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ThinkPad Yoga 12 solid light for 4 seconds on boot and then nothing.

Q: ThinkPad Yoga 12 solid light for 4 seconds on boot and then nothing.

Hey there, everyone.I've got this 2 year old ThinkPad Yoga 12 that was working fine one day, and then won't boot at all the next. No screen activity, no backlight on keyboard, nothing except for a solid light on the "i" and then nothing. I've tried taking out both batteries, I've tried all kinds of combos of power button pushing, and I tried the reset switch. That caused the light to blink three times and now it's not doing anything. It does blink when I put the power cord in. Is my mobo borked, or is there something I haven't tried? Thank you!!!

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I had previously hooked this up to my big screen via the hdmi.  The next morning I went to turn it on and got nothing.  Holding the power button down with power plugged in, not plugged in any combination for 1 - 120 seconds produces the same exact result.  The little light on the " i " lights up for exactly 4 seconds and then nothing.  I have tried a different power cord and get the exact same result.  I have tried using the emergency reset with a needle on the back of the device...same result. Any help would be great.

A:Yoga won't boot. Red light comes on for 4 seconds no blink.

Can you clarify when you say it "lights up for exactly 4 seconds", is it a solid light or a blinking light?

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 So I just purchased a refurbished Thinkpad Yoga, and all was great for a little while. Then I decided to shut it down and set it aside for a few minutes. After coming back, it now refuses to even POST. I tried every power cycle I could think of, in various combinations, and browsed several forums. In the end I found no functional solution. Current Status: System responds in no way other than the 'i' light (in the Thinkpad logo) blinking three times when the charger is connected, or the same when the reset button is pressed while the charger is still connected. Nothing else illicits any sort of beep, light, or otherwise. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards.


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A:Thinkpad S1 Yoga - Won't boot, only blinks light t...

I have a feeling you had opened up the back cover to fiddle around with the components (be it a change of SSD or the 3g/4g modem). the symptoms you described sounds exactly like a disconnect MB cable. you can try to open up the back cover, and around the left side, you will see a cable labelled "MB". secure it properly, and the computer should be responsive now.

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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i have a yoga 3 14 orange light flickers every 3 seconds and will not start.  we've had issues with the charging before, and replaced the power supply to start narrowing down the issue, but it still won't charge...perhaps the battery? any other ideas? thanks!

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  Hello World.   I'm not able to power up a Yoga Ideapad 15.  When I press the power button, its led starts blinking, in synchonicity with the power light indicator, making a short blink every almost 5 seconds.   I've dissasemblied it. Fan cooler tries to start, but suddenly stops. This issue repeats every 5 seconds, same time as the laptop blinks.  I've tried common steps (like keeping the power button pressed with no battery and no charger). So, if anyone has a possible solution, I'll appreciate your help. Thanks a lot!

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Good afternoon, couple of days ago my computer which is not paid off yet and out of warranty went into a no boot with a soiid Amber light. When I cracked open the case I found my cpu fan was nearly frozen very stiff to turn. I cleaned it out but now curious if my cpu died or the PSU? The interesting part if I unplug all external perpherals from the computer and test it get the solid amber light and on the back by the PSU the green light is out as soon as I turn on the power. If I unplug the power let the system discharge then plug the power back in before turning on the power the green light on the PSU is lit.
Does this sound like a PSU issue? Could it be the CPU? I'm getting no post beeps or anything powering up. Also is this a specialized PSU or can I use any standard ATX PSU this is in a mid tower. The service code is <ADMIN NOTE:Service tag removed per privacy policy>.
Thank you for anyone's help in advance just frustrating making payments on a paperweight.

A:Solid Amber power light computer won't boot Dell Inpiron 530

Does the processor heatsink fan rotate freely?
Does the power supply fan work?
A solid amber power light indicates there may be a power problem or an internal device malfunction.
The Inspiron 530 Troubleshooter and Diagnostic Codes are HERE.
Most generic standard ATX power supply units can be installed, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power connector, with or without the on/off switch.
You should be able to buy a compatible power supply from either a local or online computer store.
Note: A power supply with four SATA power connectors, is required.
The power supply replacement procedure is HERE <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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Last night, I turned off my computer and went to bed, everything was normal. Then I woke up this morning and tried to power it back on, but it won't boot, and this is all that happens:

1) The CPU fan comes on and stays on.
2) The hard drive light comes on immediately, but then stays solid. No BIOS, nothing at all. Just a blank screen. The computer will stay like this for as long as it's powered on.
3) Keyboard lights come on and stay on.
4) Checked all the motherboard connections, hard drive connection, everything is normal.
5) Computer gives off a weird odor now, like the smell of permanent marker.
5) Computer stays in this idle state with the hard drive light solid until I get sick of looking at it and I turn it back off.

