12-05-2010 08:18 AM
Hi there I'm new here and would like some advice. I've just purchased a bare boned R40 with no ram, hdd or cards. It was advertised as "posts to BIOS" but I've not been able to get it working. I've added correct memory using both slots, one stick tried on each side, with battery and without, power x 10 plus 30 etc etc. All I get is usual LED lights, fan spin then just power and battery light. When you power off you do get a tiny click but no life in the screen. Any suggestions how to test and see if the system board is fried?
12-05-2010 05:31 PM
12-06-2010 02:35 AM
Thanks for the fast reply Rich!
The dedicated cpu, heatsink and fan is all there as shipped so the issue has to be elsewhere. I haven't had any beep error codes throughout and the fan kicks in for just a couple of seconds then dies. I beginning to think the mobo is toast. I can't think of any other tests I could do. Wouldn't the splash screen kick in without any memory on this model? If you have any other ideas I would be grateful.
12-06-2010 01:20 PM
12-07-2010 07:40 AM
Oh well thanks Rich. I hate fleabay - so many scammers and it takes ages to resolve issues like this. The company listed the item as
We have powered on the laptop in to the BIOS to check the spec of the machine, but that is all the testing we do.
I'll try the resolution centre and see what transpires.
04-03-2011 10:54 AM - edited 04-03-2011 10:56 AM
did you find out what was the problem? I have same issue with my W700 and can not fix it. The anly differance is that I do hear beep sound when I took out RAM and put it back. I would really appreciate your reply.