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Hard Drive Sooo... This is what I posted earlier: Help me!!! My laptop starts up and I can hear it, but there is only ablack screen. I tried hooking it up to another monitor to see if thescreen was dead, but nothing showed on it either. Could it be my videocard and how can I tell if it is? This is the solution I got (from chrisbock): IF you hooked another monitor to your laptop did you transfer thescreen to the other monitor if so and you got nothing i would say thatyou had a video card problem. it may be time to get a new laptop itwill cost you about 1/2 the cost of a new one to fix it. Thank you for your help. :D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ So yes, I had already tried transferring the screen onto the other monitor and my brother had already told me that if that didn't work, it was probably the video card. I just wanted an EXPERT opinion before throwing the laptop away. BUT.... How do I get all the **** off my hard drive...I so desperately need it! p.s. my brother's being a d!ck and won't help me and I'm a girl (as if you couldn't tell...LOL!) so that is why I'm here instead of asking him. Thanx.

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Try to check the memory of your laptop... memory is the one first that is affected when screen is not displaying... try to place another memory on your laptop... if you have a screw driver for laptop, get it and open the back of the laptop casing..

note: be careful in opening it. because it might damage your casing...

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