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Topic # 133753 1-Nov-2013 09:32
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I have an Acer Aspire 5920 Laptop that I've had for probably 5 years now, one day I went to turn it on and nothing. I plugged the charger in, the light around the power button went blue, then as soon as I pushed the power button the light vanished and it was completely dead again. Took the battery out, put back in, plugged back in and exactly same thing happened again. I've tried taking the battery out, holding down the power button for so many seconds, then plugging just the charging cable in - does the same thing - blue light around the power button then when you push it its gone.

Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing with these laptops? I'm not interested in taking it into a shop to fix as it's not worth it (though it would be nice to get some of my old pictures etc off it) but thought maybe there could be something I'm missing? I've googled it and couldn't really find much other than the holding down the power button for a set amount of seconds, but that doesn't seem to make any difference.

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 940378 25-Nov-2013 15:07
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data recovery will be easy as long as the hard drive still works, any chance it had 2gb or 4gb of ddr2 laptop ram? if so i'd be keen to buy the ram




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  Reply # 940418 25-Nov-2013 16:20
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I wouldn't have a clue lol, sorry I'm not computer savvy enough to know these things - how would I find out?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 940420 25-Nov-2013 16:21
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Would I have to take the whole laptop in for data recovery or could I just take the hard drive in?

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  Reply # 940439 25-Nov-2013 16:34
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staceya: Would I have to take the whole laptop in for data recovery or could I just take the hard drive in?


The computer shop would take out the hard disk, and put into something like one of these:

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCWEL0948&name=Welland-EZSTOR-ME-948E-2.5-SATA-6G-to-USB3.0-Enclo   ($35)

It then turns the old laptop harddrive into a normal external USB drive. If you do it yourself it will be cheaper, and you can also keep the old drive.  It's an easy job to try yourself, you should only need a screwdriver.



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  Reply # 940469 25-Nov-2013 16:54
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Yeah I had a friend try that for me, his laptop wouldn't recognise that there was anything in the external hard drive case which made him believe the hard drive itself wasn't any good.

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  Reply # 940495 25-Nov-2013 17:09
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And your backup is where?

/personal crusade rant on

I'm sorry that it looks like your laptop has died, but eventually a PC will die, and unless users are convinced they should be proactive, their data will often die too. 

While we occasionally have threads here that are "any hope on resurrecting my XXX, it died, but all my data is safely backed up"

More than often it is "help, my machine has died, how do I get my XXX off the HDD"

Listen up people, if you value your data, make lots of copies (and keep them current)

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  Reply # 940496 25-Nov-2013 17:09
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And your backup is where?

/personal crusade rant on

I'm sorry that it looks like your laptop has died, but eventually a PC will die, and unless users are convinced they should be proactive, their data will often die too. 

While we occasionally have threads here that are "any hope on resurrecting my XXX, it died, but all my data is safely backed up"

More than often it is "help, my machine has died, how do I get my XXX off the HDD"

Listen up people, if you value your data, make lots of copies (and keep them current)

/rant off



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  Reply # 940547 25-Nov-2013 18:36
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as ranting wont help, i recommend actually tapping the hard drive (not hard) as sometimes i have found it will spin back up. there are strong pieces of software which have a higher success rate of finding and recovering data from hard drives (compared with windows) i hope the fulla checked disk management and seen if it appeared there, and not just 'my computer' what sound does hdd make when powered? if the data is gone just dismantle and sell for parts. losing data sucks but hey, support kim dotcom and get a MEGA subscription, or use drop box (online storage methods) then there really won't be any excuse :)




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