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  1.    10 Oct 2017 #21
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Have you tried the idea of leaning on the power button when it's running , and keep the button pushed for several seconds - perhaps 10-15 seconds until you hear an indignant click or noise suggesting it's powered down. Don't let go when the screen blanks and it appears to be shutting down - keep going until it clicks off.
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  2.    10 Oct 2017 #22
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1709| Build -16299.19
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I don't know if it varies by make/model but both my Apple MacBook and Thinkpad X201 immediately output to external screen if cable is attached without doing anything in OS.
    Thanks lx07. As mentioned earlier before checking the ram or hdd I connected the external monitor and had no luck with it, it has a power light that runs yellow (power on - stand-by) and turns green when it's displaying a signal from a computer.

    • Checking RAM card: External display connected. Re-set RAM in original slot, no affect. Set RAM in open slot, no response on monitor.
    • Checking HDD: External display connected. Pulled HDD powered up, power button and indicator light up for 5/6sec. then go out, no response on monitor.
    • I tapped and or held in separate power cycles the F4 internal or external monitor switch button and the brightness button while doing these checks, no response on monitor.
    • I have Kyhi's ISO and have to burn then test it, probably tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Have you tried the idea of leaning on the power button when it's running , and keep the button pushed for several seconds - perhaps 10-15 seconds until you hear an indignant click or noise suggesting it's powered down. Don't let go when the screen blanks and it appears to be shutting down - keep going until it clicks off.
    The power button on this machine works this way:
    • To power down, press and hold for approx. 4sec. until light goes out, you can feel the HDD spin down, there is a barely audible click and the power light goes out.
    • To power up: press and release power button, button and power indicator immediately light up. Activity light starts to blink.
    • I can not tell when the screen blanks because I do not have a signal to the monitor; There is no display of any kind from either the BIOS start or the OS on the monitor, that's why I'm trying an external monitor.

    If I heard an indignant click or noise I'd be thinking the HDD was about to crash.

    Opinions:
    I'm thinking; What if I mount the HDD in my win7 or XP box? It is a win8 drive halfway? through a 10 upgrade. Would that screw up my other machines?
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