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Tried everthing just cant get this thing to boot up

I have power no screen and cant boot it up

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  • desch May 21, 2009

    Well to be honest getting a bit frusterated A buddy kinda dropped it off to fix I'm new on lap tops but know the desk top with my eyes closed can I take a hard drive from another laptop???? Will that do anything

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Do you hear the fan running? Does the monitor have power? Are the cables to the monitor in tight? Have you used another monitor to see if the monitor is the problem?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try reseating the memory one stick at a time in each slot one at a time checking for video each time. Just make sure you turn off the laptop before doing any of this each time and turn it back on each time to see if video comes back.




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Sounds like you may need your screen replaced.

Upon turning on your laptop,
Keep pressing F8, until you hear a beep. This will give you the option to boot to safe mode. When you hear a beep, and NOTHING comes on your screen within 20 seconds, you need to have your LCD screen replaced.

Typically if its a hardware problem such as RAM, you'll hear 2 beeps or a POST message will display on your screen, letting you know that a certain piece of hardware failed.

Ive seen problems occur when people change a setting such as :
Right click on your desktop --> Properties --> Settings --> Advanced Button

And changing your DPI. This can cause your screen to go out (Not display anything). If its up to high chances are your LCD screen can not handle it. If you boot to safe mode, then you can fix this. Again if you cant boot to safe mode, then you have a mad LCD.

Give this a try and let me know what happens.

Oh one more things.

One thing i have also seen, more than once, and till this day i can not explain it, but a USB device plugged in. Remove ANY USB device plugged to your computer. Printer, FLASH Drive, Mouse, etc. Then turn on your computer.

If you have a floppy drive, remove the floppy.
If you have a CD/DVD in your tray, turn the computer on to take it out.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • Killabyte187 May 21, 2009

    You can take a laptop hard drive and stick it in your desktop or another laptop.
    UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. lol

    Easiest way is to just buy an Hard Drive Enclosure (2.5 inch made for a laptop hard drive) and this will make it external. So you can hook it up to your desktop as an external drive. Or you can buy a mounting kit to make it 3.5 inch to fit in your desktop.

    Now it depends on how old the laptop is and what kind. If its using PATA (40 pin connecter with 4 extra pins for master slave etc.) then you have to get a special kit so make it IDE to fit on your motherboard in your desktop. Easily found online.

    If its SATA (Serial ATA, kinda "L" shaped) then your already set. You just need to buy a mounting kit. But i recommend buying an external hard drive enclosure.

    If its for your laptop, yes you can swap it out and reinstall the drivers and OS back on it, depending on your situation.


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