Laptop failing to start.black screen.

September 27, 2009 at 15:09:35
Specs: Windows Xp sp3
Hello,my fijitsu siemens laptop is failing to start,no activity from the screen,remains blank.however,the power,wifi lights r on,there is activity from the inside,fan on,processor producing the heat,disk or cd sound of being read,but screen remains black.please help.

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#1
September 27, 2009 at 22:38:02
... can you enter your bios? tap <F2> @ bootup


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#2
September 28, 2009 at 08:35:24
Its turns on after about 10 attempts but then it freezes again,there is an option to enter bios. Iv tried installing vista on another partion,then formatted the other partions which had Xp,but it still struggles to turn on and freezes. What do i do if i enter the bios.

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#3
September 28, 2009 at 10:32:28
"...but screen remains black..."

... ok its not "just" a black screen then, guessing you had a flashing cursor also ... so the screen works!

... try tapping <F8> @ bootup do you see any options? like "repair"


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#4
September 28, 2009 at 10:38:25
" Iv tried installing vista on another partion,then formatted the other partions which had Xp"

You need to put the laptop back to factory defaults.

The tack you chose, vista and format of the xp partition is what put the laptop in the present state.

Presently you have nothing to boot since you wiped out the boot xp partition.


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#5
September 29, 2009 at 13:37:28
Hie guys,iv just discoverd that my video card(graphics card) is the problem.i think it has some fault because different stripes of colour's appear,then the screen freezes,n then remains black after restart,but turns on after turning on the laptop a little while later(15mins)probably after cooling down,Is it possible for me to replace the video card or get an add on???

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 13:49:51
... enter you bios and set it to default settings as "wanderer" requests!

"...just discoverd that my video card(graphics card) is the problem..."

... "I think you are barking up the wrong tree"

... please answer "Response Number 3" Q:

... I'd say it a software problem ... could be driver

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#7
September 29, 2009 at 15:38:26
If you think its the laptop video connect the laptop via vga port to a monitor.

Stilll doesn't undo your deleting your primary boot partition which is what you did when you deleted xp.

but keep hoping...

just remember this mantra 'factory restore - factory restore...'


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#8
September 29, 2009 at 16:03:31
Thanks guys,u r right! My video card is ok,have tapped F8,i see advanced vista boot options including directory repair services,except 'repair',did default settings on bios then updated my bios.My vista is running better n more stable than before and starts&boots well,tho it froze only once after login.how do i repair from F8.and wher do i reset completely 2 factory defaults??? I realy appreciate your help,thanks again.

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#9
September 30, 2009 at 00:55:11
... if you formatted the recovery partition you'll have problems

... take a look here also this

... there maybe a couple of keys to tap @ bootup for your "unknown" model of fijitsu siemens laptop different makes and models have different ones to invoke factory default recovery, take a look @ fijitsu siemens website for info before you do more damage!

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#10
October 1, 2009 at 13:43:02
Hie guys,have tried everything you said,but no success yet. actual the laptop is no longer turning on at all,when you press the power button,it automaticaly gives a loud sharp beeping sound continously. Isnt it a hardware problem?

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#11
October 1, 2009 at 22:41:22
... does it do that also just running off the battery?

... I am thinking "short" @ this stage


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#12
October 2, 2009 at 04:16:34
Hie,i tried turning it on using battery power,it stil makes the sound.

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#13
October 2, 2009 at 06:10:53
... process of elimination check you "ram" (<click download bootup iso file to test ram) and click> Continuous Beep

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#14
October 2, 2009 at 07:13:13
unit is dead. you can't check ram or anything if it won't even turn on. contact siemens support or recycle it.

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#15
October 2, 2009 at 07:19:36
... errrrr....... good point "wanderer"

... it might be an idea to remove the ram and try it, some units have another stick elsewhere hidden like under the keyboard so it may start with perhaps the other removed (if exist).


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