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Laptop Boot Problems. Possible RAM/Power issue?


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#1 Blade Kiro

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:42 AM

Hello! I was given by a friend a older Gateway NV Series laptop, which seems to be acting up. It is a somewhat old computer, when I got the charger and plugged it in and turned it on at the friends house, the BIOS booted fine. I turned it off afterwards and took it home.

Now the screen isn't booting at all. When I press the power button, the fans spin and the hard drive sounds like it's moving, but the Red LEDs that indicate Wi-Fi and HDD activity never come up. The screen doesn't show anything, not even the BIOS now. This was a 15 minute timeframe between when it first booted fine.

Upon closer listening I hear two quick beeps when it tries to boot. I have tried reseating the memory, but to no avail. Any advice would be great! Thanks.

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#2 Blade Kiro

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Bump. Still in need of assistance.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:54 AM

Take it to a repair shop for further diagnosis. 2 beeps mean a parity circuit failure http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/amiB2-c.html

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/COMPO/MOTHERBD/WME859199/WME859199faq2.shtml

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