One thing---last night before I shut down the computer, I disconnected my mouse while still running the OS (Windows XP). I then shut down the computer without plugging it back in, and as luck would have it, the mouse was taken from my desk, and I don't know where it is. How likely is it that this is the cause of the entire problem?

Because really, I've had similar experience like this before where the BIOS wouldn't even load, just sat there at a black screen, and a friend of mine said it was probably the BIOS itself or the hard drive, but definitely something with the hardware itself.

Thoughts? Everything is on that computer. I don't know what I'm going to do if the hard drive is shot. I'm desperate for h... Read more

A:Solid hard drive light, no beep, no bios, no boot, weird odor

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I have a ThinkPad Yoga (Type 20CD) that recently began experiencing a major issue. I was using as usual when it gave me the windows 10 blue screen and told me it was restarting. Upon restarting, it was only able to launch to the boot manager, and when I tried to start normally, it noted that my Hard Drive was not found. I figured it was a seating issue, as I've had those before with the cables for the trackpad, so I opened the bottom and reseated the drive. After doing so, the computer will not power back on. When I press the power button, the ThinkPad logo light comes on for around 3-4 seconds, but then dies. No other sound is made, the fans do not come on, and nothing is displayed on screen. I have tried several suggested fixes (holding the power button for 30 seconds while disconnected from AC power, pressing the emergency reset button, etc) but to no avail. Since this is my primary computer for work and school, I am really looking to get this fixed asap, so any solutions I can do myself would be appreciated.

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Hello out there, I wanted to do a fresh post about this issue as I see that no one has resolved it yet. My Lenovo Thinkpad 12's f1 key has an indicator light that is supposed to turn on or off depending on if it is muted or not. However, after upgrading to Windows 8.1 pro, it seems that the light has been on ever since. It could be unrelated, as this is simply when I started noticing the issue, but it's worth noting. Specs:ThinkPad Yoga 12Windows 8.1 Proi5, 128 Gb SSD, 8 GB RAM Troubleshooting already tried:Restarting the machineTurning the machine on / offInstalling Windows updatesInstalling Lenovo updates (note I did not do all of them as some were only recommended and not required and I did not want a bunch of bloat ware on my PC)Plugging in a wired headset and toggling the f1 key 

A:ThinkPad Yoga 12 f1 key light always on - wont shut off

Double posting my solution here in: Download and install the Hotkeys Integration for Windows 8.1: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Hope this works for you.

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I have a ThinkPad Yoga (Type 20CD) that recently began experiencing a major issue. I was using as usual when it gave me the windows 10 blue screen and told me it was restarting. Upon restarting, it was only able to launch to the boot manager, and when I tried to start normally, it noted that my Hard Drive was not found. I figured it was a seating issue, as I've had those before with the cables for the trackpad, so I opened the bottom and reseated the drive. After doing so, the computer will not power back on. When I press the power button, the ThinkPad logo light comes on for around 3-4 seconds, but then dies. No other sound is made, the fans do not come on, and nothing is displayed on screen. I have tried several suggested fixes (holding the power button for 30 seconds while disconnected from AC power, pressing the emergency reset button, etc) but to no avail. Since this is my primary computer for work and school, I am really looking to get this fixed asap, so any solutions I can do myself would be appreciated.

