Gateway nv79 Windows 7 64 bit won't start

May 31, 2017 3:03PM PDT

The blue light indicating power is on. The red light next to it, circle with a line in it, is flashing slowly. If I press the power button nothing happens. Nothing to see. No sounds. Is there anything I can do to get it working again?

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Actually the laptop didn't start at all.
May 31, 2017 3:09PM PDT

No splash or beeps is a bad sign. Try the generic reset first (short version follows) of removing the power, battery, hold the power button down for 60 seconds, release and re-test.

The nv79 is over 7 yeas old so I would NOT repair. I would pop in a new CMOS battery, as that's under a dollar and worth a try. Repeat the reset again and hope.

As to data retrieval, pull the HDD into the usual under 20 buck USB case if you need to.

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Tried suggestion to no avail
May 31, 2017 4:06PM PDT

I tried your suggestion and now even the red lights not going on . This laptop has hung in there for a long time, I know. I certainly wouldn't repair it. I figured it could be time to get a new one. Don't have a USB stick but I do have external hard drive. How do you extract data without the computer being on?

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Sorry if I was unclear.
May 31, 2017 4:11PM PDT

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