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    Laptop Problem

    I was given a laptop to take a look at and it has this very weird problem its an old HP Compaq nc8000 when you power it on the fans rev up screen remains blank stays powered for a few seconds and turns off no beeps or anything, the power led is not on instead the hdd led is constantly green and battery led is orange. I tried running it with no battery just plugged it to the charger still same. I swapped the ram over to the second slot still nothing.

    Once it booted up screen came on and it went into windows disk check thing and crashed at 6%. Another time it booted I skipped the disk check and tried logging in but just crashed.
    The heatsink is clean no dust.

    Also tried using vga on a monitor but didnt work.
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    Re: Laptop Problem

    See if you can boot from a linux 'live' cd/dvd, such as Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/). If it can, then it suggests there may be a problem with the hdd, which as I can find reviews for the HP Compaq nc8000 as far back as 01/12/2004 wouldn't be too surprising.

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    Re: Laptop Problem

    Dvd drive does not even open it does not do anythin fan is full speed for few secnds then shutsdwn no bios no beeps took hdd drive out and trned the laptop on .. nothing screen blank , fans roaring then shuts down no beeps. Tried hdd in an old dell laptop it got ntldr missing but i recovered files in linux, i think mobo is gone.

    Oh and thanks vinny never used linux before and i quite like it
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    Re: Laptop Problem

    Welcome, glad you managed to recover your data files, you can replace a laptop and your software, but unless you have a good backup regime, you cannot just replace your photos, music or docs.

    Also pleased to hear that you like the linux environment, I use a 'live' boot disc for all my shopping and banking, as it's essentially on a cd/dvd and stored within your ram, all your personal data is wiped clean once you re-boot which makes it pretty secure.
    Last edited by vinnyT; 02-01-2011 at 02:49 PM.

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    Re: Laptop Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by shakerist View Post
    ... fan is full speed for few secnds then shutsdwn no bios no beeps ....

    i think mobo is gone.
    I agree. No Bios is a bit of a show stopper, but at least you got your data back.

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