Laptop Wont Turn ON???!!!!! URGENT!!!?

I have a Compaq Presairo. I was surfing the internet for articles for one of my assignments and then suddenly my computer screen went blank and now it wont turn on. I have tried pressing the on/off button... it will start up (without the screen display) and then you will hear the engine slow? Have i got a virus? and if i do what can i do to fix my computer cos otherwise i've lost all my assignments Is there a way of resetting my computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
By: Guest
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If the thing doesn't even give you the lovely little Compaq screen in the beginning, then it's definitely not a virus that caused this. If it does give you a compaq screen then it's one of two things:

A. Your windows just mucked up for whatever reason

or B. (Most likely), your harddrive is failing. You'll need a new one, and install it, and reinstall windows. (Generally expensive to have a tech do this for you) If B, go straight to my third answer.

First: Check to see if you can plug your laptop into an external monitor. See if you get a signal on there. If you do, your screen is broken. Probably a loose connector. This is really expensive repair (300+), get a new laptop or just use your laptop as a desktop.

Second: flip over laptop, take out battery, just try to run laptop with powercord. If you get absolutely no lights, then see if your power adapter is loose. If it is, it's your power supplyloose connector. You need to get it soldered back on. Call a local repair shop.

Third: There isn't much you can do from here. The best way to get your data off is either have a local shop do it for you (generally around the range of 100 bucks), or buy an adapter that reads harddrives, and hook it up yourself and transfer the data.

[d] By: Guest
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Hi, I have an HP Notebook, (laptop) and I have the same thing happen to me occassionally...

If your laptop doesn't have a charge left in the battery it will all of a sudden blank out....

and when you try and turn it back on it does exactly what you related to us....

first of all plug in your charger...let it sit for about five minutes then turn it back on...

if this did not work try this....

on the bottom of the laptop...(turn it upside down...)

1. make sure it's off...

2. take the battery out....this reboots the system and overrides what ever happened....

3. now put it back in....and turn on...

normally if you got a virus the warning system for compaq will usually say something to that affect...

Good Luck! it always works for me...

[d] By: Guest
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