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I have a 14 month old HP TX1215NR notebook pc, that will not boot. The power lights come on but there is no hard drive activity. HP say sorry out of warranty. Is there any fix?

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  • mcongdon Nov 15, 2008

    Nothing. The screen does not liight at all. All of the other lights on the computer come on. I tried entering the password, but nothing. It is as if it is frozen and will not boot.

  • mcongdon Nov 18, 2008

    Dave,



    Still working on the monitor thing you suggested. will let you know soon.



    Thanks,



    Mike

  • David Preston
    David Preston May 11, 2010

    When you try booting, do you get anything onscreen? Example the HP logo... of post code information etc....



    I will try to help you to the best of my ability

    Dave

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Ok heres the next step in trying to troubleshoot your problem.

If you have a desktop PC, We need to BORROW its monitor. There is a VGA port on the back of your Laptop. Plug the Monitor into that and boot up your Laptop. If the "borrowed" monitor shows no signs of activity then try pressing <Fn> and <F5> and seeing if that allows you to view anything on the monitor.

Let me know what you find out and we will take further troubleshooting techniques

Thanks
Dave

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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