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HELP!!! LAPTOP WONT FIRE UP AT ALL!!!


laptopdunce

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I logged off my Acer 5535 laptop lat night and now it wont fire up at all, the power adaptor is fine, its charging the battery and its nothing to do with my router as I am runing a little netbook in its place, the screen is totally blank and it wont open up the windows XP homepage at all, its totally dead, there is no wifi lamp lighting up, I cant imagine what can be wrong here, these things ALWAYS happen when I am travelling!!! I cant even get any keys to work, its lighting up the battery charging light only! I can feel it getting warm underneath and the fan is working in the HD area,will I be able to retrieve any of the date on the HD and will I need to buy a complete new laptop?? SH*T SH&T SH8T!!! thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

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Secret-Squirrel

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This simple tip can frequently work wonders with laptops where the lights come on but there's nothing on the screen:

Disconnect the power-supply plug from the laptop then remove its battery. Finally, hold down the power button on the laptop for ten seconds. Reconnect everything and turn it on.

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Jock1e

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I take it you tried it in safe mode apart from that Secret-Squirrel's method sometimes works as it gets rid of any static.

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Jock1e

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You can buy a caddy from Amazon for about £4 from which you can retrieve all of your data if need be.

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Secret-Squirrel

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"I take it you tried it in safe mode....."

That might be a bit tricky because the OP said "the screen is totally blank", "its totally dead" and " I cant even get any keys to work" ;)

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Jock1e

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Secret-Squirrel

True so no chance of getting into the Bios either.Don't suppose a new Cmos battery would help.

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lotvic

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Secret-Squirrel's "hold down the power button on the laptop for ten seconds" that sorts it most times but I always suggest at least 30 seconds to make sure the all the volatile memory and static has been discharged. (same trick works on tv PVR's equipment)

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rdave13

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Similar to Secret-Squirrel's post, link, not sure about connecting the battery back again with the power cord still connected.

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laptopdunce

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I have taken the battery out (the housing is a bit loose and battery has to be taped in most times but it charges OK) disconnected the power adaptor and removed battery and held down the power on button for more than 30 seconds, then reconnected power adaptor cord ONLY and then pressed power button on and then quickly off, then put the battery back in and turned it on again, and it is showing the power on light and battery charing light but nothing else, blank screen, no keys working, but HD fan working and gets warm, OOOhhhhheerrr!!! I just dont understand how this can have happened overnight, after it logged off OK and I disconnected power at plug last night. Its an ACER 5535 aspire laptop thanks, LAPTOPDUNCE

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lotvic

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If it was me, I would take out the harddrive (to keep it and data safe) then concentrate on getting the laptop to boot up into bios screen. Only when I'd 'mended' it to the stage where it says it can't find an operating system would I consider putting the harddrive back in.

First things to check are connections, have you tried wriggling the lid it might be the hinge cables are loose (it sounds as if the laptop is a bit battered ;0)

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lotvic

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Not got experience with laptop screens, but isn't there a backlight and if it goes then you get a black screen?

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