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Question: hard drive light and power button light blinking, laptop doe...

Hi. Tonight I had a problem with my laptop. It was in sleeping mode, and when I open the lid there were no mouse function and no touch screen function. So the only thing I could do was to press the power button for 3 seconds to turn it off, but it didn't completely, because the screen turn off, but the power button light is blinking just like when it is on sleep mode, and I'm not sure if the hard drive light was on, off or blinking before this, but now is blinking. I press the power button and nothing happen, I press it for 3 seconds and nothing happen. I even did the HDMI connection to another monitor, but both monitors don't show anything, not even recognize that something is connected to the HDMI port in the new monitor. There is no sound, nothing, just the 2 blinking lights. What should I do? Thanks PS: I'm not sure if it's Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit. It was upgraded from Windows 8

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I recently upgraded my microsoft office from XP professional (2002) to home and student 2010. I had troubles installing the software and had microsoft tech help me by take over my computer and install the software. Since then the computer has become VERY unstable(freezes and locks up(required battery to be removed)). The Hard Drive light keeps running and has become very slow. I don't know what to do, or if I have a virus...please advise. I have defraged the hard drive and scanned the disk...need some help...
 

Answer:Hard Drive light keeps blinking - slowing laptop

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When closing the laptop, it goes into sleep/hibernate mode, but the power button keeps blinking. Many times I use the laptop at night right before sleeping but the blinking light is extremely bothersome in the otherwise dark room. Is there a way to disable this?

Answer:Disable blinking power button light

I don't think there is a way to turn off the blinking light. It happens on all Hp laptops when they go into sleep. (the power button keeps blinking but not on hibernation).

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.

Answer:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
* Are you able to boot into windows normally?
* Please try to boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the battery / adapter listed.
* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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My Dell GX300 won't power on. The power button light just blinks when it is plugged in. I tried booting from a floppy and from the OS disk but nothing happens.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi! I have an Acer Aspire switch 10. About hours ago, I charged it, and after a hour or two I opened it and saw critical low battery thing, I tried charging it in different outlets in our house, but all I can see is an orange blinking light in it's power button, I know that it should be steady, Please help! I'm charging it for almost a day, and still the battery is low, sometimes a recovery thing pops out the screen.

Answer:Abnormal blinking orange light in my Power button

Is the machine still inside the warranty period? Jack E/NJ

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Today I went to press the power button on my Dell vostro 220s intel pentium running windows vistaThe power button blinking a yellowish color while Sound beeps twice at a time. I just used this computer last night with no problems Please help me. I have the system open ready to explore.

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Today I went to press the power button on my Dell vostro 220s intel pentium running windows vistaThe power button blinking a yellowish color while Sound beeps twice at a time. I just used this computer last night with no problems Please help me. I have the system open ready to explore.

Answer:Dell power button blinking yellowish light

That's Dells way of saying you need a new power supply.

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Hi! I have an Acer Aspire switch 10. About hours ago, I charged it, and after a hour or two I opened it and saw critical low battery thing, I tried charging it in different outlets in our house, but all I can see is an orange blinking light in it's power button, I know that it should be steady, Please help! I'm charging it for almost a day, and still the battery is low, sometimes a recovery thing pops out the screen.

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My fiancée's HP G62 laptop suddenly stopped booting. More specifically, when you press the power button, the power light comes on, but the screen stays totally black. I tried doing a hard reset on it (unplug, remove the battery, and hold power button down for 60 seconds), but that didn't work.  I tried this multiple times with no success. I shined a flashlight on the screen to see if there was a faint image (indicating a backlight problem), but there is no image at all. I tried connecting the computer to an external monitor, and that didn't work either.   Recently I had to replace the fan and the power button assembly on this machine, but it was working fine after that until now. 

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I have a Dell Latitude E5250. When plugging in the AC adapter the only light that comes on is the power button light and it's blinking continuously. The other indicator lights are off. The system board has been replaced, no change. After the system board was replaced the battery indicator light came on and the battery charged, though the laptop would not power on when the power button was pressed. It would light up then go out.  I've removed the battery and AC adapter, held down the power button to discharge flea power, no change. Followed Dell TechDirect directions to remove the battery and CMOS battery, then insert the AC adapter and power on the laptop, no change. I've tried known good RAM. I've removed all components including the LCD cable, no change. When the AC adapter is installed the power button light blinks continuously, no pattern, no other indicator lights come on. Any thoughts? I'm wondering if it's a video issue, bad Touch LCD?
Thanks.

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I have a dell t3400 (core duo e8400, 4gb Ram...) which was powered by the oem psu, but I changed it to a corsair vs450 so I could power my gpu. Two months later, after taking the gpu and psu to another pc, I put the oem psu back into the dell, and tried to power on, but there is a blinking orange light in the power button. I doubt it is a mobo problem, because it was working today. Any ideas?

Answer:Dell T3400 orange blinking light in power button

Blinking Amber power button is Bad Power supply.   Solid Amber power button is Dead motherboard.  T3400 with X38 Express Chipset 
525W Active Power Factor Correction (APFC) power supply.
M1J3H, 7JVXX, D525AF-01
PSU may be bad or USB Ports may be damaged creating a short on a main power rail. (PS_ON asserted, PS_PWRGOOD not asserted)

 
 

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I have a Satellite P755-103. I upgraded the BIOS from version 2.6 to version 2.7 (file bios-20121002102409.zip) dated 17-09-2012. Since then, I noticed the light in the power button started to act randomly. It usually is on, sometimes it dims, sometimes it goes off, sometimes it blinks. I could not find any apparent reason for it. It also happens during the BIOS pre-boot phase, working on battery and working with the power supply on.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Paulo Pereira, Portugal

Answer:Satellite P755-103 power button light blinking randomly

Hi

Are you sure you are talking about power LED indicator and not HDD indicator.

The first from left is the DC indicator and it glows white when power is being correctly supplied from AC adaptor.

The 2nd from left is power indicator and it glows white when the computer is turned on.
But if you turn off the unit and goes into sleep mode, this led flashes amber.

The 3rd is battery indicator.

The 4th from left is HDD / CD/DVD drive indicator and it blinks whenever the notebook is accessing the HDD or reads from disk

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Why would a computer take hours and days before a display? When the system is turn on very ofter the power light keeps blinking and the harddrive light is on but nothing shows on the monitor for hours or days and may not at all. Powering off and re-powering rarely helps it just have to be left alone and comes on whenever if ever.. Thanks for help

Answer:The power light keeps blinking and the harddrive light is on

Try a new signal cable from PC to monitor.If no change, try a new graphics card.If still no change, test the hard drive with "Seagate SeaTools for DOS".Click the "Download" tab here: http://www.seagate.com/support/down...The download is an ISO file, so you'll also need to install "IMGBurn" from here:http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/Use IMGBurn to create a CD from the ISO file, then boot your faulty computer from it. The testing program will open. Select the hard drive and test it. If it fails the test you need to replace the hard drive.If hard drive passes the test it's okay, so test the RAM modules with "Memtest86" which is also an ISO file, so you need to create a CD from that too:http://www.memtest.org/

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Answer:Why doesn't my Nokia Lumia power on when I plug the charger in, the window button light is blinking?

