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Laptop Died

Q: 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?

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A: 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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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.

A: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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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


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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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


A: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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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!!!!!

A:Laptop seems to have died

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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,

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

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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.

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A:My laptop died... Help!

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

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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.


A:Laptop Died

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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.

A: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 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 :<

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

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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


A: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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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

A: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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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.

A: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 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?

A:Laptop has died completely. Help please!

try a windows restore to a point when all was ok

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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?

A: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 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.


A: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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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

A:My Satellite Pro laptop has died


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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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!

A: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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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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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.

A:Laptop died. Swapping hdd?

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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?

A: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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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!



A:Laptop fallen over and died

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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.

A: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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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

A: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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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!

A: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 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?


A:HP G60 laptop died - signs of life?

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

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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? 

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

A:Solved: Laptop died....battery??

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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

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

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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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My charger started to break for my laptop, from normal bending and such, my bf put electrical tape on it because it was sparking. Told me to get a  new charger. Well I didn't listen. This was abut two weeks ago.  The other day I was in the middle of homework assignment, my laptop was dying so I plugged it in, then I saw it wasnt exactly charging correctly after a little while, and eventually it said "discharging" on the battery icon on the taskbar. and then proceeded to die.I got my charger to work for a second, and my computer to get back on enough for me to type in my passcode, get the word document I was working on to try to save it on a flash drive, but before I could, again said "discharging" and bye bye it went. I went to best buy and tried to get a new charger, the let me test out some, after being told the wrong one the first time, my LED battery light wont go orange saying it's charging, and obviously my computer won't turn on as it died.What I am asking is, what do I do to save it, that computer i have had for almost 5 years, only had normal issues for this computer, my left and right clicker just went out a week ago, wont work else where on the touchpad is fine, my back lit has been gone for awhile, but the numlock lit worked.I do have some of it on an external hardrive, except for this recent semester of school, and the last couple months of work, and programs and such my whole life is on that computer basically. I have stuff I dont want to los... Read more

A:P500 Laptop said "discharging" and died.

Hi steelersbabe31,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
What you can do now is to prioritize on getting your data from the harddrive.
If the machine would not turn on with a known good ac charger then likelihood of having a board issue increases. 
You can try removing the harddrive out and place it on a harddrive enclosure similar to this and back up your informations on another computer.
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes for you.

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I just got this thing in August & it keeps freezing.  I posted in here before  around September & somebody from HP escalated my problem & a tech did remote things & fixed it.  (A HP rep from Texas even called me!)  I purchased the best "Care-Pack".  Called for assistance & they told me to do a 3 hour scan & call back afterwards.  I did that & they said they are not responsible, it must be a software problem. not covered by care pack.  Great!  I bought a lemon!!!!  And a useless care pack!  Help!

A:HP Pav Laptop (New died again) Carepack won't cover

It's a HP Pav 17.   

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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.

A:Solved: Laptop died cannot boot

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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.

A: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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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.

A: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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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.

A: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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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.

A: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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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.

A:Laptop Hard Drive Died!!!!!

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Hi! The DVD burner in my Dell Latitude D530 has died. I did all the "checking" stuff and have decided to replace it. I was going to pay to have it done, but the internet forum folks convinced me I could do it by simply snapping out the old drive and snapping in the new. Now --several weeks later-- I still cannot read or burn CD's or DVDs, I have purchsed a drive that doesn't even remotely fit. And I cannot even find the most basic information about how to specify any drive but but the exact part number from Dell.

By the way--the drive that needs to be replaced is p/N c 3284-A00. I was hoping to replace it with a newer, faster drive. After consulting with the forums and shopping on line, I was advised to choose the Sony Optiarc drive which was supposed to be the correct one for this model. WRONG!

It's not even close. The drive is the right size but everything about it is wrong. The plug-in connector on the Sony drive is only half the length of the Dell drive and it's on the other side of the unit (left vs. right). I have tried looking up specs but cannot find anything that I can understand. I am completely frustrated and now don't even know where to go to start over. Any help out there?

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I am trying to get files off a HD from a laptop whose MB died.

I was able to get the laptop HD via USB slaved to another laptop. The problem I am having is transferring some files. I have a folder where none of the contents can be viewed or transferred. When I click on the properties of the folder, read only is checked. I uncheck it and hit apply but it doesn't allow me to save it. If I go back into properties read only is still checked. Any idea how to fix this so I can transfer the files?

If I mouse over any file, it says they are encrypted. If I right click a file and hit properties, then advanced it has files are encrypted to secure data box checked. I cannot uncheck it

A:Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

You can try this Microsoft Website
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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My new hpPavilion au-063 laptop that I've bought less than 4 months ago died when I plugged the wireless mouse into the USB port as I do everyday. (Obviously I am writing from a different computer) My hp laptop had the option for me to chat with a tech  -  a tech actually remotely worked on the hp laptop for a different issue a while ago. I downloaded Support Assistance program on this computer I am using at the moment but I can't find the option to chat with a tech.  Or I need a phone number ro call. The hp laptop should still be on warranty  as I bought it on Sept 21, 2016.

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Hi Everybody, Hope you have all had a good christmas!

