Laptop won't turn on!

I am having issues with my laptop where the laptop does not turn on. Sometimes after a few power on and off, the BIOS Screen comes up but nothing happens after that. I am stuck as to what issue is it? The problem started all of a sudden without any reason.
Please help me to isolate the problem and find the solution.
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abhishek1986Asked:
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Pancake_EffectCommented:
Sounds like the compacitators are blown. (that's just a assumption)

As to troubleshoot, I would take the battery out and try a different power cable with the same voltage.

Could be a virus, could try reformatting. But I think it's more likely a power or hardware malfunction.
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clinker83Commented:
I wouldn't think it's an issue with virus or other software.

Unfortunately it sounds like a hardware issue. If replacing the battery or power supply doesn't work you could try taking out the hard drive and RAM and see if you get the BIOS screen. Otherwise it looks like you'll need to consider replacing motherboard or just buy a new laptop.
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abhishek1986Author Commented:
I got the problem sorted out...What I am guessing is that it was a case of RAM being loose..don't know that for sure, but took out RAM and replaced it back and it is working fine now....Just curious though, is there any rule as to which RAM should be in which slot? I have a 1 Gb RAM and a 2 Gb RAM.
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Pancake_EffectCommented:
Doesnt make a difference, I personally put the larger stick in slot 1 just for personal reference.
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