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Hello. So I spilled some soda on my yoga 11e chrome book and now the red thinkpad light keeps blinking and the laptop won't start. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:Spilled soda on yoga 11e chrome book. Now the red thinkpad light keeps blinking and it won't turn on

Thee quick answer is "no".  Liquids are not good for electronics, and the worst liquids are soda and coffee

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The background light for the keyboard doesn`t work. Is there a possibility to check wether the lamp is broken or the driver is missing or what else the problem could be?When I press Fn+space, the sight for the light appears, but there is no light. I hope someone has a helpful comment for me Yours, Carolin

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I have a Thinkpad T410 (BiOS seems to have been made in 2011) and for about half a month, I haven't switched it off very often.So this morning, I put it on sleep  and brought it to class, but when I lifted the cover, the usual 1~2 second wake-up screen did not pop up, in fact, it took roughly 30 SECONDS before anything showed up on the screen.I got back and tried shutting the thing down, and restarting, but the thing took roughly 30 seconds to show me the BOOT screen (with the Thinkpad icon). When I pressed the Power button, it lit up properly, and the battery icon was on too, but it just sits there for 30-ish seconds, before even showing me life on the screen. After the 30 second wait for the Boot screen (whether from sleep or starting up), everything works fine, I'm brought to my start screen at normal speed.I've given that sketchy (cuz it hasn't worked for me) "static discharge" Power Button trick two tries after disconnecting the battery,wires and ac adapters, but doesn't change the 30 second wait before the screen shows anything.Can anyone tell me what the heck is going on? At the start of last month, my computer did NOT have this problem, I've only had this problem happen to me today. Is it the age? Or....

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Hi there, frustrating problem of Lenovo not being able to boot up. The light will flash, but no action. - If I can hold the power button for 15 seconds the fans will spin for a few seconds.- I've opened the back and removed the battery- checked all connections- I've tried running of AC adapter- tried removing ram Anyone got any suggestions? Removing the battery did work the first time (thought problem solved), but it happened again on next boot and it hasn't worked this time. I was advised to reset the bios but can't find the battery, seriously hidden little sucker... Thanks. 

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Hi all, I've been having a problem where my HDD light suddenly becomes solid, and my computer slows right down. I won't be running any intensive applications, it'll just occur, so I don't think it's a memory problem. I have 4 GB of memory on a 2.1Ghz dual core processor. I don't know if I need to be posting any logs. I'm running Nod32 antivirus and Comodo firewall.

A:HDD light solid

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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I'm trying to get this X1 back running. I've looked around and tried a few things such asremove the battery and power on using just mains.press and hold the power button for a long time to flush the staticpressed the reset button through the tiny hole in the basetried connecting to my TV as it's HDMI out on the laptopnone of the above has made any difference. I feel that i need to try a mainboard next but keen to know if you have done it, how hard did you find it? The Lenovo site tells me it's a 3rd generation so I'm going to buy the relevant mainboard. anything else I should try first? thanks for any help/insight you can offerGX1 Carbon 3rd gen laptop 

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I did a new build with my son. We get everything together and turn it on..... no post.

Just a solid red cpu light.

I am using a ryzen 5 2600
MSI x470 gaming plus board.
Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D26BFSE I have two of these.

When I power up with one or both sticks of RAM I get the CPU light.
When I power up with no RAM then the ram light comes on and not the CPU light.

Please help me. We want to play some games and can?t wven get a display.

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Bought recently the new XPS 13 and have a weird problem.
The battery indicator always shows a solid amber light when it is plugged in (100% battery) and what is more strange when it's turned off.
I have updated BIOS although I think I had the latest one anyway.
There are no other evident problems.
Please advise, thanks.

A:New XPS 13 - solid amber light always on

The battery charge LED for the XPS 13 will glow amber if the battery is low on charge.  With the AC adapter connected and the system turned off the battery should charge fairly quickly and then the LED should turn white indicating that the battery is no longer low in charge and is being charged. Once fully charged the LED should go dark.
Battery Charge LED —
LED that indicates battery charge state.

Illuminates white while plugged in and charging. When the charging is completed LED turns off.

Battery level is low, LED illuminates in amber color.
 Please reply back if it looks like the system is having problems charging the battery.

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Once or twice a week my Dell 1100 Dimension XP Pro SP3 machine will free solid, and Cntr-Alt-Delete does nothing, the mouse does nothing. The screen just shows what I was working on when it froze.

The interesting thing, is the hard disk light is on solid. I have to unplug the computer to reboot it.

I ran spinrite on the drive, but found no problems.

I see my event log after the crash shows:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x806f0753, 0xb4df5878, 0x00000000).

I had read online here that:

A bugcheck of 0x0000008e combined with the first parameter of 0xc0000005 indicates that a driver attempted to access an area of memory that it should not have.

