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Compaq R4000 Won't Boot

Posted on 2006-11-28
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I have a user's laptop that when I try to power it up, nothing happens.  All I get is an amber power button, black screen, and nothing else.  I have tried reseating the RAM, the hard drive, and have even replaced the hard drive.  What can the problem be?  I don't know what the amber light means.  Any suggestions?
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the problem can result from a meriad of things.

1. bad ram
2. bad cpu
3. bad motherboard
4. power supply
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try booting without disk and cd drive.
if you boot without ram, does it beep ?
did you try with battery alone, and from AC alone?
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unless the author answers my answer would be the best answer because this problem can becaused by many different things.
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