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  # 118020 22-Mar-2008 11:44
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Also im thinking it might of over heated? It was running vista basic on 512ram. Last weekend i bought another 512 cause i thought it needed it lol. That might have something to do with it all?

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  # 118021 22-Mar-2008 11:48
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RAM changes...

Failed RAM could affect system stability if it's not done right. Sure you've got the right type? Anything else you're not sure of (even to the slightest importance?)




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  # 118022 22-Mar-2008 11:51
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Well ive got DDR2-4200 522Mhz i think thats the one if my memory serves me right. I would give you the link to my laptop but i cant find it - it is on my "broken" laptop though so yeah.

Its a compaq Presario f500

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  # 118023 22-Mar-2008 11:53
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Wait... I've got a Compaq Presario F503AU!

That's my model! What I'm using right at this moment...




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  # 118025 22-Mar-2008 11:56
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True! watch it yours could be next to blow lol.

Mine just says Compaq Presario f500 - no others numbers/letters.

Ok im going out for about an hour but ill be back then - if youre online then then cool but if not thanks for all your help i really appreciate it:)



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  # 119493 29-Mar-2008 10:35
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i need help again please! my laptop has again stopped working this morning! I turned it on as i have been for the past few days, with no battery in, and it done what it did before - just turns off and i see a black screen.

Would anyone have any ideas on what i could do now? i have tried it with battery in and with no battery in and it does the same thing :(

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So you're saying that the computer just turned on and turned off? Or it didn't turn on at all? Or it turned on, booted for a while, then turned off?




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  # 119497 29-Mar-2008 11:27
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Well i put it into "sleep" mode and went to work. Came home, lifted the screen up, done what i usaully do (Touch the power button which brings it out of sleep mode) and nothing was popping up. It was sounding like it wanted to load up but nothing, just the black screen.

What can i do?

I bought it April last year

If you need more info please ask


Isn't most laptops these days comes with a 12 months warranty? You should find your receipt and get them to fix it before april?



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  # 119499 29-Mar-2008 11:45
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Manhinli: I pressed the power button, it made the booting up sound then turns off and then back on and repeats this. It lasts for no more than 5 seconds and nothing pops up. 



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  # 119500 29-Mar-2008 11:46
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i suppose i could take it back to the shops - cant today though i got a lot on

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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Manhinli: I pressed the power button, it made the booting up sound then turns off and then back on and repeats this. It lasts for no more than 5 seconds and nothing pops up.


Sounds more like the hard drive is shot, ... don't quote me though lol, not being able to see it and hear it the sounds would tell if the fan going and no tick tick tick from the hard drive trying to read than that'd be it.

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  # 119504 29-Mar-2008 11:54
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The dreaded ticking hard drive... hmm.

I would have a similar restart problem on my laptop, when a USB flash drive was plugged in and wasn't bootable. Apparently, the USB port was set to be booted before my HDD, which I corrected by rearranging the order. (Strange though...)




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