I'll attach a zip file named Archive.zip with the contents of my \windows\minidump\ and msinfo32.nfo file

In case anyone knows how to read them and tell me if they see anything out of the ordinary.


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I have an old Dell Dimension (I know but it's a great kids web surfer) that hangs up on startup. The on/off button stays a solid yellow and the monitor does not receive a signal of any kind. I have reset bios, redid cabling connections, reseated video card and mem sticks.

I'm thinking its a faulty video card but want advice before investing anything into it. Does the video card make sense? Are there other troubleshooting steps I should take before replacing the card.


A:Solid yellow light with no display

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I don't know why the first desktop I've ever owned that broke down is a Dell, but it definitely upsets me seeing as how I spent over $2000 on my XPS 420, and less than $600 on any other computer I've ever owned (which I used for 4+ years on average).  I've had this computer for exactly 1.5 years.  It's had a couple of glitches, such as the HDMI cable not working if the computer gets shut off, computer turning itself on sporadically when it is in sleep mode, etc... but this morning it stopped functioning completely. What's worse about all of this, is the $2000 computer I paid for lacks customer support, I have to pay for it.  Of all the "cheapo" computers I've used in the past, I was ALWAYS able to call the manufacturer for free if there was any issue, regardless of how long I'd owned it.
I was awoken by the whirring of the main fan on my computer (another one of those times when the computer decides it's time to wake itself up without anyone's input), except this time the computer never finished it's turn on phase (you know, when the fan quiets down and the thing powers up), I just kept hearing the fan that sounded like a skipping record (sound of it went up and down very fast, over and over and over again, and never stopped).  I looked at it, and the power button was solid amber.  I tried shutting it down and restarting, and again, the same thing.  I went through Dell's lengthy online he... Read more

A:XPS 420 Won't Start, Solid Amber Light

Wow, this can not be a strange coincidence.  I also have an XPS 420.  I awoke this morning,7/4/09, to it in what appeared to be sleep mode.  Amber power button.  But it would not wake.  I have gone through every part as well and can not get it to post.
Just as above It will make a sound as if one of the fans is running, or trying to run.  A soft repedable skiping sound is heard.
And of corse I am now out of warenty.

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 545 desktop about 4 years old,Duel Core intell,6 gig ram,500 gig hd.The electric at the house went off and then back on.Computer was dead.Took it to a local Tech.they replaced the power supply.Computer ran for 30 days or so just fine then I heard something like a click .The computer went into like sleep mode with a solid amber light.after a bit of reseach I checked the back connection from the power suppy (4 wires).I just unplugged it and reconnected it.I then took out the ram and reseated it.Worked fine for 3 days and then back to solid amber light again in front.Will not do anything. I dont think the psu fans are running either.Any help would be great! Thanks.ZZ

A:Dell solid amber light

The User Manual typically has the meaning of the LED lights in the trouble shooting section.

You can also check here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/inspiron-545

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When i turn on my HP Elitedesk I get a SOLID RED LIGHT on the power button that doesnt go away. I opened the case and blew it out with a can of air. I also re seated the Ram. I ren Quick Diagnostics but everything passed. The PC still boots up and works like normal. Does this indicate a bad HDD. What does a solid red light on the power button mean? Its not flashing or beeping. Remains solid red throuought use. 

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its been a week since this problem occured, i open my pc..no response from mouse and keyboard, black screen.. well, i disconnected all from VC, ram to power supply and clean it but same thing happen when i open it, i notice that the HDD light freezes to red whenever i turn my pc on so i thought it's my HD i try to back up and reformat, same thing again but when i try not to attached the HD so i can see what's the problem oh well the HDD light still freezes at red even if the HD is not attached

i need you guys, please help me

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I have been having some problems with my system the last couple of days.

At first I thought it was the hdd, so I went out and purchased a brand new hdd. (Seagate 320g)

So I get installing windows, everything is fine, I start downloading updates and installing drivers...

Boom, HDD light goes solid, whole pc locks up .. So I reset.

Try to boot back into windows, same thing soon as windows loads.

Reset, go try to do a restore point .. works for a little bit, then same thing.

Go into safe mode, nothing shows in event viewer, I back track and get rid of everything I did, and reboot, works for a little bit, then same problem.

