Closed Laptop turns on and off with RAM installed Tags: Motherboards Laptops RAM Last response: March 9, 2012 12:49 AM in Motherboards Share UrLastBr3th March 2, 2012 3:10:22 PM Hello, I have a Gateway M-1624 laptop that was working great but unfortunately now it does not. When we turn it on, it turns immediately off, so I did some trial and error and this is what I got. I took out the RAM to my laptop and it stays on but will not post because the RAM is out. I tried new RAM, but when the RAM is in, the laptop turns on and off continuously. So basically, whenever RAM is in the computer, it turns on and off. When RAM is not in the computer it stays on but won't turn the screen on because RAM is not active. More about : laptop turns ram installed Best solution guavasauce March 2, 2012 3:40:13 PM sounds like a shot mobo. bad cap or resistor maybe. UrLastBr3th March 2, 2012 6:10:53 PM So basically, since the cap and resistor are on the motherboard, think about replacing the motherboard or whole laptop correct? Related resources My LAPTOP TURNS OFF AUTOMATICALLY THEN AUTO RESTART - Forum Laptop turns off 30 seconds after boot up - Forum HELP..:\ My PC turns itself off ! - Forum Computer turns off when playing games - Forum Power Button Does Not Turn Machine Off ? Turns on Though - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer UrLastBr3th March 8, 2012 10:55:50 PM Best answer selected by UrLastBr3th. nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard a b D Laptop March 9, 2012 12:49:53 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy ASUS Laptop immediately turns off when I unplug the power, anyone? ForumComputer turns off while playing games ForumGreen light on AC adapter turns off when i plug into Laptop ...Wont tur ForumAsus N56VM Laptop turns on, and thats it Forum1 beep from case speaker, system turns off after about 5 minutes... ForumHelp! Rig turns on for a moment, then turns off ... ForumLaptop turns on then shuts off few seconds later. get new laptop ?? ForumLaptop turns off when moved ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumWeird video problems with BIOS and I'm so confused... Forum[Solved] [Asus] Will this graphics card work with my old mobo? Forum[Solved] Need some help with timings on my new ram Gskill Forum[Solved] Memtest failures with several new rams Forum[Solved] Upgrade to motherboard with SATA 3 or get PCI addon? Forum3x2GB RAM Read as 1x6GB? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !