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On start up my hard drive light flashes red and then my laptop will shut off. Model # dv5-1253cl.

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It is possible that your hard drive has malfunctioned and the computer can not use it to boot. Not being able to see the laptop in person, I would recommend taking it to a PC repair shop.

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