DEAD laptop, What to do?

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DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Super A » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:16 pm

The day after Christmas, I went to my laptop, flipped on the power strip, pressed the power button and walked away to get some oatmeal. When I came back, the laptop wasn't on. I pressed the power button again, and nothing. It's like it's just dead. The power cord is plugged in, and the little light on the laptop indicating it's connected to ac power is on.

It's been warning me for a long time its battery was nearly dead. It was at the point it would only run for a minute or two on battery power. I have always thought as long as it was plugged into the wall it was ok. Will a completely dead laptop battery keep it from starting up, even connected to ac power?

If it really is dead, is there any way to get my files off of it? I have done what all the experts say NOT to do--I haven't backed up my stuff like I should. ALL my pictures are on there, and I really want em back.... :(

Thanks, & I'll check back in about a day.....

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Rob in NH » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:19 pm

i had that problem on a toshiba laptop, i took the battery out then put it back in and it started back up and has been working good. its worth a try.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby twotone » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:22 pm

My laptop battery has been dead for a year. As long as I plug it in, it works fine.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Mr E » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:26 pm

Don't know what brand you have or how old it is, but we had some of the older HP's at work that would not power up with a dead battery. Period!
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Jack fowler » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:28 am

Super A asked: If it really is dead, is there any way to get my files off of it?

I think yes…If the hard drive on your laptop isn’t causing the problem…. you can remove the hard drive and attach it via an adaptor to a USB port to another PC. Your files will be available.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Super A » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:14 pm

Mr E wrote:Don't know what brand you have or how old it is, but we had some of the older HP's at work that would not power up with a dead battery. Period!



Mr. E, mine is an HP. I got it when I started my doctorate program, so that was 2008-ish or so. I'm wondering if I shouldn't try replacing the battery.

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Mr E » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:35 pm

Know anyone that has a similar one that you could borrow their battery for a test? That is pretty close to the time frame. They later fixed the problem on the next model. New models were coming out very fast at the time.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Super A » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Mr E wrote:Know anyone that has a similar one that you could borrow their battery for a test? That is pretty close to the time frame. They later fixed the problem on the next model. New models were coming out very fast at the time.


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I have to go to town tomorrow so I will see what I can find.

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Mr E » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Darn batteries were pretty expensive if I remember.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:59 pm

My battery died a few months ago, and I was going to buy a new one, but they are around $85 from Batteries Plus. Since I decided I will be replacing the whole computer (around 5 years old and getting cranky!), I figured it would be a waste of money. It is a HP dv6646us and runs fine as long as it is plugged in. Rather than buy a new battery to see if that would work, take it to someplace that sells them and have them put one in. If it works, you can buy it...if it doesn't work, you can go from there with the above suggestions.

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:56 am

The good thing is laptops are cheap now..... I got a 'transfer cable' from Best Buy to transfer the data off an old (not very old) laptop. The down side is you must like yeller tractors and you cannot 'move' programs.
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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:50 pm

Buzzard Wing wrote: The down side is you must like yeller tractors .



Thank goodness Batteries Plus had one for my laptop and it worked! Otherwise all would have been lost....

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Mr E » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:52 pm

Super A wrote:
Buzzard Wing wrote: The down side is you must like yeller tractors .



Thank goodness Batteries Plus had one for my laptop and it worked! Otherwise all would have been lost....

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So the battery was the issue!?

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Re: DEAD laptop, What to do?

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:32 pm

Mr E wrote:
Super A wrote:
Buzzard Wing wrote: The down side is you must like yeller tractors .



Thank goodness Batteries Plus had one for my laptop and it worked! Otherwise all would have been lost....

Al


So the battery was the issue!?

Awesome.


Sure was! We're up and going again.

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