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my window vista laptop will turn on but the screen stays black and the scroll and caps lock buttons are blinking. what should

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November 11, 2014 9:02:52 PM

my window vista laptop will turn on but stays black and the scroll and caps lock buttons are blinking . what should I do

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a b D Laptop
November 11, 2014 9:06:49 PM

Blinking lights usually indicate an unrecoverable error of some type. What brand and model laptop are you using?

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a b D Laptop
November 11, 2014 9:07:14 PM

Unplug, pull the battery, plug in and try again. Doesn't look good...
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November 15, 2014 8:54:44 PM

reedo_43 said:
Unplug, pull the battery, plug in and try again. Doesn't look good...


this worked-
5*
the last thing I want to do is buy another laptop and go thru the
whole process of locking it down again. lol grateful to those who came before me-
thanks again.

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January 15, 2018 1:56:26 AM

This problem occurs mostly when you've opened it to do maintenance, repair or when the battery is removed for long. Or, when the laptop experience some shocks/bangs. Or when you have a bad battery. Or when there's something dangling in it not placed probably or loose.

I suggest you turn on the laptop and let it just be on with it's blank screen for 25mins. Unplug the charger. Turn off the laptop and shake it vigorously hitting it's sides gently with your hands to position any loosen parts probably. Then press the power button on again.
Try this several times and it will work again.
When it finally turns up I suggest you update your bios driver.

This happened to me and I apply this solution. It works and saves me money.
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