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Laptop Just Died - What hardware is it?

Question: Laptop Just Died - What hardware is it?

Hi,

I was literally doing minimal browsing and all of a sudden it turned off instantly.

Tried turning it back on and nothing. Took out the battery and tried turning it on with the power cord plugged in and nothing except a small sound coming from what seemed like the RAM or Processor. This only occurred with no battery and the power cord.

Is my motherboard shot? Is there anyway to easily identify the problem? Has this happened to anyone before?

Thanks in advance

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Answer: Laptop Just Died - What hardware is it?

What is the beep code? 1 short beep, or?

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Ok, my computer died, the motherboard ( Gateway). Its sad that it happened, but now i can finally get away from stock computer since now i have a reason to replace some stuff. I need a new case, motherboard, and PSU. So which ones do you recommend? If its at Newegg...all the better, but send me any. Well the mobo should be under $120. and the PSU should be about 300W. For a case...around $50 would be nice.
 

Answer:Comp. died, need new hardware

You can get a decent system for around $350.00 without the monitor and printer, but for the price you can get everything together for under $400.00 if needing something immediate.

Looking at TigerDirect, You can get a Barebones for around $250.00 with at least a 2.xghz processor. The big question is what are you going to be using it for (gaming, Internet browsing).
 

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I have a WSE I use for backing up and stoaring data. I have like 10 hard drives connected to it 8 of which are running drive pool.

The Motherboard is toast, and well although it wasn't having any issues keeping up with some cameras and file storage and backups, I guess it might be time to replace it with my 4770k office PC (ex gaming rig) and upgrade that machine.

If I simply swap out the MB's are boot off the Hard drive with WSE be able to adapt to the new hardware? Can I at least recover the CD Key because I can't seem to find it anywhere.
 

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Hey guys, trying to track down an issue on my gaming PC. I tapped the keyboard to take the computer out of sleep mode, and when it powered up the screen stayed in standby. I held the power switch down until it shut off, and upon releasing it powered back on instantly. I flipped the power off on the power supply, and let it sit for a minute or so before trying to turn it back on, and once pressing the power button, the fans start, proc fan, power supply fan, video card fan are all running, however I have seemingly no drive activity, or ANY video signal. No bios post, nothing.

I hate the idea of throwing money at something without some kind of educated assumption, or diagnostics. One of our family PC's did something similar recently that ended up being a crap power supply, but again.... I have no reason to assume that's all it is.

All of my system specs are up to date on my profile and the basics are below:

CPU: AMD FX 8120 -8 Core Black Edition
MB: AsRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX
Ram: 8GB Crucial 1600
Video: Gigabyte Nvidia 650TI
PSU: 600Watt OCZ Stealth xStream

Answer:Screen Stays in Standby: Hardware died?

Hi metal monkey..

It would seem like your problem could be a bad and/or loose connecter/cable or it could be your motherboard or video card. Another possibility is ram.

First check all connections and ensure they are tight and secure. Remove any extra HD's you have connected other than the one you need to boot from.

What I would do is remove all ram besides one stick, place it in position one and see if it boots. If not, try another stick, etc etc. (If you have a stick of ram you know works, try it as well)

Try reseating your video card. If that doesn't work, use onboard video card (if you have one, i semi looked it up and maybe you don't have onboard video card?)

If none of those work, try to find a known good powersupply, although I doubt this is your problem unless its simply not getting enough power. If it powers most of the mobo, its usually fine.

If all this fails, try a known good Video card. If that doesn't work, I'd say you need a new mobo.

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I'm in a complete PANIC right now because this is my work computer and I don't know how to get my email now.

Here's the deal: My old laptop died. Deader than dead. Won't even boot. I'm on another laptop now and I need to know how I can set up another windows mail account and, most importantly, transfer all of my email, contacts, etc. from my old windows mail.

Please help! I can't lose my emails and contacts!!!!

I had my old computer backed up with carbonite.com and I **think** my mail should've been back up. I hope so. If not, am I screwed? I'm lost. Somebody help please.

Answer:HELP!!!! Laptop died. How do I transfer Windows Mail to my new laptop?

If you used Windows Mail, it is just a matter of setting that up on your work computer, which mail provider did you have set as default mail handler ?
For example, i use Windows Mail, but, i have comcast.net set as my default mail, so, i can go to Tools, accounts, and go through those tabs after the default mail is selected. So, without putting your whole email here, what comes after the @ in your email address, mine is @comcast.net.

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My HDD died so i decided to change it with an old laptops hard drive, nothing seems to be wrong at first but i have noticed that
even the driver manager wont recognize my graphics driver/card and its showing up as standard VGA graphcs driver adapter, I have tried downloading the drivers for the in built graphics card which is a nvidia geforce 410m but the installer does not recognize it in the laptop, i also noticed the operating system the harddrive had is an 32 bit whilst the old HDD had 64 bit ... ( please i'm really desperate for help my laptop is a sony vaio vpcej2b1e , the hard drive im using now is also from a toshiba laptop, so its showing as toshiba instead of 'sony'.

p.s. anyone who helps me, will get a free drawing ;-; !! < graphics artist :<
 

Answer:Help please! :( HDD died so im using an old laptop on new..

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Question: Laptop died

Hi,

My laptop died and it apparently is completely dead.
How do I rescue my Thunderbird emails and contacts???

Bought USB drive where i attached my HDD, but cant access all the folders in there...any ideas?


Thanks

Answer:Laptop died

There are programs out there to use. One is Knoppix based on linux. Bootable user interface. But I like SuperwinPE the best. These are made by people and will also boot off the cdrom.
It will boot up like a windows environment. And it has a CD burning program built in and file browsers. You need to have an external burner hooked up though cause you have to leave the bootable CD in the CD drive.

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Question: Laptop Died?

Hello,

Have a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5874.

Turned it on and could hear the HD spinning very hard w/ a high pitch, then a lot of clicking. Now, when I turn it on, I get the Toshiba splash screen, then just goes black.

Assume HD is dead, but is there a way I could pull all the data off it and just get a new drive?

Thanks.

Answer:Laptop Died?

There isn't a way to recover data from a dead HD.

