Having problems with your PC Laptops ?

Will NOT start up, or switch on. battery and or Mains power green lights blink orange./ yellow. been doing it for months, so I do not turn it off, seems to run ok once it is going, but it is slow, had a new motherboard a year or so back - its a satellite TE2100. if I unplug the battery or the mains until the orange lights stop flashing and reconnect mains power, I MAY get a green light, then after fitting battery , that will glow orange, and eventually go green , but no guarantee that it will st


Answers :

Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services.

I have a couple of questions and some troubleshooting tips for you:

Questions: Is the splash screen coming on at all? Any picture or text right when you boot up? What Windows are you running (Windows XP or Vista)? Are there any lights on when you boot up or beeps? If so how many beeps do you hear?

First troubleshooting: If it boots up and is at least showing the splash screen (splash screen or text) then it would be that the operating system is corrupt. This can be caused by several things included viruses, power surges or hardware failure.

The solution for this would be to take the hard drive out and slave it to another working desktop computer to retrieve your data. The attach the hard drive back on and reformat it (I can add specifics to doing this once I know the operating system).

Second troubleshooting: If you hear the operating system chime but do not see a picture and all the lights are on, then this would indicate that the back light on the screen is out. You can test this simply by hooking the laptop up to a monitor and see if you get a picture. If the computer screen shows on the monitor, then your back-light is out. If it doesn't show up then your video graphics card is out.

If the back light is out, it is easier to order a new screen (new or used) from eBay and just switch out (simple process and you can find a replacement for under 50 dollars on eBay). If it is the video graphics card, then you can also purchase one from eBay and switch out (a little tougher because you have to take the top of the laptop off). You can get assistance with this from the manufacturers website and pull specs for free.

Third troubleshooting: If you do not hear any beeps and the above solutions did not work. Then your motherboard has failed. This can be caused by surges or dust. You can purchase a replacement from eBay for a fraction of the cost and replace (this is tough and I am not sure if they have specs for this). You can do it yourself, just be sure and put everything back together as it was.

Fourth troubleshooting: To test the battery, take the battery out of the laptop and turn on with just the adaptor. If it boots, then the battery will need to be replaced. There is no way of testing the power adaptor but 85% of the time, this is the problem. Even if lights come on, the adaptor sometimes gets so overheated that it silently goes out but gives just enough power to make the lights come on. The power adaptor can be found on eBay for under 20 dollars and is cheap enough to replace (first) to make sure that is not the problem. The battery can also be found on eBay for under 60 dollars.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be glad to assist.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Laptops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Will NOT start up, or switch on. battery and or Mains power green lights blink orange./ yellow. been doing it for months, so I do not turn it off, seems to run ok once it is going, but it is slow, had a new motherboard a year or so back - its a satellite TE2100. if I unplug the battery or the mains until the orange lights stop flashing and reconnect mains power, I MAY get a green light, then after fitting battery , that will glow orange, and eventually go green , but no guarantee that it will st


Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services. I have a couple of questions and some troubleshooting tips for you:Questions: Is the splash screen coming on at all? Any picture or text right when you boot up? What Window ... PC Laptops

Battery light flashes 4times orange then 1green


We had the same problem. I figured out it was NOT the main battery, but the auxilary battery. The batter life WITH the auxiliary was 68% total, when I removed the 2nd battery the battery life shot back up to 98% AND the flashing orange / red li ... Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Battery Light Flashes Orange and Green


I have had three different laptops, last one an XPS from DELL which did the same thing. Replacing the battery solved all three laptops. How old is the battery you have in there now? ... Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Laptop will not turn on, mains adaptor box green led light flashs


Sounds like the power jack is damaged or faulty. ... Dell Inspiron 8000 Notebook

Orange blinking power light on inspiron laptop


Hello,\015\012\015\012I recommend purchasing a new Dell Inspiron battery.\015\012\015\012The code 4 blinking orange or amber and one green, means a defective battery.\015\012\015\012Thank You,\ ... Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook

Battery Light Flashes Orange and Green


The LED sequence indicates a failure in the battery. (Like one cell has low charge) As long as the overall battery output meets the minimum for system operation, the battery will work. \015\012\015\012The average lifespan for a Portabl ... Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Laptop will not power on at all.


Don't know what you have for a laptop, so will have to give you a generic process, here. Power down. Remove hard drive, remove cd reader and/or floppy drive. Remove memory cards. Replace only 1 memory card in the main slot (probably marked as slot ... PC Laptops

Massive series of problems with IBM Thinkpad


Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/addon/daughter cards....plz do check the following as in order:..the Hardwa ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

Acer Aspire One 6 Cell Battery Problem


You got a bad battery. If your old battery works fine, and the new one wont hold a charge, Take it back to the store and get another. ... Acer Aspire One AOA110-1626 Notebook

Labtop wont start up


Hi I am a laptop technician, and it sounds like you have a power problem.\015\012\015\012Try removing the main battery and starting the laptop on the mains cable only. If the laptop starts fine then you probably have a problem with either ... Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

When the power button is pressed it powers up, all the status lights flash on once and then the hard drive status light will flash intermittently approximately every 2 seconds and a audible pop is heard from the speakers. In the 2 second gap the CD drive light will flash as if trying to spool up. This will continue until the power button is again depressed to turn the machine of. It will now not boot at all. Can this be fixed?


