emachine labtop wont boot up

December 13, 2014 at 18:14:57
Specs: Linux
When I try to turn on my emachine will not boot up.when you push the power button it come on you can hear the fan, but the screen States black and the the lights go off then back on again over and over

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#1
December 14, 2014 at 03:29:08
If it is showing nothing at all on the screen at boot then it is almost certainly a hardware issue. The first thing to try is to attach an external monitor to see if that displays anything .

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#2
December 14, 2014 at 08:07:22
If the external monitor also stays black, does the computer sound as if it is booting up? I realise that probably seems a weird suggestion but most folk have become used to the little noises their computer makes when it is booting normally.

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#3
December 15, 2014 at 14:45:48
You can hear the fan then it stop and the light goes off then a second later it comes back on with the light

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#4
December 15, 2014 at 14:56:39
Did you try an external monitor and if so did you see anything at all on it?

Just for info it is a laptop.

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#5
December 20, 2014 at 17:59:27
Yeah I tryed that I'm thinking now it something in the hardware

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#6
December 20, 2014 at 18:23:31
Your description sounds as though the computer is restarting
over and over -- It begins to boot, but before it gets very far, it
suddenly starts over from the beginning. Does that sound like
what ir happening? When my computer boots or restarts, the
fans initially run at full speed for a second or so, then drop down
to normal speed according to their settings. Does that happen
when your computer restarts? Do the fans ever drop down to
normal speed before the restart?

How long do the fans run before the computer restarts? Does
it keep doing that forever unless you stop it? Was the computer
working OK before this began happening? Did you do anything
unusual to the computer before it began?

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#7
December 20, 2014 at 18:44:49
From what you have said the computer seems to be restarting before anything appears on the screen, in other words even before the operating system tries to start. There are many possibilities, CPU overheating immediately due to poor heat-sink contact is one of them.

EDIT: Some good questions being asked at #6.

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