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Medion laptop wont boot up- What do i do?


bob dob

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Help. My faithful 4 year old Medion MIM2230 laptop will not start up. I recently turned it off, opened the laptop and all i got was the two or three red lights on the front left but it wouldn't boot up. Normally i have to wait for 20 seconds or so then one of the lights turns blue and and then it starts up ok. Today, unfortunately, there isn't even a red light on the front and wont start up at all!

Now my main laptop is a Medion akoya that is a year old, i tried the power lead from that in my old Medion and there was still no power whatsoever.

Please can anyone tell me what to do?

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buteman

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Sometimes through ware and tear the actual power connection to the motherboard works loose and may have to be re-soldered.

Has the connection been loose at any time and you have to wiggle it at the laptop connection to get it to work.

While connected with the power lead just wiggle the connection going into the laptop just to see if you get any reaction.

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woodchip

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If the Hard Drive fits in the Edge of the Laptop Like my Medion behind two screws Remove the Drive the try Starting Laptop to see if you get more on screen White on Black letters or try getting to BIOS without Hard Drive in

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Please confirm the following

  1. Laptop is totally dead no leds or noises.
  2. You have tried another compatible power source (lead and adaptor).
  3. You have tried on mains power only with battery removed.

If yes to all of above then likely cause is damaged power socket or dead powerboard / motherboard.

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bob dob

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Hi, yes i have tried all 3 Fruit bat, no luck. If it is a dead motherboard, how terminal is this as id do anything to get it back....

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onthelimit1

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Trouble is, it could be the mobo or power board. Not cheap second hand!

mobo

power board

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Dead motherboard is as terminal as it gets, cost of finding another and stripping the machine to replace, is likely to be more than the cost of a new / better machine.

Replacement jack sockets can be done, socket is a few pence cost of repair probably £80 - £100

Power board replacement is slightly more but make model depends on whether machine has a separate power board.

Data retrieval shouldn't be a problem as you can remove the hard drive - place into a caddy - and connect to other machine via USB.

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bob dob

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Ok, thank you for your help. 2 questions- 1, i've took the hard drive out and have connected it up to my main laptop but cannot find the folder i really need. Is it possible it is hidden? It was an xp os and my new(er) laptop is vista 2, my friend says he has a similar model medion, would i be able to put my hd in that and would itboot up ok please?

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bob dob

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Ok, i can see hidden folders but when i try to go into folders, say, h drive, all users, desktop, x folder, i keep being told that i need permisiion to access it and asks me about a security tab?

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bob dob

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Hi, im having real problems accessing the files on the hard drive from my old laptop, please can anyone help?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Access Files If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed. To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421/en-us

Access Files XP Home Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab. or http://www.whitsoftdev.com/rshx/ or http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/08/03/enable-and-display-security-tab-in-windows-xp-home-edition/ and click on the link at part one and download the required program. Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

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