She had a Seagate 250GB external HD plugged into the laptop via USB, the exHD was switched off and the laptop had been on a while and was running fine. As soon as she pressed the power button on the exHD it 'popped' and she saw a blue flash, the laptop immediately died. She isn't sure if she had a BSOD as was more concerned about he exHD at the time.
Since then the laptop will not boot at all - pressing the power button results in the power light flickering once after a few seconds and nothing else.
The exHD cannot be read by my computer, windows just pops up saying it detected a USB device and that it is not working correctly.
I thought it may have been a power surge but both the laptop and exHD's AC Adapters are still working.
Not sure what to do about either the laptop or the exHD, both of which are out of warranty.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by docopley, 23 November 2009 - 01:25 PM.