Have u tried another charger .. Maybe something wrong with ur charger

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I just bought a HP Pavilion DM4-2015dx laptop a few days ago.  Turning it on this morning, it won't boot and the Caps Lock light  is blinking.  I have searched the HP site and Google for a solution to the problem and have found nothing to tell me what the blinking light means or why it won't boot up.  Does anyone have an idea of what the blinking light on the Caps Button means?

Answer:Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

I have the Pavilion dv7 124Ous and this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time I replaced the battery and that seemed to work fine. But now it's not working on line I found this out about the blinking lights, There is a list of 7 things it could be.... Cpu Failure, Bios Failure, General Board System Failure..

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Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

Answer:Laptop Won't Boot. Caps Lock Button Light Blinking

JetGada1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your notebook not starting but with the Caps Lock LED blinking and wanted to help.Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code | HP® Customer SupportGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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i have y500 15.6 HD full 2x gt650m in (SLI) the problem is i both it oct 24, 2013, and 15 days i just play games for 8hrs straight, i shutdown manual, and when i turn it on my y500 wont boot up, power button light on,backlit light, fan blowing and split 5 sec all is off, i think mother board problem, i return it for 1 yr warranty to replace d unit factory defect **bleep**......im curious did you experience it to your y500 ADMIN please reply THANK YOU GODSPEED

Answer:lenovo y500 Wont boot up, Power Button light on,Backlit Light on,Fan Blowing Fast 5sec all is OFF

Hi Wacky78900,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y500 Laptop is not turning ON after playing game and turning OFF manually, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and check the issue. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

If the issue persists even after performing the Flee-Power and as the computer is in warranty, I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance. Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I had a friend bring me an HP laptop recently that was not turning on or responding at all. The only thing that happens when I plug the laptop in is that the light located right next to the power port (which has a plug icon next to it) blinks a light blue / whitish color. No other lights blink, not the lightning bolt charging light, nothing. I have tried it with the battery installed, and removed.  Same behavior.I have tried the power drain (hold the power button for a minute while the batter is removed). Same behavior.I have tried multiple power adapters. Same behavior. Does this likely mean something is wrong with the motherboard itself? I can't find much information on a blinking power port light, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Adam

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Hello Guys,I have HP dv6 pavilion series with Windows 10 (64 bit) for 4 years now. I dont have the Battery so I usually work with directly connecting the Power cable.It worked fine till now. Today it abruptly Shut down and since then its not booting. The Charging light keeps on Blinking.I have tried the 40/30 sec trick (holding thepower on button for 30-40 secs for the capacitors to discharge) twice, but in vain. I also cleaned up my cooling fan and checked for all the wiring, its all intact. After re-essembling the laptop, the same problem persists. And about the Bios update, I do think I have the latest bios updated, as my laptop is connected with internet, and I usually keep it all Updated. And if someone recommends me to Update the BIOS, well I cannot power on my laptop, so is there any alternative for updating the BIOS? Earlier it did Abruptly Shutdown twice or thrice over last few days, but used to Power up again. But today it wont work.Please Help Me guys. Thanks

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I just purchased a T 61 14" screen loaded with faster processor, turbo boast 4 mg ram and vista ultimate. Even when I am doing nothing on the computer the hard drive continues to flash and it stays warm. Should the HD run constantly even if nothing is being loaded. I went to a friend of mine who disabled some things in systems confiq but that shut down other features like the think advantage button and its activity. Vista seems awful slow booting up and shutting down compared to my home computer with XP pro........any ideas.........I am a noob.thanks





Lenovo T61T9300 @ 2.50GHz4 GB MemWindows Vista Ultimate

Answer:Blinking hard drive light

It is probably Vista indexing everything on the hard drive so it can search faster. You can either shut off the indexing service or give it a couple days to settle down. Once it is finished indexing it will speed up.





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I have an Acer Extensa laptop, with an AMD Turion 64 x 2 (1.9 GHz 2 x 512 KB L2 cache), with 2 GB DDR2 Ram. Upon startup, there is a blue screen for about four minutes, then is "OK". This laptop of mine is very slow. My HDD indicator is active for a very long time, up to 20 minutes after startup. I've used Lavasoft, Spyzooka, and CCleaner to name a few to help detect trojans and viruses, but cannot be detected by these applications I just mentioned. CA antivirus cannot detect anything after a complete scan. Is there someting that can be done about this, without having this professionally serviced in the shop? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Here is my HiJackThis log file if this is of any help:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:57:18 AM, on 10/30/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BtTray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Users\mrr107i\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
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Answer:Hard Drive light keeps blinking..

This will stop the constant HDD activity:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...ws-vista-search-indexer-and-indexing-service/

I did this right after purchasing my new pc a few weeks ago and have not had any problem like it since and can still use the search feature in Exployer. I also use File Seeker if I think the search isn't yielding what I want.
 

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I bought a Dell 1535 laptop yesterday with 32bit home premium vista installed. The computer seems to run well and cpu usage % is low but the hard drive light is constantly blinking. Other people seem to have a similar situation due to Vista's indexing but I'd like to know if this stops at some point.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Blinking Hard Drive Light

Just give it a few days to index everything and it will calm down

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After a reboot my pc runs OK, but after 10-15 minutes it seems to get unresponisve and I notice the hard drive light is on like it is downloading something, even if I am not connected to internet. When I do connect to internet, it freezes a lot.

Answer:why does my hard drive light keep blinking?

Press CTRL/ALT/DEL to bring up taskmanager and check what processes are running that are taking up the CPU.Whatever is running is accessing the harddrive and the usual culprit is antivirus scanning.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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I have a Dell XPS 13 that had the motherboard replaced a few months ago.  When attempting to boot the front led blinks amber twice, then white twice repeatedly. The device will start up but never boots to the dell logo or the Windows OS. This is with the AC plugged in and also with the internal battery plugged in.  After a few months, I had the same issue with the laptop yesterday.  Is there another issues other than the motherboard or could it be that the "refurbished motherboard" came from another defective Dell XPS 13 9350?

Answer:Dell XPS 13 won't boot up and has blinking amber light (twice) plus blinking white light (once) for the 2nd time

Hi PFMCDONNER ,
Does the screen gets stuck at Dell logo?
Are you able to boot to "advanced boot options? by pressing F8?
Also run the diagnostics by pressing the F12 during startup and let me know the results.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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the hard drive light of my SL410 blinks almost every second, even when the computer is idle, I have scanned my computer with AVG and I have run an online Eset scan, they found no viruses... and I wonder what is going on inside my computer... my hard drive light keeps blinking and I checked it with the second hand of the clock on the wall and it synched up.. I don't know what is accessing my computer every second..Some poeple said that it may be the indexing action of Winows 7, I turn down the indexing action and it didn't help.Please help!!!I should say that I am using Windows 7..

Answer:SL410, hard drive light keeps blinking

Hi peymana,Welcome to the forum!So does on my thinkpads. I think it's probably normal and there is nothing to be worried about it.Hope it helps.





