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# 175204 21-Jun-2015 14:54
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laptop wont boot up...black screen...caps lock blinking.. model dv6 3006ax...have googled basically says diff blinks on caps lock mean diff things,appears to be continuous..indicates power issue....another fix was to remove ram...which I tried and it booted once,but not again since,At a bit of a loss ,would like to find a fix if at all possible running win 7 so an older machine ,would be ok if could get it running and to remove pictures etc then buy a new one,,,but if a cheap fix avalible..would prefer that option,,,filing a response consider taking to laptop repair place thanks for any help ...




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  # 1328733 21-Jun-2015 16:25
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Can't help with your laptop but it is usually not difficult to get photos and other data off the drive, assuming the drive is not the problem. I don't know this specific machine but drives are usually easy to remove. If you have another computer you ought to be able to read the drive as a data drive via a USB port. USB enclosures are cheap on Trade Me and you should be able to find a suitable one for a few dollars. 
 




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  # 1328737 21-Jun-2015 16:39
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Can't say for sure without testing but it does sound like the old DV6 GPU fault and if so wouldn't be worth fixing, getting you data off should be pretty simple though.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1328760 21-Jun-2015 18:05
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could u give me some instructions on how to get contents from the drive...appreciated




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  # 1328764 21-Jun-2015 18:47
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This is not difficult but it does take a little technical know-how. If you don't know how to go about it, you probably shouldn't try. You are better off taking the laptop to a repair shop, and asking them to remove the drive for you. Assuming the drive is not damaged in any way, You could then ask them to install it in a USB enclosure for you. You can also have them copy the data you want to another drive or computer, but if the drive is not damaged, the cheapest solution might be just to put it in a USB enclosure. This lets you use the drive as an external USB drive so you can just plug it into another computer. You won't be able to use any applications on it, so you can delete those to free up space and just keep the folders with your photos and any other data you want. A suitable USB enclosure can be found on Trade Me for as little as $20 or $30 or so but if you don't know what you are doing you might want to ask for expert help with that as well.    




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  # 1328767 21-Jun-2015 18:56
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ty...so have used uncle google...basically I buy an enclosure...put hard drive in that and thenuse that to another laptop via usb to take file from that dosnt seem to hard but ,I don't have technical no how,,lol..may take your advice and let an expert do it.. cheers foryour help.....now a new topic to open what laptop to buy...




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