Home Forums Tech Helproom Laptop died in use! Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Pages 1 2 >> Next… Laptop died in use! Tycho 21:56 09 Sep 2007 Locked My daughter has travelled all the way from Aberdeen to Leicestershire with her laptop. It is very flattering that she thinks that I can do something with it but I am at a loss.She was installing her MP3 software and the laptop simply went dead. No lights nothing. Where do I start to look?T woodchip 22:02 09 Sep 2007 Try tapping F5 as the computer is starting, to see if it will go into Safe Mode. If it does try doing a System Restore. If it's XP Tycho 22:08 09 Sep 2007 Absolutely nothing when I press the on button. No lights, no whirring sounds. It seems dodo type dead.Tried the f8 tactic as advised but no response of any sort.T woodchip 22:10 09 Sep 2007 Have you tried it just on mains? no battery in the comp Tycho 22:18 09 Sep 2007 "Have you tried it just on mains? no battery in the comp"Just tried. No change.:-( Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:22 09 Sep 2007 1. are you getting an output from the power adaptor?2. check if the DC jack socket on the laptop is loose or middle pin loose. Tycho 22:25 09 Sep 2007 Unfortunately I have left the voltmeter on the boat so I will have to wait to test the PSU. I am going to bed now but thanks for the help so far.T woodchip 22:29 09 Sep 2007 That could also be the problem the adapter may be dead and by running on battery, it may have just died. but my laptop flashes a red led and it goes hibernate auto if you do not turn it off.But as above it's looking more like the computer as packed up woodchip 22:33 09 Sep 2007 PS does any lights flash at all when you switch it on? Tycho 08:22 10 Sep 2007 Woodchip PS: No, no lights, no sound of fans or HDD, nothing.Cyberphobic: As soonas I can get down to Sileby Mill I will collect the voltmeter from the boat and test the power supply.Buteman: Going there now... Tycho 08:56 10 Sep 2007 Did the remove battery and mains and press start for 10s routine.Nothing still. :-(T Pages 1 2 >> Next… This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.