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Asus N56VM Laptop turns on, and thats it

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October 28, 2012 2:24:44 PM

Hi.
I have a Asus N56VM Laptop with Windows 8 Pro. i have owned this laptop for 2 months, and its been a nightmare. When i first purchased it, it came wih Windows 7 Home Premium. I had to reinstall it 3 times due to problems, and its never really been 100%. On friday, i downloaded windows 8 pro for £14.99 (as part of the windows 8 upgrade program) and everything was working fine, until this morning.

I was reading something on Amazon and the computer turned-off for no reason. This is the first time anything like that has happened, and i was completely puzzled - to what actully caused it? So, i switched my computer back-on, thinking it would be ok. Well, the computer won't boot? it does switch-on and all the leds light-up, even the power button lights-up. But thats all it does?

I have left my computer on for 3 hours just to see if boots, apart from the cpu fans working, nothing happens and the screen is blank, and remains blank. Also, the optical drive is stuck in an endless loop? it is trying to search for a disc, although no disc is inserted. It does this every 30 seconds.

Now for he strangest issue of all. I have pressed the power button for 10 seconds while the computer is on, it just turns off and makes a loud clicking noise. i try to switch it back on, it does it again and again until the battery is pulled. it stops the clicking noise, but my computer still won't boot? I can't enter bios mode with Alt + F2 i hear the fan - but thats it.

Can anyone please help.

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a b D Laptop
October 28, 2012 6:05:10 PM

if you say you had to install windows several times, there was was also a problem before.

Can you open it?
First we'll test if it's one of the memory sticks, which might cause it. if there is only one, than try to grab some DDR3 module for 20$ from somewhere or take from a friend to check.

can you do that?
October 30, 2012 8:44:57 AM

Very strange - I rebooted my N56VM this morning and it wont boot either... I restarted Windows and it powered off, never to come on again - yet LED's are on and power button is illuminated. I am running Windows 7 still...
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a b D Laptop
October 30, 2012 9:41:44 AM

please try the same
October 30, 2012 4:22:16 PM

peterfrenchsa said:
Very strange - I rebooted my N56VM this morning and it wont boot either... I restarted Windows and it powered off, never to come on again - yet LED's are on and power button is illuminated. I am running Windows 7 still...



This seems to be a problem with the N56VM Series. I've read about this on some other websites, and a few users have had a lot of issues. I contacted Asus, and they couldn't tell me what the problem were. They have told me to send it to them or repair.
a b D Laptop
October 30, 2012 4:29:29 PM

have you checked the memory?
November 3, 2012 7:40:12 PM

Sorry for the very late reply, i've been really busy and had to wait for some spare ram from a mate. We checked and installed 4GB (X2 2GB) of ram this afternoon. it didn't work, and we tried the Asus ram in his HP Laptop, the ram works in the HP. So, i'm thinking it could be some other problem with my Asus.

There was a clicking noise coming from the hard drive when it was working. and it as always been like this from purchase. The last thing i remember was a strange grinding disc sound, 2 seconds before the computer turned-off. I'm not sure if the hard drive has died? but the screen won't power-on, but i connected the laptop to a external monitor - no luck, Unfortunately.

I have contacted Asus, and they told me to send it to them for repair. i have never dealt with them before, so i'm quite worried if they try to charge me.

i don't know much about laptops, so if anyone else has any ideas, please leave a post.
a b D Laptop
November 4, 2012 4:11:40 AM

you should tell them the HDD is clicking. Clicking HDD is immediately replaced. It's defected and it is also probably the problem. I hope it is the only problem.

If you hear an HDD clicking - it is defected
November 4, 2012 6:33:11 PM

calmlikeabomb said:
you should tell them the HDD is clicking. Clicking HDD is immediately replaced. It's defected and it is also probably the problem. I hope it is the only problem.

If you hear an HDD clicking - it is defected


You could be right. But the thing is, would hard drive failure stop the laptop screen from turning-on?
November 6, 2012 7:06:45 PM

Yes it stops the OS from loading up thus a blank screen
November 19, 2012 9:48:59 AM

Hi,

I have a asus n56vm (3days old ) and it has done this :(  ....Any update on your pc's from asus ? Did they fix it?
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