Hello. my 8500 gave some sort of error message about module D (I didn’t see it, kid did) and then froze up. Upon re-start I am experiencing the same 3 green lights on for 3 sec. then power down. So here's what I did...
I removed the memory, power fan thing (not sure it it’s the entire power supply), hard drive, and CD drive. I cleaned everything and put it back in...it worked. BUT, after leaving the laptop on for an hour it locked up again. Tried to re-start and same 3 sec. 3 green lights and wham..no start up, no fan etc. I did the same thing again but this time one at a time. No luck. So now I’m ready to chuck it but I strip everything off one last time. Put it all back on and bamb, it works. I’m guessing it will lock up again but so far so good.
Any way for me to find out what that error message was this morning my kid saw b4 all this started? And does this sound like a new laptop or fixable buy a non teckie.
The error message came back, "you have inserted a module into the D bay attached to your docking station. But this model is not supported by the D bay. The module will not be functional if left in place. You should remove it now."
I don't know what a module into the D bay is, nor do I know what a docking station is. ???