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Packard bell TJ61 in sleep mode / won't boot

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August 26, 2011 2:53:50 PM

Guys, looking for some help please.

I have a Packard Bell TJ61 that won't start up. When I press the power button the blue power light and battery charge light comes on, the fan starts for a second and the CD drive is checked but then nothing. It doesn't even try to enter the BIOS stage. The caps lock light doesn't come on.

What I've done so far:

1. tried the Packard Bell support advise - take out the battery, press the power button to de-static the motherboard.

2. Taken the thing completely apart so see if anything was loose.

3. Checked the power switch - but I guess that's OK because it powers the fan and lights.

My only two conclusions are: (a) the motherboard is screwed (b) it's in some kind of strange sleep mode that I can't break.

Any help would be welcome.

thanks
September 7, 2011 9:46:19 AM

boltonmark said:
Guys, looking for some help please.

I have a Packard Bell TJ61 that won't start up. When I press the power button the blue power light and battery charge light comes on, the fan starts for a second and the CD drive is checked but then nothing. It doesn't even try to enter the BIOS stage. The caps lock light doesn't come on.

What I've done so far:

1. tried the Packard Bell support advise - take out the battery, press the power button to de-static the motherboard.

2. Taken the thing completely apart so see if anything was loose.

3. Checked the power switch - but I guess that's OK because it powers the fan and lights.

My only two conclusions are: (a) the motherboard is screwed (b) it's in some kind of strange sleep mode that I can't break.

Any help would be welcome.

thanks


I've got exactly the same laptop, and exactly the same problem. No matter what I try the computer will boot for a second, check the CD drive, and then just pause, in a permanent sleep mode. Can't find anything on the internet about it, either.

Any help would be appreciated.
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