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laptop wont start

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by DPM, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. DPM

    DPM Member

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    Can anyone help me with a problem my granddaughter have with her laptop (advent)
    The power light comes on when start button is pressed and the fan is running, this however stops after about 30 seconds.
    Computer will not boot. I've checked and cleaned the ram clips, I also changed the start up battery. Could the problem be a faulty motherboard or the cpu unit, any suggestions outside of using a lump hammer
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    motherboard is most likely bad.
     
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    has it,by any chance,been dropped or bumped? if not im thinking ddp is right.if so i would lean towards the hard drive being bad.
     
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    dropped is a definate possibility you know how kids are. Tried a spare hard drive but still the same. The laptop is less than a year old I'm thinkind her younger brother got his hands on it. This guy would break iron, Thanks for the input ( aldan & ddp }
     
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    you can try some free data recovery software to recovery your computer^_^!
     
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    DPM, nothing showing on the screen at all or you get a post screen but won't load windows at all, correct?
     
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