Yea sure..plz go through it throughly..!!probably itz either minor case of improper ground/cpu fan/faulty power cable..or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/daughter or addon card(s).... ... PC Laptops

Toshiba Satellite L300 Will not start


I have had a this few times... what happens is the Contacts on the Socket for the power supply comes away from the Motherboard. Subsequently, it will not charge, nor power on... & then the battery gets so flat that it stops it all from working... ... Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

The computer will only run from a fully charged battery.


Friendthe problem clearly shows the fault is in the motherboardthanks ... Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650 Notebook

I can not get the laptop to boot up. It will not


Hello agasmier,You may either clean the CMOS port or change the CMOS battery itself.If you're not techie or if my answer sounded gibberish, a visit to a local technician might be a safe advice, just for good measure. ... HP Compaq Business nc8230 Notebook

Toshiba satellite A210 11-P crashes when i disconnect the power lead


From Toshiba, try step-charging the battery or Battery conditioning procedures:\015\012\015\012Batteries don't last forever. All types of batteries gradually lose their ability to hold an electrical charge as they age. Eventually, the com ... PC Laptops

My toshiba satellite a40 isn't turning on it just show up with a abmer light, flashing in the power supply area. I checked the memory and the power supply, even perchased a new battery and power cord, could it be the motherboard.


So you have the Battery Icon and the DC in icon (charger - power)Are they flashing / blinking? which colors?Battery icon - Lights orange - Quick chargebattery icon - Lights green - Battery is fully charged and ac adapter ... Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 Notebook

Problem with emachine m5124 startup


Take the battery out and unplug the power cord. Press down the power button continuously for a solid 30 seconds without stopping. This drains all the power out of the circuits and resets whatever invalid state your computer is in. Now, ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Monitor will not power up. was working fine last night, and now is not working at all. Just black screen.


Very incomplete thread..i gotta know 1st what is ur system\015\012configuration..is all ur system is getting power on..is there any light\015\012on cabinet glowing (the power n hdd)..is there is power light coming on\015\012ur monitor..is there any s ... LG Flatron 775FT 17" CRT Monitor

The notebook will not boot up. When the button is pressed, it lights up for about 10 seconds and then goes off. There is a faint hum which sounds like the fan starting up but that also stops when the light goes off. The screen stays blank. The notebook is plugged in to the mains and the green battery light is on showing that the battery is fully charged. At a guess it seems like the BIOS is not kicking in.


Sound like you have power problem mostly that is happen to the hp notebook now to solv now you need to unplug the ac power and also remove the battery and press the power button and hold untell the light come on and plug it back in and also put ... Acer Aspire 7720 Notebook PC

Battery light blinking red during charging


Dell or Panasonic? Your post has both listed.If the blinking light on a Dell is yellow or amber or orange (somewhere in that color range) and continues to blink the entire time it is plugged into AC power (wall outlet) and when you unplu ... Panasonic Toughbook 28 Notebook

Acer Aspire won't power on with fully charged 9 cell battery!


Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to\015\0 ... Acer Aspire One AOA110-1626 Notebook

Flashing icon at the top right of my Dell Inspiron 6400


The first thing I would try is to get a new power adaptor. You can find a OEM on ebay probably for about $20. Just type in your model number on the search section on ebays homepage. ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Hello! I have an Acer Aspire 5520G Laptop 2 years old. On the weekend it suddenly decided to stop working. When I push the on button it goes to power up, the light flashes green and then it clicks and stops. A few seconds later it will go to power up again and then it clicks and stops.The whole process will keep reapeating itself.The only way to stop it is to remove the battery and make sure the mains power is disconnected. The screen stays black and doesnt boot up at all. Any advice apart from


Try to check the memory card reseat or clean it ( the edge connector with gel eraser), do this when battery is out and its AC power plug.Did it undergoes some maintenance check in two years. Maybe you should, dirt, dust build up maybe the ... Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

Fujitsu siemens amilo d 7830


Sounds like you have an exhausted battery. Even rechargeable batteries must eventually be replaced when exhausted.\015\012\015\012Try removing the battery and booting the laptop while plugged in. If it works, the battery is exhausted and you'll hav ... Fujitsu Siemens AMILO D-7830 Notebook

LAPTOP WON'T BOOT UP - ORANGE POWER LIGHT FLASHING


This was an odd one to fix. I found apon opening the machine that the heat sink was completly blocked with fluff (Picture Uploaded) so I removed it and cleaned it up.\015\012I then removed the CPU, cleaned that of thermal paste and cleaned the ... HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9392 seconds