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Can't Switch On Laptop

by wrytat / November 9, 2007 8:51 AM PST

My colleague's laptop is down. He was reading email yesterday, and the laptop suddenly power off, but the power light is still on. And when he tried to switch on the laptop again, the laptop won't react. He had to wait for a few hours later, then he could switch it on again. And after a while, the power will go off again.

Does anyone know what happened? What can we do? Otherwise if we want to restore the data from the hard disk, how can we do it?

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1. To get the hard drive data...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2007 9:07 AM PST
In reply to: Can't Switch On Laptop

Install the laptop drive in an USB HARD DRIVE case to get to the files.

2. The laptop failure is something of a mystery. Let's start with clues you have given us. A. It doesn't turn on. B. No make, model, etc. I'm stumped...

Bob

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cpu overheating?
by wrytat / November 9, 2007 9:08 AM PST
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could it be cpu overheating? by the way the laptop is a very old NEC model. Versa Lite FX. I don't know where the fan is located. It's not written in the manual...

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Casing...
by wrytat / November 9, 2007 10:03 AM PST
In reply to: cpu overheating?

I should be able to get a casing for the hard disk am I right (no matter how old the model is)?

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Hitachi DK23AA-60
by wrytat / November 9, 2007 10:47 AM PST
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The hard disk of the laptop is Hitachi DK23AA-60. Only 6GB... 2.5"...

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