advent 7088 laptop wont boot ,powers on displays bios screen and never goes forward

Posted on 2007-09-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
i have a tyical poblem .my friends laptop advent 7088 laptop now wont boots .when power button is switched it displays american megatrends  i.e ami bios 2005 screen and never goes forward .it reamins forever .and no key works  on key board .whats exactly is the problem .what should i do .i tried to run  spotmau cd but nothing happens .cd is running but the same screen stays .after a while the cd stops.
Question by:azhar_uddin
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    What is the message on the screen - or is it totally blank?
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    Can you use [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] to restart the system?
    Is there no error message?

    If no on both, you should try to do a CMOS reset. See the documentation for your system.

    Also try removing the HD and see if that changes anything. At least a "missing operating system" message should appear. Sometimes a bad/faulty hard drive will hang a system like that.
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    try reemoving all devices you can, HD, CD, battery other devices ...
    Also, remove battery, hold the power button for 30 sec, remove AC - then retry
    but it can be your laptop died ...

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    hi there
    when i am powering up laptop it displays the ami bios startup screen and hangs there.there is no hdd now .still same essage.i tried cntl+alt+de its not working .i have to press power button for 15 sec to switch off the laptop.
    i will try removing the cmos and will c if it helps

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    does anyone know how to remove the keboard to access cmos battery.i have taken off all the screws that are visible but still it doesnt opens .any help regarding replacing keyboard  is much appreciated
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