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No bootup-only has electrical power

My laptop only has electrical power. There is bootup and no display.

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with my laptop... electrical power with nothing on the screen at all

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    same exact problem here

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM AND NO RECOVERY CD. Where can I download system restore files?

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Hmmm..not too good...nada on the screen? Can you boot from a cd?

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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