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#1 bobbies

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:10 AM

I have an Packard Bell laptop that is seven years old.I have been having trouble lately with it trying to boot up but not doing so. I have had to shut it down using the power button.It usually starts the second time.

I have quite a few films on an external hard drive. When i tried to play one, it came up with a message, the file was corupt, i tried another, with the same answer.I thought i would run my antivirus, and malware bites to see if that would help, but neither one would start.

I left it untill the next day but then it wouldn't even try to start.So i cant get into anything to try. Someone said it might be my hard disc. Will i have to take it in to be repaired or has it died. If so is there any way of recovering all my stuff. Thank you.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

When you say it is not booting up, what occurs when you push the power button? Does the screen turn at all and freeze, maybe the hard drive spins for a moment or does the computer stay entirely dead?

If it was becoming a gradual issue from trouble booting up to totally dead that can usually indicate a hardware issue, it may also just be a simple loose connection however so it is not time to panic yet!
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:20 AM

Thank you. When i press the power button nothing happens at all. As i said in my post, over a couple of months it used to say windows is starting up, but that was as far as it got, so then i had to press the power button to switch it of but now nothing.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

If their's not a single LED lighting up or anything for even a split second I would personally investigate the power source to the laptop at first as it can be the cheapest to repair since it is a common issue with most laptops.

I have an Packard Bell laptop that is seven years old.


However, if it's seven years old it is probably using a motherboard without the solid-cap capacitors so it may be a distinct possibility that a capacitor has blown. Before taking it into the shop and spending $150 for them to look at it, it may be worth getting a small philips head screw driver and look under any easilly removable covers on the underside for any leaking, blown, or bulging capacitors.

They will look something like this
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