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Question: Laptop Died

It just went dead. In the sense that it was up and running then just cut out. Cannot boot it back up. Tried it with mains alone, took the battery out (in the past, on a couple of rare occasions, it wouldn't boot via the mains or battery and taking the battery out and putting it back in, then it would). But even doing that now won't work. the power light is on, but when I try to boot up, the boot up lights flicker for a millisecond then go off.Has the drive died or could it be the CPU or heat fan? It's not the sort of thing you can open up like a desktop to check on the fan.It's an ASUS Notino A1300.All my up-todate writing files are on that damn thing.

Answer:Laptop Died

Sounds more like the power supply on the MOBO but could be CPU.The hard dive can be connected to another machine to retrive files.Do you have another PC?

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Question: laptop died

can any help i have a fujitu siemens laptop about three years old. The orginal charger blew and i got a new one.I was using it for a few days when one day it made one beep sound then just died can anyone help its not the battery i have tried another one.just no lights or anything.

Answer:laptop died

One beep is warning its going into stand by when battery flat.Wonder if your new charger is working?remove battery, remove mains plug, hold power switch for 30 secs, refit mains plug and retry to boot (leave battery out). any signs of life?

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Hey Guys,

Once again I am having a problem with my laptop. Last time if anyone read the post I had a problem where the laptop would shut down by itself. I figured out it was a cooling problem so I sat down cracked the laptop open cleared out all the dust made sure everything is seated properly then took apart my heatsing and guess what... there was a 2 inch layer of dust on each side of the heat sing blocking the air from coming out. I cleaned it out and the laptop worked like it was brand new. Now I decided to get myself a vpr matrix laptop so I gave this one to my girlfriend and she just brought it back to me because when you turn on the machine, it starts up but the screen is blank... so I decided to check all the parts and found out that when you pick up the hard drive and slightly shake it it sound like there is a loose head inside because it rattles. Can that be the problem of why the screen stays blank.... or is there something else I should check? ALSO I tried connecting an external monitor to it but it wouldnt show anything on that either.... any help/advice would be helpful.
(AND PLEASE NO CRACKING JOKES ABOUT ME OWNING A DELL, I GOT IT AS A PRESENT AND IT WASNT MY CHOICE LOL I JUST SMILED AND LOOKED HAPPY)

Thanks Everyone,
Ilya
CTComputers

Answer:Laptop Died Help!!!!

Well, the hard drive making a little noise should have nothing to do with the display. The laptop should display something regarless of having a HDD in there or not. Sometimes, when the drive is powerless, the heads do not lock in place causing them to shift a little from left to right (especially when shaking it). The first thing I would do is make sure that the connections for the display are correctly seated inside.

-Michael

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Question: Laptop died

Hi i have a compaq presario cq56 hp laptop and it suddenly died on me it boots up to a black screen and the caps light flashers once continually and the f12 button is on solid orange

I read that the CPU is not functioning is there a fix for this and how

Thanks

Answer:Laptop died

If your CPU has died the only fix is to replace it.

This video shows you how, but you need to research exactly what you can replace it with first.

Do a search on Google for that.

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Question: laptop died

my packardbell easynote laptop died on me...i got a blue screen, then it just went dead..will now not boot up at all,its telling me....operating system not found.can anyone help plz..the screen reads as follows...intel UNDI,PXE-2.8 (build 082)                                           copyright (c) 2007-2000 intel corporation                                  for realtek rtl8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast ethernet controller v2.13 (020326)                                           PXE-E61:MEDIA TEST FAILURE,CHECK CABLE                                            PXE-MOF: EXITING PXE ROM                                            OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND.

Answer:laptop died

Hard drive is corrupted or bad (broken).You're in the Win7 forum, is this a Win7 or Vista computer.

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Question: Laptop Died

Alright. So, just a few minutes ago, my laptop died. I was sitting on my bed with my laptop in my lap. I was looking at some word documents and about to start working on a paper when there was a click noise and the laptop just shut off. I tried turning it back on and got nothing. I tried putting in the charger and got nothing. I tried taking out the battery and leaving in the charger and got nothing. The thing is just dead and won't turn back on. My first suspicion is that it could have overheated while in my lap (possible not getting enough air flow), but it's never done this before. Any suggestions?

PS. No BSoD. Just 'click' and off. No luck trying to boot. Getting nothing.

Answer:Laptop Died

When I first started reading my first thought was , you shouldn't have put it in your lap...
The clicking noise suggests a hard drive issue to me, but this shouldn't prevent the system from posting or powering on at all. I would remove the battery and the ac adapter overnight, and just let it rest, it may decide to function again in the morning.

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My daughter has travelled all the way from Aberdeen to Leicestershire with her laptop. It is very flattering that she thinks that I can do something with it but I am at a loss.She was installing her MP3 software and the laptop simply went dead. No lights nothing. Where do I start to look?T

Answer:Laptop died in use!

Try tapping F5 as the computer is starting, to see if it will go into Safe Mode. If it does try doing a System Restore. If it's XP

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Question: laptop died ;/

So I was looking up stuff on my laptop while i played a game on my ps3, a friend of mine asked me to login to a mmo for a sec so I did and like 10mins later my screen started flickering and then the laptop bluescreened and turned off. I noticed the laptop where the power supply fan is was really hot and i have had heating problems with this thing since i got it less than 2 years ago but nothing like this, I even went out and bought a good fan for under it and it didn't help.

it wont login to windows at all the closest i get is the loading thing for vista then it bluescreens again. is there a way I could find out exactly whats wrong with it? or a possible fix? the bios loads too fast so I cannot see what the options are.

the laptop is a compaq presario CQ50-215NR if that helps any.

any help would be much appreciated, I use this for trips and I have an out of state one coming up soon.
 

Answer:laptop died ;/

debauchee said:





So I was looking up stuff on my laptop while i played a game on my ps3, a friend of mine asked me to login to a mmo for a sec so I did and like 10mins later my screen started flickering and then the laptop bluescreened and turned off. I noticed the laptop where the power supply fan is was really hot and i have had heating problems with this thing since i got it less than 2 years ago but nothing like this, I even went out and bought a good fan for under it and it didn't help.

it wont login to windows at all the closest i get is the loading thing for vista then it bluescreens again. is there a way I could find out exactly whats wrong with it? or a possible fix? the bios loads too fast so I cannot see what the options are.

the laptop is a compaq presario CQ50-215NR if that helps any.

any help would be much appreciated, I use this for trips and I have an out of state one coming up soon.Click to expand...

