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How can i reset my laptop. it wont turn on at all, and it has been a while. It is an old laptop and i just want to get the pictures off of it... is there a reset button or anything?

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Jmcett23,

If you cannot turn the laptop on, and you wish to retrieve photos from it's harddrive, you can remove the harddrive, and install it in an external enclosure.

The external enclosure has a USB cable that you plug into any available USB port on a working computer.

Copy the photos to that computer. Burn them off to disk for safekeeping.

This information is intended for the HP Compaq Presario V2000 series of laptops.
If your laptop is different than the category heading, please post back in a Comment.

HP Support > HP Compaq Presario V2000 series of Notebook PC's ?> Maintenance and Service Guide,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1832423&

On this page I would like you to click on >
Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook PC - Hardware and Software Guide

After you click on the above file name, you won't see anything happening right away.
The file is downloading in the background.

[Took 24 seconds before the first page popped up, and 4 more seconds for the file to fully download. I'm using a medium speed DSL connection ]

Removing the Harddrive:
In the top header of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the right of the blue down arrow.

Place your mouse cursor in the page number box.
Left-click once.
Type 139
Press the Enter key.

The Harddrive is an IDE style of Harddrive
IDE is also known as PATA.

The physical width of the Harddrive is 2.5 inches.
2 and a half inches.

You need an IDE (PATA) 2.5 external enclosure.

This is but one example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1086960&CatId=2782

Instructions come with the external enclosure detailing how to open it, and install the 2.5 IDE harddrive.

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Unfortunately no there is not but if you take it to your local specialist computer store they will be able to get the pics off for you.

hope this helps and good luck with the problem and by the way don't forget to vote for this solution.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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