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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 it is only the connector on the Motherboard that works loose and can be re-soldered.

My daughter had the same problem with a newish laptop and took it back to where she bought it from.

They tried a new battery on it and it started up Ok.

They still sent it to the Makers for a service,So not sure why it would not work with the battery removed and yet worked with a new battery.

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woodchip

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Have you tried booting the old Laptop with the Hard Drive out? as it can stop a PC from booting

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bob dob

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Hi all, Great + Bad news!!!!! My friend has an old Medion (MIM 2230) that he has sold me for £40, i swapped hard drives and it boots up fine (well, as slow as it did in the original)- Im SO very happy!!!!!

Now, perhaps i should use Acronis to clone the hard drive onto the now redundant hard drive?

Ps- Yes Woodchip, i tried it without the hard drive and still no life! Pps- Buteman, id like to try the new battery in the old laptop but unfortunately that is a non-working one too- i think it is quite a common fault with the Medions.

Thank you Woodchip- Brilliant advice regarding folders i can't access!!

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