Solved laptop wont start first time but after a few goes

April 10, 2012 at 15:38:59
Specs: windows 7, 2ghz 3 gb
i have a packard bell lj61
problem i have i it wont start first time i need to try a few time before it starts some time i get nothing some times it will get froze at some point but once it starts i can turn it off and on as many times as i like but if i leave few hour the problem comes back

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April 11, 2012 at 12:26:35
Looks like you are onto it.

First thing I would try is cleaning the RAM edge connectors with a pencil eraser then pop them in and out a few times to remove any oxide from the sockets themselves. REMOVE MAIN BATTERY AND MAINS POWER FIRST.

If that doesn't cure the problem then it is a matter of adding the RAM modules one at a time in each position to see if a particular RAM module is at fault or one of the sockets. Mostly sockets give little trouble (other than oxide).

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#1
April 10, 2012 at 16:56:21
Sounds like it's a hardware failure - PSU most likely.

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#2
April 11, 2012 at 00:51:01
it happen when using battrie or just power lead

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April 11, 2012 at 07:26:01
OK PSU is not likely then.

It does still sound like hardware though - could be a bad connection inside or oxide on edge connectors. Maybe someone will have some ideas but with laptops most people are not in the position to diagnose and/or fix hardware faults themselves.

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#4
April 11, 2012 at 07:30:52
do you think it could be bois battrie as i have notice i have change and save a setting and it rember for a bit then it forgets the time always right it just forgets setting

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#5
April 11, 2012 at 07:49:50
Problems with "time" are very often due to the BIOS battery. Also batteries can recover partially when unused for a while. It is a possibility.

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#6
April 11, 2012 at 10:08:48
i think i found the problem when ram only in slot 1 it works fine when in slot 2 it dont
so i think it slot 2 dont know if it can be fixed could i clean it somehow

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April 11, 2012 at 12:26:35
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Looks like you are onto it.

First thing I would try is cleaning the RAM edge connectors with a pencil eraser then pop them in and out a few times to remove any oxide from the sockets themselves. REMOVE MAIN BATTERY AND MAINS POWER FIRST.

If that doesn't cure the problem then it is a matter of adding the RAM modules one at a time in each position to see if a particular RAM module is at fault or one of the sockets. Mostly sockets give little trouble (other than oxide).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
April 11, 2012 at 12:50:07
ram seem ok as both stick i have work in slot 1 but when i use slot 2 my problem back dont start some times it do with one of the stick but not the other

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#9
April 11, 2012 at 14:19:23
That's unusual but it seems that the fault is either the socket or something in the circuitry that feeds that socket. In which case there is no easy way around this.

You either have to use the computer with less RAM, or see if the motherboard allows you to replace the RAM in the working socket with a larger module that would restore the RAM to its original total value.

Either a motherboard manual or a visit to the manufacturers website should tell you what is the maximum RAM per socket.

If it should be a weak pin on the socket it would probably be near impossible to correct it.

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#10
April 11, 2012 at 21:10:58
Another thing to test is the hard drive. You find out the maker, go to their website and download the iso file for their diagnostic and do a short and long test of the hard drive.
Alternatively one could download seatools from seagate, it works on most hard drives. You need the seatools for dos (to make the cd)
Make a bootable cd. Turn on the computer and boot to the diagnostic cd you made.


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#11
April 12, 2012 at 07:21:10
HopperRox

Not sure why an HD problem would cause issues only when RAM is put in one particular socket. That seems to be the current findings if I have understood the poster correctly.

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#12
April 12, 2012 at 07:56:42
thanks derek for all your help i clean socket now both working fine

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#13
April 12, 2012 at 10:39:30
Thats great news - thanks for popping back to let us know.

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