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Hi,

I am new to this site, but I really need help. I have an external hard drive with tons and tons of important things on it. It was running fine and I went to plug it in last night and there is a blinking red light. It is a 3.5'' HDD enclosure. Can someone please tell me what has happened and also how I can fix it or retrieve the data. BTW... there is a green light on as well, but it doesn't blink, I am assuming that light just means it is on

Thanks
 

Answer:External hard drive not working, blinking red light???

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I have a Toshiba laptop, running Windows XP Home, with 1 GB ram, and about all I use it for is email while traveleing and PowerPoint presentations when I teach.

I have a Linksys wifi card which I don't use at home since I have no wifi network at home. But if I want to use the web at home, I wire up my Ethernet cord that comes from my Comcast cable modem through my Linksys Ethernet router.

At the moment, I have booted it up, but I have not put in the wifi card and I have not connected the modem. So the only wires into the rig are for 120 vac power and the mouse!

I've completed the normal startup and I'm looking at the customary Windows desktop screen. All icons are lit and steady. Everything on the quick launch bar and the task bar is normal. The cursor is the customary arrow and it's steady.

I've been in this configuration for nearly 30 minutes now, and the hard drive activity light on the front of the rig has not stopped blinking randomly the whole time!

What the **** is it doing?!
 

Answer:Hard drive activity light never stops blinking!

Have you checked in Task Manager under processes to see what might be running that may be causing this?
 

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I'm having problems with my external drive and am wondering if the blinking light is a code for what's wrong. The lights did not blink the same way before. I believe something is damaged but I don't know exactly whats wrong with it.
I have an external "SimpleTech" drive on the back it says the following:
Product Name: SimpleDrive
Model No.: 96300-40001-001
Power: DC Adapter 12V 2A
It connects via a USB cable to my computer. My computer was recognizing it but no longer does. I tried replacing the USB cable but that didn't help either. It has a red and a blue light on it in the front. The red light indicates it has been turned on but I don't know what exactly the blue light indicates. However the blue light is now blinking in a way that I have not seen it blink before. It blinks on once then pauses then blinks three times fast then pauses and repeats the pattern. Does this blinking pattern indicate what the problem is? When the HD turns on it spins up sounding fine but then makes several soft ticking/clicking type sounds and spins down and stops then just blinks it's blue light. Someone told me it's probably a head crash and the clicking sound is the scraping of the head against my platters meaning probably everything is shot. Any help? Is the blue light blinking a code that says what's going on? Is it even worth taking in to someone to see if they can salvage any of the data that was on it?
 

Answer:Problem with external hard drive and blinking blue light

My Rock Mobile External hard drive was doing the same thing. It just went completely Blank, and is no longer even formated. Save your data if you can.
 

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Hello,
I am wondering if I am Infected. I have a Compaq Presario SR5110NX.
I am running
Windows Vista Home basic
512 MB SDRAM
the computer is very very slow and the hard drive light never stops blinking. I have run Avast

anti virus and Ad-Aware but the hard drive light never stops and it is still very slow. Could

someone please help me?

Thank you,
rjett

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I downloaded and installed a bios from a Lenovo website.afer installing it asks to restart.after restart it update the bios and said your bios have been installed.then nothing is came.if I powered it on the screen not switching on and only the power button light on. Even keyboard light blink while I press the power button ,then it off.even the caps lock and num lock buttons also not switching the light on. I can hear the fan running inside the laptop.thats only working.

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My laptop was working fine yesterday, charging and powering on an off normally. It updated without my telling it to. When it was complete (since it said don't turn computer off until finished) I either just shut the lid or I shut it down when it was done. This morning when I wake up and try to turn it on it won't power up. Then I noticed that the power button was blinking, like it is in sleep mode, tried pressing 10 times then holding down power button for 30-60 seconds and still nothing. Next I saw that although the power is plugged in the battery light won't come on. I don't know if it is charging (it could be dead). I tried a bunch of different outlets and that isn't the issue. I also listened to the computer and there is a very soft high pichted noise that dissapears if you unplug it, and that when you hit the power button and it starts blinking, the sounds changes fom high to lower pitch and back again over and over. But no other sounds or fans kicking on or drive spinning. I am pretty sure it isn't the power cord but have no way of checking. And I can't remove the battery without voiding the warrenty. Anyone have any advice, besides calling to have Lenovo send me a box to send it back to Lenovo since it is only 4 months old and still under warrenty?

Answer:Lenovo Edge 15 laptop 80K9 battery light won't come on, power light blinks

Suggest you eliminate problem 1. Do you have spare power supply unit? Worth trying that first. Your battery may be in sleep mode and won't wake up as battery is drained and hence needs charging. 2. You can go to local retailer and suspect a good one (John Lewis) will let you charge it for 30 mins. Ideally go back to person you bought it from. 3. Once you are in use restore to go back to last working point. I have to telll you the support from Lenovo and Microsoft was very very very disappointing. I tried to even return the PC and swop for HP as mine is only 2 months old. However, the answer was send back to Lenovo. Hope you find a way to get it charged  

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3 Days ago, my computer started giving me lots of popups which was some kind of adware or malware which pretended to be my computer telling me that I needed to download anti virus software. I ran ad aware, and although it kept identifying threats and quarantine them, it would always come right back upon reboot.
I downloaded a program called Threatfire which seemed to get rid of the pop ups.

But ever since this attack on my computer, my hard drive light is blinking rhythmically and constantly, and it never stops. Additionally, I can hear the hard drive "thinking" with every flash of the hard drive light.

I ran msconfig and only have the minimum startup programs running, but I can't figure out what is running or if it's connected to the popup situation that seems resolved at the moment.

Below is the Hijack This logfile. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!

Thanks!
Mike
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:47:15 PM, on 10/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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I Installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1, now hard drive red light keeps blinking red, is that normal or is my power supply going. 

Answer:Installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1, now hard drive red light keeps blinking

If it is normally Green and now Blinking Red then yes your system is reporting an error. I'd check with your computer manufacturer to see what this means. And if its a system you built, look up the motherboard and the troubleshooting section to see what this error means. It could be that the system is detecting a failure in the drives near future or soemthing else.

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Day before yesterday when I was trying to start my laptop, the light turned on-off continuously several times, and finally the power key light turned on but the screen was black.And yesterday the light turned on-off thrice. But after that every time I turned it, the power button light got on, but the screen was black.Present situation: On starting my laptop, the power key light is on, but the screen persists to be black, not getting on-off on it's own. I found one solution, of removing the battery as well as charger and pressing the power key for about 60 seconds. But it didn't help.Please suggest what might the problem be and solutions!!

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My computer will not start. The power status LED flashes for a short time but nothing else happens - no HDD, no fan, and no display. What do I do?I google and follow some ans but issue not solved, what do i do plz help

Answer:Laptop will not start only power button light flash

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of your problem.  What model do you have ?
 
Try clearing the CMOS to see if that will resolve the start up problem.  Just do this....
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.

