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 6-6-6-15||3GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Asus 3870x2||nVidia Quadro NVS 140M
Storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 1x 2TB WD EARX ||Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM
Display(s) Samsung T260HD||
Case SilverStone Grandia GD05||
Audio Device(s) on-board||on-board
Power Supply Cooler Master 450W||6-cell
Software Windows 7 Pro x64||Windows 7 Pro x64/Linux Mint x64
Sounds like a faulty hard drive. You could try to replace it since you are out of warranty. And if thats not it, it could be a motherboard problem.
Apr 14, 2008
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South Australia
System Name QUACK
Processor Intel i7 2600K (3.4 GHz, 8 threads)
Motherboard Asus P67P8-V3
Cooling Xigmatek Balder 120mm (4x120,1x140mm case)
Memory Patriot 2 Viper Sector 5, 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 4GB
Storage 1x Samsung EVO 850 (500GB) SSD, 1x Fujitsu 256GB SSD
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp U2311h 23" (so sexy)
Case CoolerMaster Gladiator RC-600
Audio Device(s) Onboard 5.1
Power Supply Antec 850w with yellow racing stripes
Software Windows 7 HP 64 bit
Does it POST? (show the pre-windows loading information)
If so, then its probably a hard drive problem.
If not, then it could be the motherboard as Cheese Danish said, or it could be the RAM.
Also, does it beep when you switch it on?


Señor Moderator
May 20, 2004
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It's like it's in standby, so it doesn't post.

Remove the memory (assuming it has none on board) and see if it gives memory errors. If it does You could try a single memory module if there are multiple or using another module. If not the motherboard or CPU could be defective. If the option of replacing the CPU exists you could try this, though in this case I would suspect the motherboard which usually isn't a real option to replace.