i have a GATEWAY MT 6825B LAPTOP
it froze so i turned off the laptop and rebooted it but to no avail.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THE LAPTOP POWER LIGHT COMES ON AND THE HARD DRIVE LIGHT COMES ON BUT THEN GOES OUT
FAN KICKS IN AND GOES OFF
(but the same happens on the other laptop so this must be normal)
luckly enough me and the girlfriend have the same laptop
so the first thing i tried was swapping over hard drives but same happened.
next i swapped over the battery and still the same happened
swapped over the 2 memory modules and still the same(even tried it with just 1 ram stick)
with all 3 things swapped over the non working laptop still not working and the working one still works so rules out hdd,ram and battery
was getting some freezing where the icons on the desktop went blocky for a about half a second then fine. but that happened months before so could be a pointer or could just be coinsidance
i have looked at where the covers come off underneath and can only see one fan
on the broken laptop the fan spins on bootup but then stops
so i checked this on the working laptop and the same happens
TRIED TAKING OFF THE WHOLE BOTTOM OF THE LAPTOP CASE BUT LOOKS TOO COMPLEXED FOR ME.
I have since swapped over the memory modules
so the things i have tried are as follows
(as i have 2 laptops exactly the same)
swapped over batteries NO JOY
swapped over hard drives NO JOY
swapped over both 512mb memory modules NO JOY
and the working laptop still works with the broken laptops 1 gig of memory and hard drive swapped over,
the hard drive light comes up on booting up but goes off at the time the screen should come up saying
press f2 for xxxxxxx press f10 for xxxxxxxx (cant remember what they say)
but doesnt get passed that.
any help would be great
sorry if i have repeted certain things but just tried getting everything in i can to give you the full picture
EDIT : ITS RUNING GENUINE VISTA AND IS A DUAL CORE CENTRINO DUO