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When I turn on laptop power light comes with wifi light and caps lock light blinks but screen does not starts and still black.Model no.-HP Pav 15 n2 07TU

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Hi guys well I just hope someone with some electronics knowledge in repairing notebooks would help me out in here.
I got a sager 5680 lappy, and when I plug the lap on AC power without the battery I turn on the unit and instantly goes off, ( I hear a low sparky noise like some sort of short circuit, when this happens the psu light dimms from rock solid ) .
Now if you leave the unit with the battery charging you may be lucky and the battery will charge and the only way the unit works is with the battery on it's bay, as soon as you remove the battery boom unit shuts off.

The Unit does work but only when you plug in a battery and when it charges if you leave it dunno a couple of nights never gets solid green

What I did :
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- Could the PSU be bad not throwing enough amps ? even if it shows voltage
on digital meter

- This lap has a separate voltage daughtercard for the battery I removed it when diagnosing this card goes
plugged onto the mainboard and here the battery gets plugged.

- Measured PSU voltage it's working fine 20volts DC

- Checked SMD fuse on motherboard , fine

- Dissasembled the entire unit ripped everything off that might me faulty

- I've read the AC plug sometimes get's broken and I retouched the solder points, once I did this, by miracle the unit started without the battery plugged on. But guess what after I assembled the unit then again , when on AC power alone turned on , and then went off . So I don�... Read more

Answer:laptop not starting on AC , power light on , I press on button & goes off instantly

The power adapters and the power sockets have an extremely high failure rate in the Sager 5680 laptop. We have seen eight of them in our shop with identical symptoms. While still under warranty, Sager replaced those without a question.

The problem appears to be where the power meets the motherboard. New parts would need to be re-soldered into the system... expensive because it is very time consuming.

Sorry I don't have a solution for you. Working units are available on eBay, if you want to trace the problem between a working model and a failed one.
 

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hp pavilion dv2000,wins xp.laptop screen been flickering few days now yesterday died on me.screen is blank,the battery light does not light up at all had pc 20 months,its on everyday,I am retired.There is no way I can check the battery wireless switch lights up and hp site not much help.I took battery out and it says replace 417066-001,where would I get this one & are they expensive if thats the problem do I insert recovery discs.

Answer:power light & drive light on but not battery

Try this first:Remove the battery.Remove the mains cordPress and hold down the power button for 30 seconds.Replace batteryReplace mains leadTry again.If this fails (I assume the machine works on mains power)Then replacement can be obtained from:click here

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Hi, My lenovo IdeaPad Y510p laptop is showing the light on the power button but does not get started. I even tried removing the battery and running the laptop only on power cord but still the problem persists. It seems that the laptop is not getting booted at all but will keep on showing the light on the power button of the laptop. Pleaes let me know what is supposed to be done.It has been just two months since I bought this laptop and it was working fine earlier. Thanks for your quick reply.  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y510p laptop not booting but showing light on power button

Hi Harsh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y510p Laptop is not turning ON. I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power, below are the steps to perform the same:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

If the issue persists even after performing Flee-Power, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the details of the nearest Authorized Service Center to get the issue analyzed.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hello,
After upgrading my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10, When I manually click on "Start-------> Shutdown " my power button light wont turn off, screen goes black but the bottom is still giving light, it only turn off men I press it 7 sec ore remove the battery. Can some one help me and solve my problem. 

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I just received my replacment AC adaptor. I put my battery back in and plugged the laptop in, but when i push the power button the battery indicator light flashes red four times. There are no lights on. Does this mean my battery is fried. Originally i thought the jack needed replaced, but the guy told me it was just my cord which Best Buy confirmed. So after getting the new cord i have this new problem. Usally there is a battery indicator light on when the battery is in and it is plugged in. I tryed taking out the battery, unplugging it and holding the power button down, but that didnt work. I also tryed it without the battery in. Is my battery just bad? Thanks for any help.

Thank you,
Dan
 

Answer:Solved: battery indicator light flashing red when power button on my laptop is pushed

Try plugging the laptop in and then push the power button. I have had the same thing happen to me when the laptop would only work when I had it plugged in. I had to replace the battery.
 

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I am using T400 laptop, recently a month back I had a problem with battery charging, which when contacted lenovo support they asked me to perform the battery re-set, which I did and now my battery is charing well, but now the problem is battery indicator light beside the wireless, caps-lock indicator is blinking orange even thought my battery is well charged and when cursor is placed on the power manager it is showing battery remaining status which is fine, but along with that it is also showing Battery 2: Error detected. And when opened power manager, even there I am seeing Main battery condition as good and second battery condition as error. Can anyone please let me know why would this error come and how to resolve it? By any chance would T400 will have 2 batteries? Please let me know if you need any thing else.

Answer:T400: Battery indicator light blinking orange light

update to version 3.31 should help http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70601





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I have a dell mini 10v that uses windows xp. week before last i noticed that my computer's power light was blinking red. what could be causing this problem? when I touch the charger, ever so lightly, or barely touch the pc, the computer will power off. after jiggling the wire to the charger, the power light comes back on, and is blinking red. sometimes i do not even have to touch the pc, it powers off on its own.

i then have to press the power button for the computer to start up.

i was told i needed a new charger, which i purchased, but the power light is still blinking red. i went to the power option and my battery is at 55% and does not change. what is causing this? do I need a new battery? i checked to see if my power option was set on stand by. it was and so i changed it, but the light is still blinking red. does anybody have any suggestions?

i was told t remove the battery for a few minutes and then reinstall, but i cringe at having to do that. the screws in the back are so small i am not sure i can even get the panel out, but if i have to, then i will.

what should i do? thanks for the help
 

Answer:power light blinking red

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I've had Windows 8 sitting around since February, and got around to installing it yesterday. So far all is well, except for when I shut my computer off the power LED will keep flashing. At first I thought my computer was just in sleep mode, but after hitting a couple keys that was not the case. Is there a setting some where that would cause this. I know it's a minor issue but damn that LED is bright.

My systems specs
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800Yeah this machine is over five years old, working on getting a new one together soon.

Answer:Blinking power light

As a test you could try turning Fast Startup off, Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
The Fast Startup uses a hybrid sleep mode and that may be why your power LED is blinking.

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I have a logisys CS305BK and i have a lga 755 motherboard and every time i press the power button it just blinks nothing else happens. I dosent even run!
 

Answer:Blinking power light

Im thinking a power supply problem or maybe a failing motherboard.
 

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I just got a hp stream 11 & it won't turn on & the power light is blinking.

Answer:Power light blinking

Hello,How many times does the LED blink?  You can get information about blink codes here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674#AbT2




-ChrisI work for HP.Support Forums are now on your mobile phone: http://m.hp.com/supportforum

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My dad recently tried to install new ram in his computer (not mine in case you remember that topic) but when he did the computer wouldnt turn on and the power light constantly blinked, quite rapidly. Thinking that the new ram might be the problem he took it out, put the old back in and it STILL wouldnt turn on, and the light still blinks. Apparently it happend last time he unplugged his computer, although i don't know why he did it then. He said that last time he set ti aside and later (week+) plugged it back in and it worked. What would the problem be and how could we fix it?

He has a Dell 4700C.
 

