It just went dead. In the sense that it was up and running then just cut out. Cannot boot it back up. Tried it with mains alone, took the battery out (in the past, on a couple of rare occasions, it wouldn't boot via the mains or battery and taking the battery out and putting it back in, then it would). But even doing that now won't work. the power light is on, but when I try to boot up, the boot up lights flicker for a millisecond then go off.
Has the drive died or could it be the CPU or heat fan? It's not the sort of thing you can open up like a desktop to check on the fan.
It's an ASUS Notino A1300.
All my up-todate writing files are on that damn thing.
Thanks for responses so far. It came back. I had it on battery only, kept fiddling with the boot up slide switch and it booted up finally. On the mains now and scanning it for disk errors, not that it may be to much point. Surely something to do with the power supply as Fruit Bat suggested. Doesn't inspire me with much confidence when it throws a wobbly like that, though!
You have just found out the problem I think. Sounds like a short or bad connection on the main power circuit. Check all the main connections to this toggle switch, it is all I can suggest. Laptops take more time to take appart but most you can get it gutted completely down to every single part detached in about 30mins.
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