Look for where the hot air comes out near the fan and blow strongly into that hole. This is to attempt to remove any dust that is in there. Dust can have a very large impact on heating/cooling.

One word of caution, though: If you decide to use anything stronger, like a vacuum cleaner, then make sure you prevent the fan from spinning first, as if the fan is allowed to spin above it's rated speed then it might be damaged.
 

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Question: Laptop Died

Hello All... This the second post about this particular Notebook computer. See this thread
for the hardware details.

My question regards something that happened since then. After installing the SP2 update from CD, I proceeded to download the remaining Critical Updates from the M$ site. Got about halfway through the 57 downloads (but not yet installed). This morning when I turned the laptop on to continue the update downloads, the unit would not boot. In fact it would not even POST. The power LED turned green (normal) and a repeating clicking noise would sound about every 5 seconds. Sounds similar to the sound when attempting to access a floppy disk (but not from the floppy disk drive). LCD screen was black. My best guess is power supply or mobo...

One additional bit of info... I had removed the Li-Ion battery about 3 days prior to this and have been running on AC power. Operation seemed OK.

I'm reasonably proficiant with Desktops, but this is my first goaround with a Laptop. Any insight would be appreciated.

Raybro
 

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Model: Toshiba P200D-139
OS: Vista 32-bit

Im not sure where to start, but generally speaking, my laptop has died. I turned it on yesterday and it booted fine and it allows me to login, but after it finishes loading, the screen just remains black with the mouse on screen. When I hit Ctrl+alt+delete, it does take me to the 'task manager, change password, log off, etc.' screen but when I log back on the screen remains black.

Few things worth noting:

1. In the months that I have owned it, I have never turned the laptop off but simply close the lid which puts it sleep mode.

2. Two days ago, it started overheating, and I mean serious overheating. I put my finger on the exhaust vent and I dont think I could have kept it there for more than 5 seconds or it would have been seriously burned.

3. Decided to turn the laptop off to give it a rest and when I booted it up the following day, I encountered this problem.

4. Even if I use safe mode, it doesnt work.

5. Had the option of doing a system restore when starting up the 5th or 6th time and it took me to a screen which looked like the windows NT interface where it looked as though a restore was going through, but upon restarting when instructed to, nothing happened.

Now prior to the stuff, I hadnt downloaded anything and I hadnt changed any settings and I definitely didnt mess around with the System 32 folder. I cant think of anything else except the overheating which could have cause this problem.

Any adv... Read more

Answer:My laptop died... Help!

Try over in the Laptop forums: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108/

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Question: laptop died

hi allmy wifes laptop screen has crashed all there is a a flickering screen the setup is there but nothing is displayed properly can anybody help with whatmight be wrongthanks martan

Answer:laptop died

A bit more info might be needed here your OS for starters any errors before this happened could your power supply be faulty?Is your Anti Virus up to date?

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Question: Laptop died

my son's laptop which was working fine, just decided to knock itself off for no apparent reason. Trying to switch it back on, nothing happened.The battery is fully charged and the battery light comes on, but the laptop just refuses to come back to life.Can anyone help, could a virus be the cause? or has it just decided to commit suicide.thanx everyone.

Answer:Laptop died

Take the battery out and plug in the charger. Try again.

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Question: Laptop Died

When I was shutting down my laptop the other day, it cut off rather quickly instead of doing the whole shutdown routine. The next day, I couldn't get it to come on. The battery in it is extremely week and when I noticed the little green light on the A/C adapter wasn't on, I thought that maybe the A/C adapter had gone bad and because the PC was plugged in but not receiving power, it didn't give me the low battery warning and just lost all power and shut down. I ordered a new A/C adapter which arrived today. When I plugged everything in, the laptop still won't turn on.

A couple of questions here:
If the battery is very week to dead, would the power from the A/C adapter alone run the PC?

Any other suggestions on what this might be?

Also, if I can't restart this laptop, is there any way to get the data from the hard drive or is it lost?
 

Answer:Laptop Died

Usually you can run laptops without the battery conncted. Depends on your exact model of course. You can try just removing and reconnecting the battery too.
 

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It may have begun yesterday though I think it happened a couple of times before.When I push the power button the fans spin for a short while stop then start spinning again. There is no P.O.S.T. and the screen remains blank.Power seems to be getting to the usb's but apart from that it is difficult to tell.The laptop is not in its prime and came free from my partners son but has proves useful whilst I have been confined to bed, surfing and puzzle games and basic stuff.The laptop is A Toshiba satellite P10-504click hereI've upped the ram to 2Gg and put a bigger hdd and its was running a fully up to date XP home.I am confident enough should the solution, if there is one,means it needs to be taken apart. But I'm thinking mobo trouble here and strip it down for sale as spare parts might be my only option.

Answer:Has my laptop Died?

First thought would be to check that the fan isn`t clogged with dust or debris. If it`s sticking it will cause a cut out and you will get what you describe - no power up. Sounds like it does this sometimes with yours. Next replace the fan maybe. It could be failing or the bearing is sticking because of lack of lubrication. (Once it starts spinning the lube gets redistributed?)The only other cause might be cured by removing the battery and power supply. Hold the power on button for 30 seconds and then reboot using the power supply. This discharges the capacitor on the power board. You can then reboot and put the battery back in.

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Question: Laptop...died?

I was installing Windows 7 onto my laptop (previously vista) and install seemed to run smoothly (went past asking about.. PC name, network etc) but after it said it was preparing for first startup, nothing boots. After restarting.. besides the startup Acer screen, there is only a black screen with a blinking underscore at the top left. Whats happening :S?

I've tried F2 and running a setup but it just shows me some specs and such

Btw it has 2.0 Ghz + 2GB ram x__x

Answer:Laptop...died?

A clean install I am assuming right? Also is it the RC download from Microsoft? If a clean install than try to install seven again. If an upgrade than a repair install should fix it

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Hi,
I've got a Toshiba Satellite A40-SP151 and all of a sudden it stoped working. I tried to boot it back and an error message appeared telling me to choose between booting it either on the safe mode, the last configuration that worked or to run windows normally. None of the options worked and it just goes then to a completely black screen and freezes. Ishut it down and tried again but now it only said there was an error reading the disc and to press CTRL+ALT+SUPR to restart. My Laptop has no SUPR key so I tried with DEL instead and it just went back to the same message. Any ideas??
thanks a lot

:cry
 

Answer:My laptop died! Help!

