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« on: November 29, 2005, 03:50:09 PM »

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I haven't used my laptop in a long time, but when I tried it this weekend..I've got problems.  When I hit the power-on button, 1st the Numbers lock and the Caps lock lights come on and then go right off, 2nd the screen is dark and the hard drive light is also dark, 3rd the only signs of life are the cooling fan is running and the dvd-rom keeps clicking like its trying to open a disk, tho nothing is in it.  Is this a sign that the hard drive is dead?  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2005, 05:36:15 PM »

Is it plugged into the mains. Even if it is, it may be that the battery is dead and it won't run without it having a decent charge. I've seen Apple laptops that have had similiar problems and took several attempts before they would start. While most PC's have a small Lithium battery on the motherboard I think most laptops relied on the rechargeable pack.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2005, 05:48:18 PM »

I'll keep trying and seeif that helps.  I just hate to have to take it in and get a new hard drive, especially since I'll lose my MicroSoft Office.  The company that produced the laptop wanted $395 to just check it.  I found a place in Boston, "PCs for everybody" that will only charge $49 to check it out.  But if I really don't have to go that route I'd be happy.
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