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Laptop Does not Boot

My laptop does not boot. When i press the power button, CPU fan runs for 10 sec with little spinning sound of HDD and CD Drive. There is no light in the screen. after that it simply turns off. Options tried: 1.Pressed the power button after removing battery for 3-4 minutes and then tried to run. 2. Changed ram. what could be the possible solutions for this problem. please provide asap. Thanks

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Your hard drive might be fried so I'd advice you to take it to a pc shop

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