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Thread: Won't boot to Bios

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    Won't boot to Bios

    I am not really a great hardware guy so I need to know if my motherboard is fried or not. I use Ubuntu 8.04 on a Compaq Presario c500.

    Specs:

    Intel Celeron M 1.6
    1.5Gig RAM
    80 Gig HD

    Now it was all running fine and I had it sitting on a chair and it fell about a foot and a half down to a hardwood floor. When I tried to boot it up the power light kept blinking and I can't even get to a Bios screen. It won't boot up. I can open the DVD ROM drive but nothing else works. Does this mean the laptop is dead?

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    Re: Won't boot to Bios

    Listen for the post or bios beep-how many beeps does it make at start up?
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Re: Won't boot to Bios

    It doesn't make any sound at all. No beeps. Nothing. When I try to power it up the Power Button just blinks.

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    Re: Won't boot to Bios

    You could have a friend who is hardware savy pull the drive or check the laptop but I'm guessing the 1.5' fall caused some permanent damage.
    Good site to search for guides & how-tos.

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    Re: Won't boot to Bios

    reset the hard drive and the ram they could have been shaken loose
    linux lubuntu machine dell dimension 4300s 1.6 p4 with 1gb of ram runnint peppermint3 compaq 2.5 p4 1gb of ram running peppermint3 dell optiplex 620 2.8 pentium d 2.5 gb of ram running linux mint 13 maya cinnamon desktop

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