Might not be the besttime to be posting on here as it may not be busy on christmas day but thought Id give it a shot.

Right as the title says I have killed my laptop, I know how I have done this and it was completely stupid of me. I bought a new external USB HDD to backup my PS3, this needed formatting to FAT32. I tried to format it through windows with the command line, after 6 HOURS it got to 100%, only then did it decide to tell me that the HDD was too big to format to FAT32?? Sooo after a bit of research I downloaded FAT32 formatter to do it for me.

I got FAT32 formatter and hurriedly went on to it, it wouldnt let me format the harddrive as most of it was NTFS so I deleted the NTFS partition. The option to format the full drive to FAT32 then appeared. I thought great, ckicked format.....Which then brought up the blue screen of death, a load of writing quickly scrolled down the screen. Then my laptop turned off. I had formatted the C: drive by accident instead of the USB HDD. Now when I turn it back on it says the following:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.0
Copyright (C) 2000-2009 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

I guess the simple answer would be to inser a boot disk, but I dont have one . The laptop I have is an Acer Aspire 5742, I o... Read more

A:Formatted C: drive by acident. Laptop/HDD has died....Please help.

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So a few weeks ago I was using my Acer Aspire M5 series and it died on me, which isn't that surprising my battery has always sucked, but now it won't turn back on or charge. I've tried different cords, and the charging light never comes on and it never turns on either. Recently when I tired a new cord I noticed that I could hear a constant clicking sound. I don't have the money to take it in right now, and it's extremely inconvenient because I have online classes that I need to work on. I've tried searching for answers, and a few months ago I had to find a new cord, and it's almost like this laptop doesn't exist. It took me over an hour to find a cord online for it and I never found any specific information on it when I searched for it. It's been extremely frustrating. I've really hit a brick wall with this laptop, and I'd appreciate any help or advice I could get, on the problem or the laptop itself.

A:Acer Laptop Died and Won't Turn Back On

It sounds like possibly the charging port plug is broken. It is a fairly common issue on these laptops. Take a light and look into the port and see if you can tell if the pin is missing or broken. Then it depends on how comfortable you are with opening your computer to test and possibly fix.

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My girlfriend has an HP laptop with vista in it, its just used for homework. She doesnt download anything because alot of it is forbidden in her college. But her battery died one night and when she turned the computer on, it gave her the safe mode screen, and she tried to start windows normally, and tried safe mode, and today she tried last known good configuration, but all 3 options take her to windows and her system hangs, it takes about 8 minutes for the welcome screen to go away, and logging in is out of the question, because she puts her name in, and clicks ok, and her background ends up black. She did ctrl alt del, and it took 3 minutes for the screen to come up, still no sign of the desktop, task manager took an entire 2 minutes. I told her to click new task, that took an entire minute, and typing in "explorer.exe" took minutes because the system kept hanging. Why is it doing this? Its acting like a hard drive thats just fallen on the ground. Her laptop endured nothing of that nature though. Why is it doing this?

A:System is hanging after battery died on laptop

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Hi all,
Lately I've had my laptop plugged in a lot because I've been running some design analysis software thats required a long time to solve. Anyway my laptop suddenly just cut off today whilst on battery. Straight away I assumed it was the battery as I had a similar issue back in 2010 with my old device. I've had my current laptop for about 2 and a half years. I ran a battery report which came up with the following information:
Cycle count: 489Design capacity: 48840Last full charge: 38373
So its obvious my battery isn't at full capacity as expected. However, could this be the cause of it randomly losing power? I'm thinking more of a calibration issue. Any ideas on how to calibrate?

Many thanks in advance!

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hi all this is my second post on here only just done my first but that was in XP section, anyway.......

i bought an advent laptop about november last year but the other day while i was on the net it got really slow for some reason and would not do anything i wanted so i managed to restart it after about 20 minutes and it came back on and it was fine so i done the usual virus check, defrag, disk cleanup etc. and everything was fine so i turned it off not thinking any more about it, the next day however when i turned it on it was really slow and wouldn't load Vista so i tried everything and it still would not load so i decided to put the recovery disc in and try that still nothing just the first bios screen after leaving it for about an hour i got a message "check disk drive connection cable not connected C:/ " so i removed the panel on the back and checked where the hard drive plugs in its fine nothing wrong, tried loading again same thing happens and now all i get is a message to say the hard drive is not connected or the is no operating system on system disc.

i dont know what has caused this and the hard drive only had 12GB out of 100GB used.

does anyone know what this is and can it be repaired/ sorted without buying a new hard drive ?

thanks for reading and look forward to hearing and meeting some of you


A:advent laptop running vista seems to have died

hello jay, and welcome to the TSF forums :)

well, theres really only two things that are going to effect weather your computer sees the hard drive or not. One of course is the hard drive, you can be sure by putting another drive in the laptop, if it sees the drive, then you need to replace yours. If it doesn't see another drive, then its time to replace the motherboard.

But to answer your question about causes - hard drives go bad, its a fact of life, and the main reason all IT people stress backing up data. Brand new hard drives can be bad right out of the box, or some can even last for over 10 years, but they will go bad.

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