Answer:Power light blinking?

http://support2.jp.dell.com/docs/systems/dim4700c/en/OM/en/N56841LRs.pdf

Your diagnostics and problem solvers for the Dell
 

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satellite l305d-s59222 won't start

Answer:laptop won't start only the power light comes on no hard dis

We need a little more info than that, any more symptoms?I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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I just finish reformat my PC, while I'm installing software's i notice that my monitor just turn off and and the Fan's inside my computer is not working also the power light is turn red and it's just blinking. what could happen to my PC? Please help me.
 

Answer:My won't open and the power light is blinking red

Am I to assume that you have successfully installed Windows XP (your other post)?
What software are you installing and after how much time does it tur off?
Did you review the power settings (under screen saver) after you installed Windows?
Also, you never gave any specs on your computer (aside from the o/s) what kind of PC do you have, how old is it?
 

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I have a Satelite 1415-S173 that won't boot.
The only signs of life is the blinking power light.
The lights flash in this pattern 3-3-2 3-3-2 3-3-2

I have changed out everything memory, hard drive etc.

Answer:What does this blinking power light pattern mean?

Hello

When the notebook has a problem with power supply (board electronic), sends hexadecimal code.
In your case there are two problems:
- To know what this code means you must know exactly how to read this code. The binary code must be converted to the hexadecimal code and then you could compare the code with the description in the maintenance manual.
- Maintenance manual is not a public document.

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Yo, this is my first post : ) I searched for this topic, but my question is pretty specific...

Yesterday i was on my computer and all was well, except my sound wasn't working. i don' thave a sound card so it's directly connected to my motherboard - that was annoying, but then my keyboard backlight kept blinking on and off and started entering in a lot of typing in my computer. They keyboard problem might be an isolated issue though cause it's given me problems before.

Well it didn't look like any immdediate danger so i went to sleep. This morning though, my computer wouldn't start up... the power light was (and is still) blinking on and off when it's plugged in. I tried switiching out a different cable, a different wall plug, and waiting a lot, etc. Well it's definitely the PSU - but i'm not sure if that's it.

I want to go get it repaired cause i'm a noodle amed choir girl with no hardware experience, but i don't know if i should just get the psu replaced or should i look at a new motherboard too? the sound wasn't working yesterday, and i'm not sure about the keyboard incident, but it'ss just started giving me all this trouble.

Also, my setup is really old, and kinda crappy. I have a Sony Vaio. I'm inexperienced with hardware issues so bare with me if some of this is not necessary. The PSU wattage is like 250, and seems to me, very weak. i dont' know the details about my mothereboard, bu... Read more

Answer:PSU power light blinking...dead?

There really is no way to be absolutely sure as to what the problem is. The PS is a good place to start.
 

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While the laptop was shutting down and doing updates, the power light was blinking and I press it and doesn't respond. The quickplay buttons wont respond either. I took the battery out to turn it completely off. Now the laptop won't turn on at all. Yes the battery light does display. I've spent a lot of money on this thing, RAM because it only had 1 GB of Ram, It needed a new Battery and High Quality Thermal Pads to keep the GPU Cooler.

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Now that it's summer, my T420 is back to not booting if it doesn't feel like it. As before, I press the power button, and instead of doing anything, the power light starts flashing, one second on, one second off, forever or until I get bored and pull the battery out for a second or two. I've gone through all the threads even vaguely related to it, which are full of all sorts of weird fixes that don't work for me  (I haven't tried the eye of newt ones yet), but none of them answers the obvious question: What condition does the flashing power light signal? It's obviously something that the firmware or hardware is designed to do under a specific set of circumstances, but so far no one (least of all from Lenovo) has mentioned what they are. I've tried taking it to the repair shop (MicroCenter), but the problem is that it never shows the problem at the repair shop.   It seems like if it's in a perfectly temperature and humidity controlled space for a long time, like your average repair shop, the problem goes away.  Or it used to, anyway.  Since I haven't found a set of specific conditions that consistently trigger the problem, I can't show it to the shop. There are a lot of things I like about the T420.  But I can't deal with a laptop that only works when it feels like it, and which has a problem that a lot of people share but the manufacturer isn't helpful with, so I think my next one (i.e., after I give up on this one) will ... Read more

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I have an N22 chromebook that when plugged into a known good power adapter, the charging light blinks amber.  Nothing appears on the screen, so it appears to be dead.  Pressing power does nothing.  Can anyone recommend something for me to try to revive, or is this unit done for?  

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Hello;

A friend gave me an old switch he had found, however it seems to be broken.
It's a d-link des-3526 managed 24-port switch.

The power light is blinking, and it does not have any lights light up when cables are plugged in, neither on the computers network card or on the switch.

The network cable is good, it works with a different switch, and I have tried using a different power cord.

Any way to get this working?
 

Answer:Switch Power light Blinking

Anything on the serial console?

Assuming the blinking indicates a fault, it's probably not something you're going to be able to repair yourself, but the console may indicate what the fault is.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension E510 that as of yesterday, won't power up anymore. The power light blinks orange and the computer does nothing when the power button is pushed or held in. It's about 16 months old and is out of warranty, so I'm trying to diagnose the problem myself.

I did some searching on the internet and found that this seems to be a common issue on these Dells, sort of a long term infant mortality issue. The most common causes seem to be a bad PSU, MOBO or a shorted USB input.

I've done some diagnostic checks/testing so far and am now stuck. Here's what I know.

- The USB ports don't appear to be shorted. I also disconnected the connector for the USB (which includes the power switch :banghead and it doesn't change any of the results that follow.
- I removed the power supply and jumped Power On (terminal 14, green wire) of the main ATX connector to ground. The fan comes on and all voltages (3.3, 5 and 12v)check out, including around 5.35v at Power Good (terminal 8, gray wire).
- With the power supply back in and everything connected, there is only 3.3mv at Power Good. As I understand it, this would normaly point to a bad power supply; however, all of the voltages check out when the unit is disconnected from everything.

Is is still possible that the power supply is bad, or is it more likely (or definitely) that the MOBO is the culprit.

Any help, including suggestions for additional testing is greatly appreciated.

Gary

Answer:Dell desktop won't power up - blinking orange light - power supply?

Dells have four lights in the back. What color are they?

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My Inspiron 15R N5110 won't come on. I've tried both battery and 2 different ac adapters. I've removed the battery, unplugged it, and held the power button for 30 seconds to discharge the system, but it still won't come on.
I took the laptop apart and everything looks alright, but the DC jack was slightly brown on top so I replaced the DC jack board. It still won't work.
I made sure the connections are tight (the DC jack and other USB board) by screwing them down. The only thing that happens that shows any life is when the battery is in. The power button, power indicator light in front, and the little "gears" light blink white for just a moment, then off, about every 5 seconds.

Any ideas? If I have to replace the motherboard, what is the difference between 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W? I'm not worried about the product key not validating - may even put Windows 8 on it.
Thanks!

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110 - Will not power on, blinking white power and gear light

Hi brockalee,
Both the Motherboards 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W are compatible with this model and there is no difference. 07GC4R is also compatible with this model.