I've never heard of a SUPR key... firstly I'd visit the web site of the maker of the hard drive. Download their diagnostic tool. You should be able to create a bootable CD (or floppy); boot to the diagnostic and run the extended or advanced test on the drive to make sure it's healthy. If it passes (or if errors are found and are fixed) try reloading Windows 'over the top' of itself. A safe re-install will save all your programs, documents, drivers, etc and the PC should run just like it did before the problems started. Just boot to your XP CD and choose the repair Windows option. Alternatively, check these links:
http://icrontic.com/articles/repair_windows_xp
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us (this one may or may not apply to your particular situation; only follow these steps if your problems CLOSELY match what's described).
Good Luck!

hd2k
 

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Question: HELP! Laptop Died!

Hi, I have an Alien Ware m14x r2 and last night it completely died on me. Its 2 years old. The strange thing is the power cord has a blue light on it. It is lit when indicating it has power and unlit when it doesn't. When I plug the power cable in the light comes on indicating power, however as soon as I plug it in to the laptop it goes out. I have not been able to power it up since. The battery had a full charge at the time also. I have been praying its not the mother board. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:HELP! Laptop Died!

Alienware M14x R2 (Dell support site for that laptop)

Note: If you go here and enter the "service tag" number or "express service code" number for your laptop, it'll bring up the Dell support site that's assigned ONLY to your laptop.

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HAve a brand new emachine laptop worked for about 2 weeks. Now if i turn on the blue light comes on and makes normal noises for about 8 seconds then just dies. Doesnn't get to post nothing appears on screen.its windows 7 was working absolutely fine for 2 weeks. Any ideas what could be wrong??

Answer:New laptop has 'died'

Sounds like a possible Power Supply problem. Make sure battery is properly connected and/or power adapter is also.Otherwise, as it is so new, I would immediately get onto the supplier for them to sort it out.

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Hi! my laptop died on me the other day whist I was doing my work and I haven't been able to get it working since! I have tried turning it on but every time I did it started to work then turned of again! After this it went dead completely and nothing has happened except that a little orange light kept flashing where the battery light should be! I left it over night and now nothing happens at all not even the orange light flashes. Also on the battery pack that is still plugged into the mains the green light is lit up but there doesn't seem to be any power getting to my laptop!Could anyone help me and tell me what I need to do or what has happened?Many thanks Jennifer xx

Answer:My laptop died on me

It sounds like the Battery Charger circuit on the motherboard has died. Effectively the battery isn`t charging and the external power isn`t getting to the motherboard. This can be fixed by a specialist repair but get a quote first.What make and model of laptop and how old is it?

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Can anyone advise me how to get the hard drive out of an old Compaq Evo N400c?It is not booting at all now, with an error message, something like:"Windows 2000 cannot start because the file C:\root\system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupted."I have just bought another hard drive for it but don't know where to start?Thanks

Answer:Laptop HDD has died

Manual here - you need P5-1click here

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My girlfriend has a Panasonic Toughbook CF71, whilst using it last night the screen just went black & seemed to be shut down apart from some lights, power & a couple of others... I will try & explain if need be.

It would not start up & was making no running noise, we took the battery out so that it had no power, put it back in to start up again, flicked the power switch but nothing happened apart from the initial bleep & these 3 lights coming on, the HD didnít sound like it was spinning up, a totally black screen.

Can anybody help, she has her Phd thesis on it!!!!!
 

Answer:Laptop seems to have died

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Just come back from shopping and went to turn my laptop on but nothing happened so thought I must have gone out and left it turned on and not plugged in and the battery had run out but still nothing no lights seems dead.Any ideas could it be the battery

Answer:Laptop seems to to have died

try removing the battery and the mains adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Connect via the power adapter only and see if it boos up. If the power adapter has failed the it won't boot and the battery will be dead.

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Question: Laptop just "died"

Laptop is HP Compaq 6715s and it just died whilst watching a DVD. When hitting the "on" button the hard disc light flashes, and that's all. Any ideas on the best place to start trying to find out what went wrong?

Answer:Laptop just "died"

Should have stated the power light flashes, not the hard disc light.

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Alright, I got home today from school, went to turn on my laptop, and this is what happened. It is an Acer 2304LCi. I have all of my progamming stuff on it for the telemetry for microboard at school. I can't lost this laptop! Okay, so I plugged it in, dead battery, and hit the power button. The green power led turns on, the hdd light comes on and stays on. You can hear the cpu fan for about 3-5 seconds, and then it dies. You can hear it try to read the cd drive, and you can hear the hdd running, but there is no video! No external or anything on the onboard LCD. I don't know what is wrong. I have tried removing and replacing, Ram, Hdd, and CPU. What do I do? I can't lose it!

Thanks to whoever can help,
~Mike
 

Answer:Help!!!! My laptop died! What do I do?

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Question: Laptop Died

I got an old laptop as a gift, and after using it for a month, it gave me a stop error when rebooting (nt32.dll I think....). Being lazy, I decided to re-install Windows, hoping this would clear up the issue.
Strangely, the installation process took 24 hours and more and half way though, the computer simply went dead. It won't even respond now when I press the power button. I've kind of given up on it, but just out of curiosity it there anything I can try to do to fix it that doesn't involve using a soldering iron and immense amounts of techie training

Thanks!
 

Answer:Laptop Died

My best guess is that something overheated and fried, motherboard or cpu. That's a long time to leave it during an install procedure.
 

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can anyone help me plz i was on my laptop this morning and it was running ok but ive just went to turn it bk on and the power light goes on for a sec then goes out again and then nothing happens anyone no what could be wrong ive even try the power led in and still no joy :(:(:(:(

Answer:laptop has died ???

If your power light flashes on and then goes off again it sounds as if your battery is flat. Take it out, plug in the mains power lead and try again.