So I get a little frustrated, and rip apart the entire machine. Take out the a drive and the cd burner (never use either), swapped in a new cord on the hdd, and cleaned everything out so it shines, rebuilt the pc and it seems like its working for the moment, so far been 24mins and no problems yet.

However, if the problem returns, does anyone have any idea what the heck is causing it?


A:[SOLVED] HDD Light Goes Solid - Lock up

How old is the computer? I could be the mobo or the HDD cable going bad.

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I have a HP desktop model p6142p case that had a failed motherboard (bad capacitors). After replacing the power supply and a motherboard with one from a DELL Inspiron 546 (because it was only $30 on amazon), the PC functions just fine with one exception: The power light in the HP case instead of normally being blue is amber. I'm not sure if this is indicates an issue or if there's simply an incompatibility with the dell motherboard and the HP power light. There are no known errors from post (single beep on bootup). The case power light is initially blue for about a second when the PC is initially powered on, but immediately turns solid amber from then on. I have ran Dell's online PC diagnostics which detects the PC as an Inspiron 546 with UNKNOWN service tag and reports no hardware issues.

Should I ignore the solid amber light and go on or should I be concerned?

HP model p6142p case
DELL F896N 0896N Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core (socket AM2) 2.3Ghz
Coolmax ZX Series 500W power supply

A:Solid Amber Power Light, but no known issues

Sounds like the dell board just doesn't
display the same way as the HP.
Might make it difficult to see that the
computer is in standby mode,if you use standby.
I don't see it causing any major issues otherwise though.
I have an HP board that flashes green in standby.
That thing was annoying when I was trying to sleep.

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop (I had Ubuntu on it before) and now my disk activity light is solid. I have an SSD, so this worries me because it is wasting writes.


128GB Crucial v4 SSD
Disabled Indexing Service
Antivirus Not Scanning
Defrag Disabled
TRIM Turned On
Superfetch Turned Off
Prefetch Turned Off

TSG SysInfo Output
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114104 MB, Free - 71479 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

UPDATE BEFORE POSTING: As I am writing this, it is starting to blink randomly. This is the first time since Windows was installed that it has done this.

A:Solved: SSD Disk Activity Light Solid

HOw long was the light on solid? Personally I would download MSE from Microsoft, uninstall AVG and install MSE. Perhaps the light was on because AVG was scanning every file on the drive. In any case I find AVG to take a lot of resources. With MSE you can set the amount of resources it uses when doing a scan.

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Good Afternoon, I am currently working on a HP 2000-369WM.  Was having a problem in that it would not shut completely down.  I tried making sure that all of the current drivers were installed etc.  In the process, I noticed that there was a solid white led lit up on the ethernet port that will not shut off unless I disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery.  I eventually go to the point where I thought it would be best to use the recovery partition to restore the computer.  It was missing completely.  I asked the owner, and he said that he had brought it in to another person to have them fix it.  I ordered recovery media directly from HP.  I have run the recovery media multiple times, and it has failed everytime.  It gets to the point where it says "Windows setting up for first time use".  Needless to say, this laptop is not useable without windows, and am looking for some suggestions on things to try.  I tried contacting HP support and they of course told me that the laptop was out of warranty, please fork over your first born response.  I tried telling them that I had just purchased the recovery media and that was what I was having problems with, but of course they gave me the same response.   Looking forward to some helpful suggestions.

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I have a solid white light when I plug into outlet charging the notebook hp stream x360 will not power on or nothing just black screen and solid white light any help please!!

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New monitor & video card: Samsung 2433BW Plus & EVGA GTX 470. Sometimes from a cold boot the screen just goes a solid light blue colour with no cursor. I have to turn the machine off either via the PSU or holding the power button for about 4 seconds.

Any ideas?


A:Solid light blue screen instead of desktop

Open the computer up and remove the video card. Place it back in, then remove and replace, remove and replace.. do this like 4-5 times.

Sometimes with brand new cards (especially video cards), there can be some invisible.. stuff.. on the card that will cause problems. Inserting and removing the card multiple times is often the best fix.

See if this resolves your issue

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Posting here after google led me to a thread here with a similar problem, though I never really discovered what their solution was.

