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robear1021

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    Computer has power but will not boot up
    « on: July 16, 2011, 04:03:24 PM »
    I have a Sony Viao N230E. I mostly used it to surf and to play World Of Warcraft but sometimes the video driver would freeze and the computer would turn off. Will this time the computer turned of because when i moved it it unplugged and when i tried the turn it on, it has power but will not boot the screen is blank and only the green light for power is on

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    Re: Computer has power but will not boot up
    « Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 04:47:41 PM »
    It's overheating...
    DLoad install and run SpeedFan...
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      Re: Computer has power but will not boot up
      « Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 02:11:29 AM »
      The thing is it wont even boot up so the screen is black. it does nothing but the power light is on. It wont bring up windows or for that matter anything

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      Re: Computer has power but will not boot up
      « Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 02:43:45 PM »
      reseat your video card.
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        Re: Computer has power but will not boot up
        « Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 10:41:59 AM »
        sry for my ignorance but how do you reset a video card????

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        Re: Computer has power but will not boot up
        « Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 11:36:32 AM »
        video cards in laptops are all integrated on the motherboard, you can't "reseat" them...


        This really sounds like a graphics error, had prior experience with a few laptops which fit this description PERFECTLY... power light on, fan running, no display, no windows boot sound, nothing. Previously, immediate BSODs and shutdown when running graphics-intensive applications.


        I solved my problem by unplugging the internal display connector and using the VGA connector for a display... This will definitely void your warranty and might cause damage if you are not careful, not to mention your laptop will never be portable ever again...


        I would really take it to a service center-there is really nothing much the end user can do to fix a laptop motherboard because everything is integrated.
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