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i have tried to power it up with power ac plugged in and without. on/off power button flashes white.
battery is inside "sealed" and may be difficult to access.
ran fine yesterday, shut down with 20% battery life.

if the ac plug is unplugged then i can get the led to turn off but once pushed, it ony flashes. no results

warranty is expired.
unit manufactured april 23 2015

i currently have it plugged in but no flashing light as i have not pushed the power button. im hoping that it will take a charge or correct itself with time.

what do you suggest? thank you

Answer:i have a lenovo edge 15 model80k9. led power light is blinking but computer will not repond. no power up . the battery is "s

Try the following...

1. Take out (or take it off) the charger.
2. Next take out the battery
3. Now hold down power button for 20 seconds and then rinsert battery.
4. Now put it on the charger again

NOTE: Make sure charger is plugged into the main power supply (not an extension cord, surge protector, etc.)

Sometimes, when the device is not plugged in directly, it doesn't get the power it needs. Holding the power button, while you restart it, clears out the temporary ram (no it won't delete anything you have saved) and will give the device access to the ram it needs.

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hi i just upgarde my hard drive when i plug the power supply back in then go and turn it on it it dose not come on there a bule light that comes on that's it. there olny one fan stay on and the other one come on then gose back off

Answer:desktop won't power up - blinking bule light - power supply?

What is your computer hardware specs?

Try disconnecting that new hard drive out, it may be hanging up on that.

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I have a Sony VGC-RB42G computer. I recently moved my computer, cleaned off all the dust, and when I plugged everything back in, it won't power up. The light on the power supply blinks green, inside the motherboard also has a green light that blinks as well. It has a ticking sound too, but I am not sure if it is coming from the power supply or the motherboard. Any idea what could be wrong.

FYI, I have already unplugged everything from the power supply, pulled out the ram, checked the battery, and put everything back together and still no change. One thing I thought was strange was after I unplugged everything, I pulled the power into the power supply again and this time the green light came on but did not blink. It stayed solid.

Help
ncleo
 

Answer:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
 

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Yesterday, I was just sitting there watching TV at my computer desk, with the computer on, next thing I know- I look over and the computer was shutdown. I didn't know why, so then I go to turn it on, it will not turn on- and the power button, that should be green, starts blinking orange. I'm not sure what the problem is, I think something might be dead. I have been getting a message that says "Alert! System Battery Voltage Low" for about 2 years, I'm not sure if that would be it or not (Maybe that died? Would that do it? I don't know).

When I try to turn it on, I can see the fan and stuff turn on for about half a second, then everything just turns off except for the mobo light and the orange blinking light. I've tested my brothers working power supply in mine, so I know that mine still works because that didn't fix it. I've taken the graphics card out, that didn't do it either. I don't know what else I could do, please help somebody, I'm lost without my computer... Thank you.
 

Answer:Dell Won't Power On (Orange Blinking Light)

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I was upgrading this computer to Windows 10, I had done an in place install but the kids had spyware that was showing up even then. I did a refresh, it failed I did an install and finally got into windows. Installed a couple updates and rebooted.
The computer has been bricked since. The only thing that is happening is the LED that indicates the power above the button will not stop flashing white. Plugged in or not plugged in, after holding down the power button for 5, 10 and 30 seconds, The power light stops flashing for a moment and then starts again. I tried multiple outlets. No clue unless it is coincidental hardware failure.

Answer:XPS 18 will not boot, power light will not stop blinking

I'll ammend that.  I went back in and re-removed the battery cable.  I also removed the CMOS battery cable this time... that at least got me to an onscreen error message and access to BIOS!

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I am working on a frends desktop that recently might have been hit by lightning. After a big storm their desktop would no longer power on. Now, I am no stranger to computers. I unplugged the motherboard main connector and I get a solid green light when I plug the psu in. Plug the main connector back in and plug the psu in I get blinking light again. So either its the PSU or mainboard. Im thinking psu since usually that is what goes first, but at the same time I am leaning towards mainboard. what do you all think? On another note, Are these boards proprietary? I have a few standard ATX PSUs I could test my theory with but not if I have to rewire them.

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My Tecra A1 wont power on. Instead I just get a blinking amber power light.

Things I have tried:
1. Removing the AC adapeter
1a. The Pwr light still blinks : the comp wont turn on

2. Removing the AC adpter and the battery. Inserting the battery and hitting the power button
2a. When I remove the battery the blinking goes away, when the battery is replaced, the comp wont turn on

3. Removing power cord, and batttery : reattaching battery then power cord - hitting power button
3a. Right when I reattach the power cord, the power button starts blinking amber. Power button does nothing.

The light only blinks (or does anything for that mater) when the power cord is in.

In advance, thanks for the help.

Answer:Tecra A1 No power : Blinking Amber Light

Hi

Try to start your Tecra without battery just connected on power supply.

It is possible that here is some problem with battery. If the Power supply microcontroller detects an error the DC IN lamp sends a blinking code. Reading this code it is possible to know what the problem is.

If you think that battery is defect contact service partner.

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My tower won't power on it just has a fast orange blinking light also the monitor say self test displaying r color please help
 

Answer:My tower won't power on it just has a oreorge blinking light

Miranda, before we can offer you help we need to know how much you know about computers.

For example..... are you confident to open the box and check the components..? are you confident to perform some advanced procedures in the OS..?

Based on your reply we will know at what level to offer you help.

T.
 

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The laptop has been fine for years then all of a sudden it would not charge.The light next to the power lead connector blinks red then white when the battery is attached. when the battery is removed the white light blinks. Ive tried a hard power up option but the laptop Will not power up even with the power cord connected and no battery attached.suspect it's the power cord but would like to know if anyone has had a similar problem.the battery is a Hp replacement about a year old.thanks

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This laptop is giving me ****, The first time I fixed this laptop (acer aspire 5520). I just disassembled and reassembled it and ran start up repair. The owner (I'm disabled and fix computers for people that can't afford it while I study for the a+ cert) brought it back with the same symptoms. when turned on the power on light and fan comes on then goes out and then the power on light blinks with the hard drive light blinking now and then. I tried a hard boot and I disassembled and reassembled completely, tested memory and memory slots took cpu to local repair shop and it tested clean the owner said the start up repair came up a few times right before the failure so I started with the hard drive no errors in the mbr and the hard drive works fine on different computer. any help would be great I'm trying to fix as soon as possible as owner is bed bound and her computer is her whole life

Answer:aspire 5520 blinking power light

Is the power adapter on the motherboard loose? IF so it may need to be soldered back into place.

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The other day I decided to turn my envy off for the first time in roughly a week. I usually just leave it on, plugged into the charger, putting it into sleep mode when im not using it. For some reason, ever since then I have not been able to turn it back on. Whenever I press the power button, The power light blinks. The pattern is a single short blink every 3-5 seconds. This continues until I take the battery out. Sometimes, if I leave it be for a day or so, I am able to get the computer to turn on, but It will not boot. I can hear the fan going, see the lights turn on as they are supposed to, however the screen remains black. I am under the impression that this either a hardware issue, or the CPU is just toast. either of which would suck. Normally I would take to a computer shop and have them look at it, but right now I'm serving in Iraq, so im SOL. And yes, I have tried everything under the sun to get it running. I have taken the battery out and left it out for an extended period, tried turning it on with and without the ac adapter plugged in, tried to perform a hard reset, and a combination of all of them.

