lap top dead

  lindamay 06:45 09 Jun 2007

have a compaq pp2140 that has gone dead light comes on when connected to mains but that is all
machine does not power up not even able to eject the cd drive any ideas ? also if it is not worth repair how can i recover the files i have on it i am able to remove the hard drive ?
many thanks

  missingit 06:56 09 Jun 2007

This link will help in the removal of hdd,
click here

and then something like this to copy your files across to a desktop.

click here

  wee eddie 08:21 09 Jun 2007

Put it in an "Enclosure" so turning it into an "External Hard Drive" for about 15 quid. It's quite simple.

Then you plug it into the USB port of your new Machine. Copy everything you need from the disk. When you are happy that you have all you need. Reformat it and use it to do your "Back-ups"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:27 09 Jun 2007

try on mains with battery removed.

  wee eddie 15:46 09 Jun 2007

I assume the Charging Light. Right

  lindamay 16:37 09 Jun 2007

Tried with batt out no luck
and yes i mean the charging light
think its had its day

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:40 09 Jun 2007

REmove and refit the hard drive and the memory and retry.

  lindamay 19:54 10 Jun 2007

thanks to all but nothing worked so i will take the advice to use the 27gig hard drive in a caddy
and treat myself to an overdue new laptop

once again many thanks


  wee eddie 09:16 11 Jun 2007

Good luck

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