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Hi, I have a Dell XPS M1710 laptop (specs at the bottom) which was running the Windows 7 RC. I had no issues with it at all until I was watching a DVD one day when the screen pixelated a little like the DVD was skipping and then went blank. The laptop was still powered on but I had no control except to turn it off. When I turned it back on all I got was a white/grey screen. It wont't start POST and I'm not sure if the HDD is spinning or not since it was always pretty quiet. I had Bluetooth, num lock, power and charging lights. HDD access light comes on for a second initially but then it goes out and stays out so I'd guess that's just an LED test.I've tried re-seating the power cord and battery with no change. The laptop will turn on with the cord connected and the battery removed and vice-versa. I tried connecting to an external screen to see if the screen was the problem but it appears that there is no output signal from the laptop.Then I tried re-seating the RAM which changed things a little. I now have a blank black screen instead of white/grey. I have no bluetooth light and I have flashing CAPS lock and scroll lock lights. Also I can't turn it off with the power button once I turn it on now but it powers itself down about 30 secs after I turn it on. Everything else is the same.Finally I tried re-seating the HDD which changed nothing.I'm sans warranty obviously!Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thank you.Specs:Processor:  In... Read more

Answer:My laptop died of unknown causes

Do you have the DVD with the Win7 RC on it ? ?Has the RC started timing out on you yet ? ?I forget when it was scheduled to start doing this...but i thought it wasn't til February...Win7 Startup Repair...

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But I don't know what it is. Last night, I was trying to discharge my battery to see how much life it has left. It shut down suddenly, and I thought it was normal, so I plugged in power and left it off so it could charge. This morning, when I turned it on, it took me to the Windows Error Recovery page, and now there's a minidump. The message given to me upon log in was "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown". Something of that sort. Does anyone know if that was supposed to happen?

Answer:Laptop died with an error

The dump file is a STOP 0x124 error - that's a hardware error that's reported to Windows by your CPU.
Since you were trying to drain your battery I wouldn't be too concerned about it - and would wait to see if you get another under normal operating conditions.

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My niece has a Inspiron 6400, about 3 years old. It suddenly died during use and now wont switch on. Power indicator is lit when plugged in,Battery seems to be charging (bat lights are filling)When the i/o button is pressed, the i/o light illuminates for about 2 seconds then goes off?I've tried different batteries and power leads, ruled them out.Any tips where I can start looking

Answer:Dell Laptop Died, RIP?

Remove battery and try on mains only.

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HP ZE2000 laptop died.

When I start it up the mouse is stuck, computer keyboard not working, tried external keyboard and mose and still no cursor movement or anything.

When it uploads the desktop a big WARNING that says that the ATI driver is missing and that the ATI panel will now close but you cant move the mouse or do anything, I do not have the startup disc

Computer runs windows XP SP3 Home edition.

This was after I deleted several rouge virus.

Answer:HP ZE2000 laptop died

Are you able to start the computer in Safe Mode/Safe Mode with networking?Tap F8 after pressing the ON button, and continue tapping until presented with the Widows Advanced Options Menu.Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight Safe Mode and then press the <ENTER> key.Are you able to successfully start Windows in Safe Mode?Do you then have the use of keyboard/mouse (laptop's or USB external)?

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Hi guys - I'd appreciate any thoughts on the following

My laptop has died - in the middle of using it, the screen went black (but powered), then the power to the screen went off. Couldnt do anything, so turned it off. Now when I turn it on the screen does not power-on, and the hard drive light doesnt flick. Is this a HDD problem? I cant tell if it is spinning up, because the cooling fans come on immediately I press power. As it stands the machine is unbootable - on power on, the light comes on on the laptop and the CD drive, but thats it.

Suggestions on diagnososis, prognosis, anything, would be good!

Cheers

Paul
 

Answer:Laptop fallen over and died

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Hi, I have a Toshiba A215-S4697 that I have had for about two years now and all of a sudden it stopped working. Normally when the power adapter is connected to the laptop, a light that looks like a plug is illuminated on the front of the laptop, but nothing would happen anymore. I naturally assumed that the power adapter had gone bad so I went down to Fry's Electronics and purchased a compatible power adapter made by Cables Unlimited. It is a 100w continuous universal power adapter, AC 100-240v input, DC 15v / 16v / 18v / 19v at 6.8A max. I find the correct plug for the laptop, set the power to 19v and start it up. Now the plug is now illuminated on the front of the laptop but after having the laptop on for more than 15 seconds, it turns back off and the plug flashes continuously. Even when I don't turn on the computer, the plug flashes continuously.

What could be the problem?

Answer:After only two years, I think my laptop died!

Have you tried without the battery?

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I have an old hp db1000 laptop (winXP) which recently died and I have important files I need to recover. I also have a friend's hp db6000 lap with vista installed.

Can I just swap the disks physically to burn my data? I don't have ext hardware to slave it or anything nor do I have the money right now to purchase those things, so this is like my only option for the moment.
Could you guys please guide me through the procedure if at all possible? Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop died. Swapping hdd?

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Need some expert help here folks. Sister's laptop was restored to factory settings which included installation of Win 10 and updates. After restarting this morning I am just getting these two messages in rotation and no boot up: "Please wait while we install system update" and "Preparing automatic repair". I can get into the BIOS but cannot change any settings. I can also get into the Boot Manager but will not let me change boot to USB as I was going to redo the restoration and forget the updates.
At my wits end now . Any suggestions please?

Answer:Laptop Died After Win 10 Update

1) Find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB)
2) Create a bootable windows 10 iso:
Download Windows 10
3) Insert the flash drive into any USB port
4) Power on the notebook and repetitively click the F12 key
5) On the BIOS boot menu select the external USB hard drive
6) It may take 5 - 10 minutes for the iso to load while viewing the Microsoft Windows icon
7) Select language, time, currency, keyboard or click next
8) Do not click install as that is the method to perform a clean install. Instead look in the left lower corner for repair your computer.
9) Click on repair your computer > troubleshoot > view the windows advanced troubleshooting menu on the iso.
10) Start with system restore > use the oldest date first and keep tying system restore until there are no more options.
11) If system restore fails or if there were no system restore points > attempt startup repair
12) If startup repair fails > open command prompt > Administrator: X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe > X:\Sources>
13) type: bcdedit | find "osdevice"
14) report into the the thread the partition letter
15) type: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=G:\ /offwindir=G:\windows (change the letter G to the drive letter from above)
16) type: chkdsk /r C:
17) reboot
Use pictures at any time to display your progress and post images into the thread.

18) If you are unable to open the BIOS boot menu with F12 then:
Open the BIOS with repetitively clicking F2 during the boot.
19) Use a cam... Read more

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I don't know what happened but it rebooted then I gotten a message it said a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt +del to restart
I don't know what to do. Please help me.
 

