Lap Top does not power On.

My lap top comes On for only a few seconds and goes Off. It this a hard drive problem or something else.

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Possibly overheating or video chip error. This series was plagued by those errors. You have an AC adapter and a good battery? Did it just start with this problem? Can you access the BIOS, when it just down, can you restart it right away?

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Happens when plugged in or on battery. I cannot get to BIOS.

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Seems like its not even making it through POST. Make sure your running on AC power. Try taking out and re-seating both chips and trying. After that I would take our your memory chips and try powering on the system putting in only 1 chip a the time. I had a laptop in the shop the other day, a Dell, that acted the same way and it was just a bad stick of ram.

If not that, you could have a bad cpu, problem with the system board, or as Harry stated, overheating/video chip issue.

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+ RAM & RAM slots can cause such errors. If it is not RAM most likely motherboard - these were plagued with both Northbridge and Southbridge problems. I don't believe it would be overheating before it makes it to BIOS.

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