ABIT AT8 32X motherboard with ATI Xpress 1200(?) chipset
dualcore AMD Athlon 64 X2 2800+
2x 128MB PCIe Radeon X1900 GTs in crossfire mode
Western Digital 120GB SATA1.5 HDD
Windows Vista Ultimate x64

At completely random intervals, with no obvious pattern, the HDD light just goes on and stays on. The system continues to run normally for a bit (except that no new data can be loaded for whatever I'm doing- i.e. if i'm playing a game if anything new such as a player joining an FPS game happens, their model wont show up for example, and music gets stuck in a short loop) then windows eventually (I affecitonately call this) has a heart attack and locks up.

Things I've checked:
- microsoft memory tester boot CD runs for half an hour, no errors found
- CHKDSK full scan turns up no errors except some data loss if the problem occured while data was being written
-Cleaned dust from fan grills and front/rear panel vents

(System locked up while typing this message twice, so posting now in case I lose it again)

Several months ago, when my PC seemed to be in good shape and was running quite cool, I decided to try OC'ing the CPU very slightly (5mhz to the clock, literally) Though I didn't experience any problems, I turned it back to normal the same day because I decided I wasnt much of a risk taker.
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A:HDD light goes on solid, system locks up a short while later

a small additional note, if hte system is completely idle with no apps or anything running, nothing will happen. As far as I can tell it only happens when there's disk activity.

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my dell optiplex 780 is not powering on. it indicate solid orange light with processor fan and front fan not moving 

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I have changed my gpu to gtx780 and psu to cooler master b700 about 2 years ago. I haven't played any game for a long time. I tried to play arma 3, total war etc. yesterday but i have a black screen issue. After about 15-20 min (arma 3 doesn't even launch) black screen comes.( i can still hear the game).
I opened the case and saw an amber light which is under "aux-pwr". It doesn't blink, solid. What does it mean? Do i have to change the psu?


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Hello!I was curious if anyone had any suggestions regarding this issue and what may be done to correct it? 
We have replaced the power supply, CMOSS, HDD & motherboard and we still only get the solid amber light and a black screen along with the 1-2-4 diagnostic lights.

Thank you!

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Hello, everyone,

Since I am not sure whether this is a driver, software or hardware problem, I decided to start by posting in this general discussion forum. Please feel free to move it if you feel some other place is more appropriate.

I upgraded to Windows 7 shortly after purchasing a new PC late last year. I am using an ASUS P7P55D motherboard, ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 9600GSO graphics card, and a ViewSonic VA720 LCD monitor.

The issue that has stumped me since I got this new computer is that about 33% of the time when the computer initiates the monitor (when coming out of standby or hibernation or when starting the computer), I will see the desktop for about 1 second and then the screen will go black. If I turn the monitor off and on again, I will see the image for another second and then it may or may not go black again. The interesting thing is that the power light on the LCD is still a solid green (it goes orange if no signal is detected). Therefore, the LCD supposedly is still getting a signal, but it does not display anything. Other than not being able to see anything, the computer and Windows 7 operates normally.

If I turn the monitor off and then on, it will either stay on another second before going black or actually stay on, in which case I go about my day. Sometimes this takes 5-6 tries of turning the monitor on or off. Other times I give up and use these 1-second intervals to turn the computer off with my mouse (or restart blindly with the ... Read more

A:Black Screen Sometimes with Solid Green Light

Hi Pal and welcome to the 7 forums ... is it possible for you to fill out your system spec in full ... just makes it easier to troubleshoot ... thanks

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Hey folks
A few weeks back, I had the four beeps and amber light on my 8300. Following forum advice, I reset my memory into their slots and trying booting again. This time, no four beeps, but amber light and the screen still blank.
I had to go away for a while, and when I tried again on my return, I was getting the four beeps again. Reset memory once more, but this time it remains along with the amber light.
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A:XPS 8300 four beeps plus solid amber light

The four beeps is a memory failure like you've read before. If you have more than one memory stick, try isolating it down to a certain stick. Like having one stick in and turning on, then swapping for the other stick.

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I have a Dell Precision T7500 that won't post. After powering it on the #2 diagnostic code light is solid. The power button is green not amber but won't post and 2 light stays on solid.
Any ideas how to get passed this? .

