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Topic # 196570 4-Jun-2016 19:48
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Hi tonight our lap top decided to not turn on, the caps button flash every 3 seconds , there are soo many forums but not many solutions I have cleaned fans and cooled it down any suggestions of how to get it started I can't even put it in safe mode screen is black can hear fan running but nothing on screen, any help would be awsum

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  Reply # 1565795 4-Jun-2016 20:01
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I had the same issue with my Elitebook. Turns out it didn't like one of the sticks of RAM.

 

If you have more than one in the Envy, try one at a time or swap them around.


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  Reply # 1565797 4-Jun-2016 20:04
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  Reply # 1565800 4-Jun-2016 20:26
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Will try swapping out the ram and see how it goes



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  Reply # 1565806 4-Jun-2016 20:38
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Just redid that hard reset worked this time thanks guys, didnt want to have to get another one , should last mroe than 4 years or i guess thats standard now 




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  Reply # 1565814 4-Jun-2016 21:11
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Just happened again shaped ram around still not working any other suggestions.?

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  Reply # 1565863 4-Jun-2016 22:30
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The CPU could need reseating and new thermal paste.

Four years for a consumer laptop isn't too bad, tho the Envy's are usually pretty good

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  Reply # 1565908 5-Jun-2016 00:13
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Look up the manual for that machine. Maybe it will have firmware codes. Most do.



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  Reply # 1566043 5-Jun-2016 15:05
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well left  it over night after switching the ram places around and seems to have come right, i feel this tempoaray  though knowing my luck


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  Reply # 1566056 5-Jun-2016 15:25
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one blink points to the cpu

 

could be anything from the cpu itself to the power regulator.





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  Reply # 1566097 5-Jun-2016 16:23
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will see how it goes for the next couple of days, my next post mat be about recommendations for laptops:)




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  Reply # 1567479 7-Jun-2016 21:20
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its finally died brought a new one in the end , thanks for all the suggestions might see if I can get it working just to get everything off it


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