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Laptop will not boot into BIOS


sydhall

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Hi,

Can anyone be of help: One of my Granddaughters Laptops has ceased to function? It still lights up and the fan works. I have tried a external monitor same result. I would be most grateful for any ideas.

Regards

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northumbria61

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Instructions here link text

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buteman

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Will it start in safe mode.You have probably tried that but thought that I would ask.

Has it been loosing any time lately if so new C-moss battery needed.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Fans run leds light - any sound of hdd activity?

When attaching external monitor need to cycle through monitor modes with Fn + one of F keys(blue square symbol) sometimes this can be activated in error leavig the screen blank when switching on.

also check for sticking lid switch as this can turn screen off.

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sydhall

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Fruit Bat :

Have put new bios battery in no sign of life whatsoever: Just a thought could it be the on board Video Chip.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Use a torch to look at the screen can you see a faint image?

If so inverter or backlight failure

nothing on screen could be screen cable connection / lid switch sticking

but would expect external monitor to work.

if external monitor no good as well, after using Fn + F key to switch modes, then yes could well be graphics chip

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