Answer:my wife's laptop died

Hard drive could be bad, but that is the lazy response.

Any way that her BIOS settings have been altered (boot settings)?
 

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I have come home from work last night to find my alienware
Laptop completely dead. It was working perfectly when I left and this morning I went to turn it on and nothing. Brother said that it was updating and then it shut down but now when I press the power button the alienhead lights up
But that is all, no boot up fans or anything, the screen doesn't even turn on.
It turned on for 1 minute to say installing 20 of 26 updates then shutdown and same thing happened again.
Any ideas?

Answer:Laptop has died completely. Help please!

try a windows restore to a point when all was ok

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This is our second laptop to go. First was hubbies and he is not easy on things. This was mine. I can have things for a decade with no issues.My son played some hidden object games. Now it is doing great the same thing as the other. It says to install operating system. I don't have a disk. The software was installed when we bought it. Can we fix it or is this a second $500 doorstop? If so, we are never buying HP again!

Answer:SECOND HP laptop died! Different users.

 The notebook has/had software on it to create Recovery Media and you should have received a prompt to make it after setting up the laptop. Are you certain you did not make recovery media when you first got it and maybe put it away forgotten? (wouldn't be the first time ) If you made the media you can boot from it to reinstall Windows. If you didn't make it you can order from HP. >>Contact HP You probably can order from your support page without calling. If you need help finding that page please post Model and Product number of the laptop.> How To Find Model/Product Number

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I'm on a student exchange in China...my laptop is my connection to everything, school, home... I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!! BUT, today I turned it on and the screen is almost completely black. I can just vaguely make out the icons on the desk top but it seems that the screen is no longer lit. I am able to hook it up to a monitor and see the screen but I don't have access to a monitor most of the time, I had to borrow that one..... A friend told me he had this problem and it was a operating system issue, but I realize it might also be hardware too... It's difficult to get computers fixed where I am so, my questions are:

Could there be a simple solution that I have not checked yet? Any suggestions?
If it is the light, is there any point in trying to have it fixed or is it difficult and expensive?
If I kick it, is there any chance that will revive it? (just kidding)

It is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion N5415
Running Windows EX Home Edition
AMD Duron Processor

Am lost in China without my laptop! Yikes!
 

Answer:Laptop Screen Died!! Seriously Need Help!

Sounds like the Back-light or Inverter for the screen......not sure what the laptop cost but most of the time it cost effective to just get another laptop. the part is not too expensive but installing it takes an expert.

You can tell it is the back light by shinning a flashlight on the screen and you can see all the Icons etc.
 

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I have a sony laptop... and before the warranty expired the harddrive died... they gave me a new one and that one died 5-6 months later. Is it possible that they did not properly fix the laptop in the first place? I have a laptop cooler so it didn't overheat or anything... thanks
 

Answer:Two Harddrives Died on Same Laptop

Welcome to TSG!

There are two kinds of hard drive: those that have died, and those that are going to. Hard drives are mechanical devices with extremely tight tolerances internally. Laptop hard drives even more so. I've had drives last for 10 years. I've had drives bad out of the box. And everything in between. Sometimes they give early warning signs, many times not.

I doubt there is anything wrong with the laptop. Just the luck of the draw ...
 

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Days ago while using my laptop - gateway solo 9550- it suddenly went black, i tought of a virus or something. A tech told me it was the monitor flash drive? he re-set it but told me the monitor died and only an external monitor could be used. Do I need a new monitor or a flash drive could help me out? By the way I'm not a tech, plain english will be most welcome

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Hi to all, a few days ago while using my laptop monitor went black i checked the connection and all. I tought it was a virus or something simple. I took it to a tech that told me my flash drive for the monitor was not working that i needed a new monitor could this be truth? can i replace the flash drive or whatever? any ideas welcome...I'm using and external monitor

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Hello
This is my first post having found your forum via google.
This afternoon my HP Pavilion DV8000 running XP home sp2 stopped responding, only way out in the end was to go to battery power and hold down power switch to shut down. When I tried to reboot instead of running up windows as normal I got this error message

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

From the handbook and web I found that I needed to repair the operating system with the XP CD. But before the Welcome to setup page was displayed another error screen came up this time

acpi.sys page_fault_in_nompaged_area
acpi.sys-address FF77AA045 based at F778B000, datestamp 41107d27
Try again, if you still get this message have you just installed any software or hard ware.
I tries three time at still keep getting this error. I have not put in any software or hardware for a few months.
I do have some of the files backed up but ilke most people not all.
This is my main pc I just hope that this old one lasts to receive any help from you.

many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Help needed Laptop has died

Have you tried booting the laptop in safe mode? To do so..restart or turn on the laptop and Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.

Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected. Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.

There will be a little dialogue box that pops up..click yes and login normally.

When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
 

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I have a Satellite Pro laptop, the battery ran down and the laptop shut down. I?ve plugged the charger in but nothing happens, not even a light so I tried another charger but that didn?t work, so I tried another fully charged battery and that has not worked.

Any help please

Answer:My Satellite Pro laptop has died

Hello

Remove the battery and connect AC adapter only. Is LED for AC adapter ON?
What happen when you press power button? Any reaction?

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I have an ASUS laptop with Windows Vista installed. When I try to boot it bluescreens when trying to load windows and immediatly reboots. At this point I get the option to run a startup recovery or boot up normally. When I try the start up recovery it just goes to a black screen and does nothing. OK None of that worked so I try to go into safe mode. I get the same bluescreen before it can start. So I call ASUS tech support and the technician tells me that I'll need to do a system recovery, which will erase all my data.

The problem is that the laptop is relatively new and I haven't backed it up, ever. So I asked the tech support person how do I back up my data, and she told me that they don't deal with that. So now I'm here to ask you folks what would be the easiest way for me to backup my data? I have an external harddrive that I can back it up on to, but unfortunately since I can't even get into windows I'm not able to use it.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Vista died on my laptop

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Originally Posted by Wiles


I have an ASUS laptop with Windows Vista installed. When I try to boot it bluescreens when trying to load windows and immediatly reboots. At this point I get the option to run a startup recovery or boot up normally. When I try the start up recovery it just goes to a black screen and does nothing. OK None of that worked so I try to go into safe mode. I get the same bluescreen before it can start. So I call ASUS tech support and the technician tells me that I'll need to do a system recovery, which will erase all my data.

