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TECRA 740CDT my laptop stoped working. it just doesnt turn on. when i plug the battery it shows a green light but it shows a orange light on the battery. i try to turn it on and the battery light goes off, also the charging light flashes and turns orange. the screen stays black or sometimes theres a flashing underscore _ on the top left handside. what coud b the problem? thank you

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Can you hear the hard drive spinning with clicking sounds? Have you tried booting from a floppy disk? Even if you don't have a boot floppy, try putting any floppy disk in the drive, then turn the computer on. You should see and error message "not a boot disk, change and restart" or similar. If you get that error, then the boot sequence is working, that's good. If you don't, that's bad. Probably a bad motherboard. If you don't hear the hard drive spinning, that's bad, too. Means a dead hard drive. But at least you can replace the HD.

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Try taking the battery out and use only the AC. If everything turned out fine, it could be a problem on the battery or on the port.

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