Answer:My ENVY 15t will not turn on. I get a blinking power light e...

Last thing to try is remove the cmos (RTC) battery overnight, put it back in, if you get the bios post screen immediately enter the bios and set the date and time (before windows loads)  If you get it working, download the latest bios and install it. Then the latest grahics driver. Service manual for the 15t-1200

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Hi guys, my laptop fell like 3 feet off the bed and now won't charge or turn on. When I plug in the ac cord, the charge light rapidly blinks. It is a white color led blinking. What does this mean as the manual only has white, amber, and blinking amber options. I tried just using the battery and it does not turn on. Also tried the hard reset where you hold the power button for 30sec to 1min. Any solutions would be appreciated. Thanks!













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Answer:Hp pavilion dv6 charge light blinking with no power

Hello,

Thank you for the information. For the battery light blinking repeatedly, I have included the following document 'Computer Does Not Start and the LEDs Blink or the Computer Beeps'. Once you do have the link open, click on Battery power LED blinks' and follow through the steps.

The second document that I have included is 'Computer Does not Start (Windows 7, Vista, XP)'. Once you do have the document open, please click on the symptom that your computer is having, and follow through the steps in order.

The last document that I have included is, 'Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge'. This will take you through the different options of testing the battery, power supply, and system board.

Please let me know if you are able to turn the notebook on after this, thank you.

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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I own a dell optiplex 745 with a core2duo 1.8 Ghz processor, 2 gb RAM and have also added an XFX HD 5550 to it. I have been using it since almost two years, and it hasn't caused me many problems except this blinking orange power light.
The problem is just this that the desktop just won't start. All that happens is that the power light just blinks orange. This has happened to it almost four times in the last two years, and the problem has seemingly resolved itself the last four times. Well it would go something like this: I would turn off the PC normally, and the next time i started it all i would get is this blinking light. Then after a couple of days or hours, I would try again and it work as if nothing had happened. But this time it happened four days ago. I turned it off, then switched it on but i got the orange light. Since then, I have tried so many times but this time I fear something much bigger has happened.
Now I have done a decent amount of work in trying to figure out whats the problem. The key thing to note is that its not my PSU (yes i used a different one). Does this mean it's my motherboard which is causing the problem? Or is it something else?
I did a bit of digging up on the internet for the same problem, and I saw one which said something about a faulty power on button       http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-the-Dell-OLOD-Orange-Light-Of-Death/ 
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Answer:Optiplex 745 Blinking Orange Power Light

According to the Dell manual this is either a power supply or motherboard problem.  It doesn't detail how to further troubleshoot.
Do you get any diagnostic lights? or beeps when you power it on.
But, you can remove the video card to see if the symptom changes.  If not, reseat the memory as a next step.
If neither of these help you are back to either the replacement power supply or a motherboard problem.

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I need help XPS 8900 power light blinking orange. I have reset memory brought new  battery. I have tried everything people post nothing works. I even disconnected UBS ports still nothing. HELP PLEASE

Answer:XPS 8900 power light blinking orange

1. If you're using a surge protector, power strip or uninterruptable power supply, disconnect those and connect PC directly to a working outlet.
2. Power off and unplug power cord from *rear of PC*. Press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reconnect cord to rear of PC. See if it boots now.
3. Have you disconnected all peripherals, including mouse and keyboard?

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My computer randomly shuts down and the blue eMachines power light in the front starts to blink. I can't do anything with the computer unless I switch the power off to the computer or unplug the back plug. Then I can plug it back in and turn it on. Usually it happens a little while after I turn my computer on, but it sometimes lasts half a day then shuts off like this. Does anyone know what's causing it? It refurbished and I got it around a year or so ago.

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

System Model
EMACHINES T6524
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor a
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board b
Board: MICRO-STAR MS-7184
Serial Number: 5922724665
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/19/2005

Drives
195.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
162.76 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-4891S ATA Device
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST3200021A [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 4LJ1RMVY, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Health... Read more

Answer:Computer shuts down with blinking power light

It sounds like you have a driver problem, and the blinking light suggests that the computer isn't actually shutting down, its actually going into what vista now calls 'Sleep', or standby in XP.

I had the same problem with my desktop the computer, try updating your motherboard drivers and video drivers from the relevant manufacturers websites. Give that a try and if it doesn't work then let me know and i'll give you another possible solution.

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I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop that is 4 years old (kids computer).  Worked last week but now cannot even power it down by holding the power button.  The power button just keeps blinking an amber light.  I have unplugged everything then plugged back in, tested all the cords.  Any thoughts?Leah

Answer:Dell Dimension amber power light blinking

Right from Dell:http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1120147See System Lights:Blinking Amber:  A power supply or system board failure has occurred.Check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified. Also, see "Power Problems" in your computer Owner's Manual.Scroll down a bit further to see Diagnostic Lights.

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Hello, I the power supply light of my Media Center m1050y is blinking and the PC does not turn on at all. So I tried the troubleshooting sequence posted here in the HP Support site, and after unplugging all the cables and replugging them one by one, it turns out that the light blinks only when the PS is connected to the mother board (the connection is a white, wide plug with about 12 pins - pardon my ignorance on the actual name). I looked on the internet about trying to narrow the cause on the motherboard and I unplugged the front USB ports, the fan, and other "solutions" without any luck. Does this mean the motherboard is fried and either I need to replace the motherboard or look for another PC? Thanks!

Answer:Power Supply Light Blinking When Plugged to Motherboard Only

What troubleshooting sequences did you try......was it this.   Suggestion: get a hair dryer, and use it at the rear vent. See if the light stops flashing. Read about the hair dryer tip here.

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Perhaps this has been discussed elsewhere in the forum, but the threads were written rather inscrutably and so I'll state my problem here and hope to receive some feedback.I have a two-month old Yoga 900. Tonight it would not wake up after I put it to sleep. The power light on the side blinked, but no amount of holding it would wake the thing. Also, the machine was plugged in whilst I tried to jostle it from slumber.I googled a solution which, thankfully, worked. Which was: unplug the thing, depress the power button for 10 secs., then plug in power cord and boot again. Aha, this magic trick worked. Nonetheless I feel compelled to ask WHAT KIND OF CRUMMY PC HAVE I BOUGHT THAT GOES INTO HIBERATION LIKE THIS??? And how can I avoid it from happening again. Never had an episode like this with any Dell, Samsung or Mac. Just this jolly two month old Lenovo which I thought was a decent machine until now.Feedback appreciated.

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I have a relatively new T430s running Windows 8 x64. Starting a few days ago, whenever I tell Windows to shutdown, it appears that Windows shuts down, but the laptop does not, and the power button light/battery charge light blink at a fast green.  I've left it that way overnight, and the light is still blinking and the power still hasn't shut down. From this state the only fix is to hold down the power button for 5 seconds to force a power down, then press the power button again to start it back up. Does anybody have any ideas about what might be causing this problem or how to fix it? Thanks! Charles 

Answer:T430s blinking power light, incomplete shutdown

Hey, i have the same problem, did you find a solution?

