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Laptop won't boot

My laptop will not boot up. The battery doesn't seem to be charging. Is there any way to get what I need off my computer and onto an external hard drive so I don't have to bother getting this thing fixed again?

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You can purchase an external hard drive enclosure on ebay for $5.00 US delivered cost. open your laptop, remove hard drive, insert it into the external hard drive enclosure, and connect to USB to a PC (or laptop). then get your files.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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Its is possible that the adapter is had it! Get hold of another to test and if goes then all you need to do is buy a new one.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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1. If you're able to use your computer for a little while, and it randomly shuts off, it could be one of a few things.

a. Overheating processor: You may need to replace your processor, or clean out the inside of the computer.
b. Fans not working: Your fans could be disabled, and keeping the computer from receiving cooling which can overheat the processor as well as other vital components.
c. Dying battery: The battery in your laptop may be going bad, and could need replacement. Does it charge completely, or does it only fill up partially after a long period of charging? If it's the latter, you will need to replace it.
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2: If your computer shuts off before the desktop even loads, it's most likely a hardware problem.

a. Dying battery: Again, your battery may be dying, try removing it and keeping the laptop plugged in when you turn it on.
b. Broken hard drive: Your hard drive may be broken, try finding an external hard drive with Linux or another operating system installed on it, and go into the BIOS when your computer first starts up. Find the "Boot devices" option, and tell it to make the primary boot device the external device with the operating system installed on it. If the computer starts up fine after that, you may need to re-install your old operating system, or replace your hard drive.

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Once this is done, remove the external drive from the computer and plug it into your G3. Turn on your G3 while holding the Option (alt) key and then double click on the hard-drive image that is named whatever your external hard-drive is named.
Once your system boots up from the external hard drive, run Carbon Copy Cloner again and repeat the process again except have the source be your external drive and have the internal drive in your G3 be the disk that has all the data copied to it. Once this is done, turn off your computer, remove the external drive, and then boot up your computer again.
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The external drive process can be skipped if you have a firewire cable. Simply connect the firewire cable to both computers and when you turn on your G3, hold the "T" key. This will turn your G3 into an external hard drive and you just have to carbon copy the files straight to your computer's internal hard drive.
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OK, i experience this before, i think your situation is mostly like mine, and this problem may cause by the your laptop power adapter, please replace a new adapter and see how is the result. Hope this help.

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