A:Precision T7500: No Post - Solid 2 Light

According to the manual, light 2 on Before POST is "reserved" and nothing shown for possible problem.
If its light 2 after/during POST the documentation says a PCI device configuration activity is in progress or PCI device failure was detected.
If you have any PCI devices plugged into the motherboard, do a reseat and see if that helps.  Reseat, with the PC powered off, open the case and remove the PCI card  and then reinstall making sure its fully and correctly reinstalled.  Power back on and see if this helps.  If not, possible PCI card failure.

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hi all, all of sudden in my e470 - few keys not working in keyboard and red light in thinkpad is not light up. can somebody help to fix it

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Samsung techies linked 24 of the company's 256GB SSD drives together in a RAID with the hopes of making the fast SSD drives even faster. The system actually reaches transfer speeds of 2GBps. What's that much speed mean to you?

Video: gizmodo

A:24 Solid State Drives Open ALL of Microsoft Office In .5 Seconds

impressive !!

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My G780 has recently developed the problem that it won't start up, properly.It has a Crucial SSD Crucial_CT250MX2 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04I press the power button, the lights come on and all stay on when it has this problem.If I disconnect power and R&R the battery then the next few times it behaves normally, the lights come on, the drive light shuts off and boots with random flicker on the drive light. Thanks, Fred

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The computer in question is an HP G62 laptop.  THIS is the problem:  When I plug it in, the light where I  plug it in goes on indicating power is on, but the monitor doesn't power up at all. I was told that's the motherboard.  Is it, or how do I find out for sure?  It's the stock OS that came with it...I think Win 7 (32 bit?...not sure) Thank you

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Hi everyone

for the last 2 weeks or so my computer has been locking up and freezing with the data light on the computer to go into a solid state of red.

i thought i had fixed it by trying a few other solutions i had found here on the net such as....

1. re-applying thermal paste to CPU
2. removing build up of dust
3. checking ALL connections
4. Re-installing windows
5. checking hard drive for bad sectors (which it found and fixed)

im running...
windows 7 32bit
3gb RAM
ATI HD6870
1 320GB western digital HDD
1 500GB western digital HDD ( which i think is causing the problems but its only a year old and shouldnt be failing now).

so yeaa..thats my problem..reall starting to anger me and im considering building a completley new system but this ones only a year and a half old :/ any help from you guys would be much apriciated


A:Hard drive light goes solid red and computer locks up...

It does sound as though the hard drive has failed or is not far off it.

I may be wrong, but I think Western Digital have a five-year no-quibble guarantee on their hard drives so it'll pay you to check with them.

A hard drive can fail at any time so I think you've just been unlucky.

You should try and get any important data off the drive as soon as possible.

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I've been using computers since Win 3.0, but have recently built my own computer for the first time.

Generally, everything works great... right up until the point it doesn't.

Sometimes my PC will randomly just "lock up". The screen freezes, the keyboard is completely unresponsive (including ctrl-alt-del), the mouse cursor is the spinning circle. The only way out is to hit the RESET button.

It seems fairly random, and has happened while I was using iTunes, Outlook, or other programs.

The one constant is that every time it happens, I can see that the HDD activity light is *solid*. It's not flickering / blinking like with normal HDD access, just solid. I don't know whether there is something truly being accessed, or whether the solid light is just a red herring.

Also, I don't know if the system is actually frozen, or whether there's something hogging the system to the extent it's so slow that it appears frozen. It's a pretty beefy system, so whatever it is would have to be really doing a number. I've only ever waited like 2 minutes before giving up.

Given that every time it happens the HDD light goes solid, I have to suspect it's something with the hard drive subsystem, but I don't know how to begin troubleshooting whether it's a mobo SATA port issue, an Intel RST driver issue, a hard drive issue, a cable issue, or maybe it's not the hard drive at all!

Here's some details (see more in my Systems Spec)Recently purchased DZ68BC mobo
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A:Win7 Randomly Locks Up - HDD Activity Light Solid

When everything stops is it like BANG all at once? Or is it more like first one app "goes white" then maybe another and another then the cursor stops moving in the span of maybe a few seconds?

If it's the slower one by one scenario then chances are greater than yes it's a HD issue somewhat specifically. As each app gets starved for HD access they white out waiting for it, finally the OS itself is starved for HD access and blocks. If it's an instantaneous hard lock, then the HD access may be pushing something over the top (like memory stability) but may not be the actual cause of the lockup...

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