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HELP COMPUTER IS READING EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, I HEAR THE BEEP AND THEN THE DISCONNECT BEEP IMMEDIATLY AFTERWORD. WHEN I HIT THE ONE TOUCH BUTTON IT TELLS ME IT DOES NOT SEE HARD DRIVE

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    It will not recognize drive.

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AND FOR FDISK .. WRITE COMMAND FDISK /MBR

THIS WOULD RESTORE THE MBR.

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The above 4 reasons are when you press the power button and absolutely nothing happens. You hear no fans running, no disk drive running, no one time clicking sound on the CD Drive and No light for a second or two when the CD drives click. In the case of a motherboard issue sometimes you will hear beep sounds or see blinking lights. Those beep sounds and blinking lights tells the technician what is going on with your motherboard and why it will not boot. If you see the blinking lights or hear beeps count them.

So you have a power light which means your power cord and dc power jack is good. So lets see if you have a static charge buildup.

Remove the Power Cord and the Battery from the laptop, then Press and Hold the Power Button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds put the power cord back into the laptop, but leave the battery out. Press the power button to see if it boots. If it does you had a Static Charge Buildup and it's ok to put your battery back in. If it does not you more than likely have an issue with your motherboard.

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2). Remove the external monitor and reboot the computer again. Now when it is done booting take a flashlight an shine it on the lcd screen. You are looking to see if you can faintly see the icons on the screen. If they are there but barely visible then the LCD Inverter is bad. The LCD Inverter is located at the bottom of the lcd screen just above the keyboard and the Strip around the lcd screen covers it. You'll have to take the lcd apart to get to it.
3) If you don't see anything when you shine a flashlight on the desktop, then the lcd screen has to be replaced. However, sometimes the cable on the back of the lcd screen has come aloose or just needs reseating, so unplug the cable and put it back then see if it shows an image.

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Laptops don't boot for the following reasons: 1) Bad Power Cord. 2) Bad DC Power Jack where the power cord plugs into the laptop. 3) Static Charge Buildup. 4) Bad Motherboard.

The above 4 reasons are when you press the power button and absolutely nothing happens. You hear no fans running, no disk drive running, no one time clicking sound on the CD Drive and No light for a second or two when the CD drives click. In the case of a motherboard issue sometimes you will hear beep sounds or see blinking lights. Those beep sounds and blinking lights tells the technician what is going on with your motherboard and why it will not boot. If you see the blinking lights or hear beeps count them.

So you have a power light which means your power cord and dc power jack is good. So lets see if you have a static charge buildup.

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