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My computer is completely dead

A month ago or so, I attempted to reformat my laptop to clean out all the junk, but the process would not continue past 0%. I turned off the computer and reattempted this with the same resulting problem. After about my 5th attempt of reformatting the computer simply turned off. It now is completely dead, with no lights on whatsoever. My brick (power block) does have it's light on, however. I gave the computer to a friend of a friend to look at and he said that he could not test the brick because the plug was so unique, and he concluded that it was either a power issue or my mother board was dead since there are absolutely no signs of life within. Is this a reasonable/probable diagnosis? Any information is greatly appreciated.

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  • deadpenguins Sep 13, 2008

    I wasn't aware that there was another option when your computer is completely frozen, what would be my other option? I might need to buy a new one, but this computer is not old and is not heavily used. It's just disappointing because I spent $2,300 for it and didn't get much use out of it, which is why I was attempting to seek out some professional advice before I made a final decision.

  • Allen Palmer Oct 11, 2012

    I wouldnt usually deter you from tossing it because there isnt a computerlesschild in my family or my friends families. However you have already put a substainual amount of money out. So withat said. That is NOT the number 1 problem with those.. That alone is a plus since it is not able to be fixed. A few easy and inexpensive thing to try before taking a hit. If you or a friend has a stick of compatable ram. Yank yours out and give it a shot. If you have 2 sticks in your machine make sure to remove both. and if no result, try the newly aquired stick in both your slots. A bad ram stick is an odd thing and quite capable of giving the passed away effect. Not assuming that you are familiar with handeling this. This link will take you to the user manual with the exact how to.. and if you are one of the luckiest guys ive encounterer and taht was it then wouldnt this be an ideal tome to upgraade it to 4gig ,and probably the max recognized. That was easy but my first thought on your problem. And the same thing is a try. i mean, Who doesnt keep a couple ide or ata laptop hard drives around. I just ordered a cable that makes a usb thumb drive of any hd. I load a 200 gig full if disney movies hook that on a mini dell and the kids are graced with a media library that most didnt think possible. Now you can go fix on something with children safely left with a jaw drop. Oh. sorry. Yank your hd and aquire one. even a 30 or 20 gig off ebay if you can wait 3 days for arrival, As a side note. time wont make it more broke. esspecially at a price of 11 bux or so for a hd that size. If you are not familiar with ebay, on the left are search filters. Check the box Free Shiping. Dont end up feeling violated by comitting to buy an 8 dollar hd with an 80 dollar shipping fee. The same link to your manual will step by step you thru. As another side note. If you have no arms and cant turn a screwdriver with your teeth, then save manual to that 64bit stick take the ram hd and machine to a nicer neighborhood, , hold the ram hd and position the laptop upsidedown out to nearly any 10 or 11 yr old kid. you need not utter a sound. Nor offer the thumbdrive. I think they arent allowed in the school library if they havent done a clean noot or network install or both. I forget. Im pullin your leg man incase you didnt already smell the bull. However not a soon to be possible ity. My 7year old will ask a question and i dont let her do the why thing. She asked expecting the complete explanation and I will give her all i know. and all i know will soon be equivilant to learning her abc's. So remedial math to my second grader is asking if your hd spins at 5400 revolutions per min. how many is that per second. Well she is sti just a prett little girl so first thing i heard was ... Whats a revolution again ? resolve the only conflict she saw and its simple math. con

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Hello,

you shouldn't turnoff your computer directly , that may cause to damage the whole computer , i think you should buy a new computer !

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