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Old 10-10-2004, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Notebook won't boot: powers off during post

I have a Compaq Presario 18XL4 notebook PC that will not boot. I press power and it will spin up the drives, but powers off before the display initializes. I tried on battery and with the AC adapter together and alone. I get no warning beeps or anything.

I haven't changed hardware or bios. RAM is seated. Processor is seated. Hardware is connected to my knowledge.

I removed all hardware including the processor and powered on, and it will just stay on and spin the fan like normal.

I don't even have the display attached at the moment, just RAM and processor but it just powers off a few seconds after I press power just like it was when allt he hardware was attached...

Any clues/help or general ideas of what the issue may be? Thanks for anything.

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Old 10-11-2004, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If it worked without the processor, maybe it burned out. Check the pins on it, check the housing

You said you tried it with the ram and CPU, have you tried it with just the CPU?

If that works, then your ram is the problem.

Hope this helped,
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