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I have an old hp desktop 8570c. I tried using a product called a ''Tornado'' to transfer files to another computer. It didn't work. Now when I plug in my computer (hp 8570C), it simply runs with the busy light on. Hooking it up to a monitor gives me only a black screen. I've tried using the keyboard functions but can't get anything on the screen. The computer will not hard shut down by holding the button and simply unplugging it and plugging it back in gives me the same result...running but with the busy light on, nothing but a black screen, and no way to shut down. I have info that I need to retrieve from this computer. Do I need to go into the computer itself and try something? Please note...I was given a solution through this site where it was suggested to hold in the ''on'' button while hitting the F10 key. It did not work. Remember I have only just a black screen. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Is there any way to shut by actually opening up the computer?

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    I concur with what jasonmteat stated, and would like to offer additional information to support his solution. Example of an economical external enclosure,http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/... (Not an advertisement for said product nor website) This is HP Support, and the main menu for the HP Pavilion 8570c Desktop PC,http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/produ... Here you will find out how to open the computer case, and remove/install a Harddrive, ( How to, Adding/Replacing Hardware, Replacing the Hard Drive) If you do not have the Restoration CD Disk, you can obtain one from HP Support. (Contact HP. Phone number is 1-800-474-6836. Give the nice person on the phone your Model Name, and Model Number - Pavilion 8570c, and the Serial Number. This is on the back of your desktop computer, next to the Windows Product Key. It is in the white Service Tag. The restoration disk is free. The Shipping and Handling is not. $17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24.95 for a 2 to 3 day ship)

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You can open the CPU and shut down by removing and shorting the wires in the mother board ... wen u open it (cpu) ,u find wires runnnig frm led to ur mother board (some 2 pin connectors ,generally its written on the wires ).....unplug dat wire carefully and short dose 2 pins .....i hope m clear enough ...contact me on my id [email protected]

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If I were you I would remove the HDD from the computer and place it in an external enclosure, and then connect it via usb to another computer. This will allow you to retrieve the info you need. As for getting that computer back up and running, once you remove the files you need replace the HDD back into the system and reformat using the recovery CD's

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