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Old 04-21-2004, 08:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy No Boot : 3 red lights flashing

Hi there,
I have a Sager laptop (p3 900MHz) that doesn’t want to boot.
When I turn the power on, a green light flashes a few times and then goes out.
Then 3 red lights start flashing. These lights don’t have a symbol ( like HDD or Sleep)

The HDD does start to spin, but the CPU-fan doesn’t. After a while the whole thing over heats and it turns it self off.
If I power the fan artificially , the red lights keep on flashing.

Anybody know what this means ?

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Old 04-21-2004, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hate to tell you this but it seams like your laptop just died. If the CPU fan is not running and the system tries to boot and you leave it on the CPU might be fried. I know it has an emergency shut down through the BIOS but that may not totally protect you from frying the CPU. Have you tried to plug it into A/C power and not use the battery? Could be a bad battery as well.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 04-21-2004, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes , I did. But it stays the same.

So you think its the CPU that`s dead ?
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