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Hi, i recently bought a new computer and decided to give my parents my old one. Before doing so, i took the side off and blew out all of the dust. I also took out my video capture card since they wouldnt need it. Well, after all of that i hook it up for them and it wont come on. I check out the back of the PC, and the power supply light is blinking. After some unplugging and plugging in of the power cables from the power supply, i notice the light starts blinking(and clicking) when i plug in the motherboard.I figured maybe the heat sinc had came loose from the processor after reading some possibilities online and figured i could just but some thermal paste and redo it myself. After applying new thermal paste and getting everything set, i try the computer again and its still doing the same thing. Im frustrated at this point because before i cleaned it out, it worked great.Since i was able to narrow it down to the power cable plugging into the motherboard, i figured i would mess with it a little. I noticed that as soon as i started to plug it in the light would blink but when i would pull it out and it stopped. Then the next time it would go further before it started to blink. After removing it and plugging it back in i was able to get it to plug in without the light blinking. The computer powers up, works as if everything is fine. I can even shutdown the computer and the start it up days later without issue.Now for the problem. I was plugging some stuff in earlier and hit the ... Read more

Answer:Blinking Power Supply Light (kinda long)

Welcome to the CH forums.Yes, a kinda long post which describes the problem in detail but...  doesn't give us any details of the pc, the power supply model, the motherboard etc.. etc..   not even the color of the flashing light...Please read this article...

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The Power Adapter Light is blinking orange and I am unable to turn on my notebook. It appears to blink 7 times and then 1 time before a extended pause. Any ideas on how to get the notebook powered up again?

Answer:Protege Z930 Blinking Power Adapter Light

Your notebook has hardware failure and it is sending the hexadecimal code. This code can be read by technicians and they will know what the problem is.
I cannot say for sure but I presume there must be some problem with power supply electronic.

Is the warranty still valid?

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power, there is a blinking light in the back, but it wont turn on when i hit the power button. i need help .it is a Compaq PC
 

Answer:power, there is a blinking light in the back but it wont turn on

The PC may need a new PSU (Power Supply Unit) which fits inside the PC case and distributes the power to the various components.
 

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We just had a poweroutage for a about 2 seconds, when power came back up, the power light on the router (linksys wrt54g ver 7) started blinking. I unplugged the router, plugged the modem in, and started surfing the net for solutions. One solution I found was on this site. I started reading a thread with a similar problem. Basically, its telling me that the firmware on my router is corrupted and I need to updated it again but by using the tftp.exe program since I can no longer enter the GUI of the router. The instructions I red said I need to assign a static ip first on my computer but it requires the DNS of my router and apparently (according to the instructions I red on the thread here with the same problem) the only way I can get the DNS is to access the GUI of my router and copy it from there. Since I'm unable to do that, I can't set up a static address, I can't use the tftp.exe program (I can't find a site where I can download it anyway); well there's nothing to start until I get that DNS number. I was wondering if I have other options left. I also tried resetting it. It didn't work.
 

Answer:Power light on linksys router blinking nonstop

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System will not power on at all, and the power light displays the dreaded blinking amber light. It's getting no power at all, and the PSU has been ruled out because I tested the machine with another known working PSU. I have also reseated the RAM, video card, and CPU as well as reseating all power cables and still nothing. I'm trying to find another socket 775 P4 for testing, but haven't come up with one yet. Am I looking at a defective MOBO here, or does anyone have any other troubleshooting ideas?

Thanks,

Anthony
 

Answer:Solved: Dell XPS 400 Blinking Amber Power LIght

We decided to just say forget it and build a new one, lol.
 

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My mom gave me a Dell Dimension 4700 computer that was acting up. She said it would turn it's self off randomly and she thought it was a virus. When I brought the computer to my place, it powered on once, then I went to turn it on again and nothing. No lights, no power what so ever. So after doing some research I bought a new power supply for it. I just replaced the power supply and plugged the computer in and now there is a blinking amber light in the front and a solid green light on the motherboard but it won't turn on. I have checked all of the connections and they are properly seated. Any ideas what is causing the problem?
 

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hi guys
as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...
Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 
Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)Motherboard Light: Solid AmberBootup Light: Flashing AmberPower Supply Light: Solid Green
I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?
Motherboard: 0Y2MRGhttp://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-0y2mrg-dell/Processor: i7 2700Primary: SSD Kingston HyperX Savage 240 (added)Secondary: Seagate 1.5TB + 2TB (added) Barracuda (7200)New RAM: ts/HX316C10FK2/16http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX316C10FK2_16.pdfOld RAM: HMT351U6CFR8C-H9https://www.amazon.com/PC3-10600-1333MHz-Hynix-HMT351U6CFR8C-H9-Unbuffered/dp/B0118BTRAS

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Machine was working normally, no recent additions or changes. Windows 10 installed about 1 year ago. Turned on the computer & had a blank screen, not black, no display at all. Power light & hard drive led lit and the fan worked. Wireless keyboard did not display lights for caps lock or num lock. Read that motherboard was most likely issue so I replaced it with a new one of the exact part #. Now the keyboard lights work & the display comes to life but it just flashes red, green, blue, white, black for a time then goes blank. I also then replaced the video card with the same results. I went through the troubleshooting docs from HP trying to reset BIOS but no luck. Any help???

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Bought my wife this computer for Christmas.  Apparently Dell has combined the power indicator light/hard drive activity light/ and battery status light into one single light on the front edge of computer.  My concern is that the light only comes on briefly when I first plug  in the power supply, then it goes out  and never lights again.  Even when the hard drive is writing or reading the light doesn't come on to show activity.  Is this normal?  I'm concerned as this is one way I've used to determine if things are happening on my computer as they should be.  If  the light is not designed to show hard drive activity when it occurs, what use is it?

Answer:Inspiron 5759 power/hard drive/battery light not working?

If you haven't found the answer to your question then this should help you.
Hold down the "Fn" key which is in between the Ctrl & Windows Key then press the "H" key.  This action will be required each time you re-boot the computer.

Don

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I have to wait 5 to 10 minutes before the hd light calms down and I could use the comp....heres what i got

toshiba satelite A135 laptop

win vista home basic sp2

genuine intel 160ghz-120ghz

ram-512

80gig hd

directX 11

ati radeon xpress 200m 128mb

realtec hd audio

thanks for any help

Answer:laptop hd light keeps blinking

Is this a new install?

It is fairly common is the system has indexing turned on.
It will slow down after a couple of days.

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so i have two hp probook laptops that almost have the same issue , i tried to put the adapter on and it doesnt work , for one it shows an orange light and the other shows a white blinking light  for the one with the blinking light; i tried removing the battery and pressing down the power button for 30 seconds or 60 sec then connect the adapter without an  extension and it didnt work... tried removing the ram ..changed the adapter cable.. nothing    help....

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