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Hi, Big problems powering up my daughters Advent 7201 laptop. Power lights come on. Fan works. Screen dead and I dont think the HDD is powering up. Cant hear anything and after say 5 or 10 mins, if i 'press-and-hold' to shut down it does so immediately.. Any advice you could offer would be gratefully received - especially before she starts college next week.

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  • rosspa Aug 30, 2008

    Thanks for the respons.. So, I've taken out the drive and cleaned connectors but still not working..

    A few more details may help..?

    1. The power and HD LED's both come on when i press the power button.

    2. The CD ROM drive opens and closes and power indicator lights up ok

    3. The fan comes on

    4. There are none of the usual 'boot-up' noises

    5. The screen doesn't light up in any way

    6. Immediate power off on one quick touch of the power button ie no need to 'press and hold'

    Any further suggestions/guidance would be much appreciated..





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Some laptop would'nt show post messages if there is no hard drive installed.try to open up and disconnect the drive,clean the connectors and pins and connect it.power up and observe for some back pls.u

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