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I have a Toshiba Satellite L450 laptop and it was fine yesterday, but now its not working. You can hear it fire up and then stop after a couple of seconds. It has power to it but there are no lights when you press Caps Lock etc., please help. Don't want to do a system restore as I have some stuff on the hard drive I don't want to lose. Thanks.

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  • Mandy James Oct 21, 2013

    Thanks Tom, but its a Toshiba not Compaq.

    Rescue Tech - Tried moving the memory but its not made any difference. There is still nothing when I switch on :(


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Remove the hard drive from the underside of the laptop. If it is a SATA drive you can plug it directly into a PC that has the relevent sata data and power connectors. From there boot the computer up and you will be able to browse the files and copy them to another location. If this is not possible. You can go to any tech store and buy a 2.5 inch enclosure for the drive, this will turn it into an external hard drive with usb plug and play capabilities.

As for the laptop it sounds like its hardware failure and might not be economical to repair.

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Try removing / swapping / reseating the memory.

Try booting with one stick only, if the top slot doesn't work, try booting the bottom slot. Try both sticks.

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