Laptop wont boot

  postie24 14:25 24 Aug 2007
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Hi everyone,turned laptop on this morning and it wont boot up.
Power light comes on,a 2 second hard drive activity and then nothing.
Tried it with battery out but still nothing.
Took hard drive out and reseated,still nothing
Think hard drive has failed,but anyone got any more ideas please.

have you got another power cable to try,just in case battery is flat & power cable is caput.

  postie24 14:39 24 Aug 2007

Will give it a go thanks Raven

  postie24 14:46 24 Aug 2007

Still no good,any more ideas please

  postie24 15:11 24 Aug 2007

Just tried a friends hard drive in it,still no good.
Must be a power supply fault.

  postie24 19:23 24 Aug 2007

update
Just tried the hard drive from the laptop that wont boot in another laptop.
Wont boot in safemode or last known config,it just hangs with a blank screen.
Is this hard drive failure?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:56 24 Aug 2007

Just tried a friends hard drive in it,still no good.

will not boot to windows as drivers will be wrong for your laptop.

Just tried the hard drive from the laptop that wont boot in another laptop.
Wont boot in safemode or last known config,it just hangs with a blank screen.

Again wrong drivers for the laptop.

Power light comes on,a 2 second hard drive activity and then nothing.
any thing on the screen? have you tried plugging in an external monitor and using the appropriate keys to swap to external dislay.

It could be a screen/ backlight / invertor failure.

  postie24 20:01 24 Aug 2007

Havnt tried the monitor,will pop around friends tomorrow and try.
The fan is running bou no hdd activity at all

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