The problem is that the laptop is relatively new and I haven't backed it up, ever. So I asked the tech support person how do I back up my data, and she told me that they don't deal with that. So now I'm here to ask you folks what would be the easiest way for me to backup my data? I have an external harddrive that I can back it up on to, but unfortunately since I can't even get into windows I'm not able to use it.

Any help is greatly appreciated!




You can use a working computer with an extra hard drive slot, or a SATA to USB adapter. Run windows normally on the good computer, and then use the good computer to backup the data

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Ok, so this is what has happened.....Was using my laptop, an Advent 7102 which had for about 4 years. It was running on battery and all of a sudden the screen went blank, and after just assuming the battery had died, plugged in to mains, but still nothing.All I am getting is the power light comes on, but nothing on the screen, no HD light flashes, neither do any of the other lights come on after pressing capslock etc etc....There is also no normal windows start up sound, which leads me to believe its more than just the screen that's gone.I have tried running the laptop off a seperate monitor, but does not work.I have checked the HD connections and ram connections, and all fine.Cant boot up in to BIOS or anything else as simply have zero screen, and pretty much zero everytrhing else.The only life the lappy has, is a green power light, and a running fan every now and then.Anyone got any ideas?Cheers,Chris

Answer:Laptop Died Suddenly

Remove battery and try on mains only.

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My son's laptop was plugged into the wall, since it won't run off the battery, and the plug came out of the back of the laptop and it turned off. He now can't get it to boot at all. I had him take the battery out completely and try to run it off the adaptor only, but the battery light comes on briefly and the Windows Vista logo comes on briefly and then it won't go any further....nothing at all. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks..
Rosemary
 

Answer:Laptop Died....Battery?

It is most likely the Adapter jack. The solder connection between this and the mainboard tends to develop cracks, and all it takes it a awkaward yank or press to break. It is fixable, best to bring to a computer repair shop, preferably one that has a reputation for doing this kind of repairs. Shop around, some charge over $200.00 (>100 is what i charge).

However if you feel brave, you can at least LOOK at the connection by checking out your laptops dissassembly guide. Simply do www.google.com and enter your laptops make and model, look up dissassembly, and follow the guide to get down to your motherboard, and take a look at it!
 

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My friend was attempting to go back to his original OS from WIN10 and the laptop died during the process. After booting we recieved error code 0xc00000605 upon start telling us a component is missing and we needed to repair. i got us a windows recovery disk and tried to boot it from the bios but i am unable to do anything in the bios except change the system date and time. If i could justy boot it from the dvd i would be okay, any suggestions? laymans terms please

EDIT: When i say i cant do anything from the bios i mean it isnt letting me go to any other menus or options
 

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Hi,

For the last month, I've been using an Acer 8473T travelmate laptop.

Even though it's old, it's brand new (was an ex-business laptop that was never unboxed).

It's worked perfectly until just now. Never dropped.

I was working a document, then put it to sleep. I woke it from sleep, and the screen won't come on. I took out the battery, plugged it into the power-but the screen still won't come on

It turns on (screen stays off) & the fans come to full power.

I've tried (nothing worked):
Plugging it to an external display (hdmi)
Discharging the capacitors power by pressing power off without the battery
Removing the ram, using in dif slot
Removing the hard drive
What's left to do?
 

Answer:New laptop died-no cause/reason

On most laptops, some of the function keys are used to switch to internal/external monitor amongst other things. Are you sure you haven't pressed one of those??
Also try the dim/brightness.
 

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My wife's laptop died. It will not boot. Screen remains dark although disk drive whirs and blinks and power on LEDs work.
Cannot get into the BIOS. I hooked up an external monitor. NG. I tried to boot using a Linux CD - won't boot. Tried a hard reset.

I suspect motherboard failure. Anything else I could try?

Could I hook my desktop to her laptop ( cables ? ) and copy her HD even without being able to boot her computer ?

I do have a BU of foldersr from Saturday so all is not lost.
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Laptop died cannot boot

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I was doing work on my laptop when suddenly it made a small "bzz" sound as if powering down and switched off. It will not turn back on and I have tried removing the battery for 5 minutes and putting it back in with and without AC plugged in, but it will not turn back on. I haven't really had any problems at all before this, and I have a lot of vital work that I had not yet backed up that I really can't lose. It is 4 years old and I got it in 2012 so I'm pretty sure it's out of warranty.  Any suggestions to turn it back on/ get back any work I may have lost?

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Hello.

I spilled a bit of vodka on my acer aspire keyboard, some of the keys stopped working few minutes later.
During the next 4 days most of the keys kept working but then all of them stopped working.
This was 2 weeks ago, what can I possibly do?

thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Laptop keyboard died due to a liquid

At the very least you are probably going to need a new keypad/board. You're lucky if that's as far as the damage goes (it didn't get down into the system board and components). I think you have to take it to a reliable laptop service tech if you know one or can find one.
 

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After suggested bios update from the dell drivers program itself, the computer cannot turn on properly anymore and now appears to have died. Laptop has been working fine before issue. Have contacted dell representative and alienware support and they suggested a motherboard replacement at additional costs (due to no warranty). Is there a way to fix this without paying? 

Answer:After BIOS Update, Laptop Has Died

Do a web search for the issue. Several possible solutions have actually been claimed to work.
These updates are risky and shouldn't be attempted unless the update is claimed to solve a problem you actually have.

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So I bought a new one, but i don't have an XP Cd to load the OS onto the new drive. The laptop just shipped with recovery disk. So i was wondering, could i possibly clone my desktops hard drive to the new drive then Run my laptops recovery disk when i install it back into the Laptop? Any help would be great.
 

Answer:Laptop Hard Drive Died!!!!!

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Ok...this morning my son went to turn on his laptop and NOTHING happened. Battery??? How do I troubleshoot this???
 

Answer:Solved: Laptop died....battery??

