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I walked away from my laptop for a few hours. When I returned to use it the screen was black. Since that time the low battery indicator has been lit (pink). I alway have it plugged in so It should not be discharged, but it will only power on when plugged in, and the screen goes black and unresponsive after showing boot options (f11 etc...) I have tried system restore but but it does not recognize the disk. I tried f8 safe mode, which set off a loud beeping sort of alarm sound that only stopped when I powered off.

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    I just took it to a computer repair center and was told it is most likely the hard drive...approx. $200.00 if I want it fixed.

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Are you using the correct AC adaptor and is it working correctly? Is it possible that something has changed (battery, AC adaptor, mains cable)? Try removing the battery and running on mains power only.

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This isn't a software issue. If your laptop is still under warranty have it serviced. If not, see if the costs involved are even worth it. Something within the hardware sounds like it caused a chain reaction and has affected more than just the battery.

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