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Whilst doing a virus scan (AVG Free Addition)on my laptop which is a Toshiba Tecra M1, about half way through, the machine just suddenly 'died'. What happened there was a high pitched whirring noise, then everything went dead.At the front of this machine a orange light flickered which seemed to have a sequence of 7-1 (I think). Some one told me remove/replace the battery, this sometimes 'sorts it out' alas no!Talking to my workmates, all I get is ooohs, and welllll. To me that sounds expensive. Although just used for general home use, it didn't come cheap when originally purchased, so any reasonably 'cheap' ideas would be grateful.note: warranty just expired :-(

Answer:My Toshiba laptop just suddenly 'died'

so what stage does it boot up to at present? if any.johnny

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I have a Sony Vaio Laptop which I was using in my vehicle with the Cigar Lighter Power Adapter connected. I had to drive a few miles and left the laptop switched on when I started the car. I did not notice anything at the time but when I got home the Laptop was dead. It would not start up again and even using the mains Power Adapter there is absolutely no sign of life whatsoever. Prior to this, everything was working fine. I am quite used to building Desktops but know nothing about Laptops and have no idea where to start. Any guidance would be very welcome.
 

Answer:Sony Laptop died after Starting Car

never leave items plugged in a car system when starting. The sudden jump in voltage may have fried a critical component. I also recommend getting a power inverter and use your laptop's ac cord plugged into that - you have less of a chance of frying something that way.
 

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Well,as I have decided not to kill myself, yet, here is what happened. I accidentally spilled hot chocolate milk on my laptop keyboard. Toshiba satellite A505 S6981

I didn't know at that time, one week ago,that I had to take the battery out..I just took the ac power off...instead I did it like 4 hours after, in the meantime I put the laptop on a side in order to let the most quantity of liquid outside the laptop.

Then I dissasembled and clean it with isopropilic alcohol, and let it dry open for several hours. After that I reassembled, it boots but sometimes said :battery disconected, a few minutes after, battery showed 100 percent full, and then battery disconected again.
So I turn it down, and try to boot...and never went on again. It shows two system icon lights (outside) the power light and the battery light, both on and white. But it wont boot.

When I disassembled it I looked for the cmos battery and I realized it is one of those soldered ones.....urggg

What I wanted to do was to change the cmos and see if it by doing that the pc boot again. I don't know. I am lost, and have no money to take it to a repair center.

What would you do? Should I consider it dead or do I have some hope?.......thanks
 

Answer:Laptop died after milk spill...please help...

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I had my laptop on, and took a break with out shutting it down. When I came back it would not boot up. The symptoms are, both power LEDs are on, no video, it does cycle the CD on as if trying to boot, but will not boot from the CD. Is it possible that the mother board is not dead?

Thanks,
Larry
 

Answer:HP G60 laptop died - signs of life?

One of the infamous HP motherboards... Hopefully you still have warranty on it
 

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I have a HP dv1000 laptop. I was having problems with the power cord, and the day before I was going to take it in for service, it just suddenly would not proceed past one of the DOS screens... so I took it in for service (luckily I had a protection plan), thinking there was a command I didn't know how to do or something, and when I got it back they told me my hard drive died and had replaced it with a new one. Well I was thankful to have the problem fixed but I had data I didn't have time to back up! If I would have known and had a chance beforehand, I would have backed up my data...

So I'm on this forum because I want to find out if there's a way for me to go BACK to my old hard drive and retrieve the data and programs I NEED... I did purchase an external hard drive to transfer everything to. HELP IS NEEDED! Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:My laptop's hard drive died

Have you installed the old drive in the enclosure?
Does diskmanagement "see" the drive?
We need to know what you have tried
 

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Hi Guys

I am seriously hoping you can help. My Windows laptop died the other day and would not open again I get a message saying either " Operating system failure " or " No operating system found "

I have alot of files that I need for work on the HD not to mention photos of my kids growing up and so on. So I removed the HD and bought a HD Enclosure. In the meantime I have also bought a MacBook ( been looking to do this for a while and now had my hand kind of forced ).

So I have plugged it the HD into the Macbook and it doesn't show up at all. I have looked in all the places that you should see it but nothing. I did have one instance when it came up as a shared network and asked me to sign in when I opened it. However once I signed in it came up saying it was unavailable at this time.

I have tried plugging it into my wife's laptop but it is a work laptop and has some restrictions on it so no joy there either.

Any help would be hugely appreciated as I need these files asap.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Laptop died, removed HD but can not see it when connecting

I saw this http://lifehacker.com/5515337/save-a-failed-hard-drive-in-your-freezer-redux
suggested before, but have never tried it so I'll suggest you wait for someone with more experience to help you.
 

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During reset my laptop, my laptop's battery died then after start the laptop I can't continue reset. Anyone could help my solve this problem?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Battery died during reset the laptop

if you choose to do a clean install, yes, your files will be wiped. you can try to repair your installation and hope it will fix the boot issue. if you need to recover your files, you can try to boot from a live bootable Linux enviroment.http://lubuntu.net/use the 64bit version and during the boot, choose to try it without installation.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions

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Hello, my laptop, Toshiba satellite a205, died some time ago. It seems to be that the motherboard died.
So I was wondering how can I save all the info in the laptop's hard drive to my desktop?

Answer:Laptop died. How to save info?

You can get a cable and pull the drive out and connect it to any other comp.

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here is a link to my issue. any help would be greatly appreciated.Click here

Answer:My Laptop Died, Need Help transferring DATA.

have you tried to run a windows repair? if that does not work the sell adapters so you can plug the hard drive into a desktop and get your data that way.

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Hi
This is regarding friend's daughter's laptop so apologies if details are a bit sketchy.
Samsung R517 laptop, running Windows 7
Story is that J (teenage daughter) has got into the habit of playing DVD at night and falling asleep before end. Laptop is then left plugged in for remainder of night, and sometimes for following day in which case continued to be plugged in and switched on for following night etc... However, last sign of life was the other night, laptop being used while unplugged so using battery, J admits to noticing battery was about to run out but did nothing and just let laptop battery drain totally. Next day, when J went to boot up, there was no sign of life.
Problem now is that laptop shows absolutely no sign of life, no response when attempt to switch on, no lights showing indicating it is connected to power although the transformer does show connection via light on the box.
Obviously, it would be good to fix this laptop but where to start? I also wonder about the socket being damaged. I did wonder about power surge overnight but, as laptop wasn't plugged in and left with drained battery, that won't be the issue.
Hopefully, someone can suggest how this might be fixed. As the laptop is a few years old, I don't think costly repairs will be considered and J is going to have to manage without until she saves up to buy her own!
Many thanks for any help.
Apologies for any typos but posting via a tablet, with difficulty :(
Hope this all makes sense ;)

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