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Topic # 43100 16-Oct-2009 22:01
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I have ASUS Z92T laptop will not display anything on the screen anymore.
The harddrive was dying (bad sectors) & windows would not boot.
So i try to use bart PE disk to copy the files off to usb hardrive.I hit a few of f2 ,f3 ,f4 etc to try to get into bios to boot the CD. All of a sudden there was text on the screen about writing / erasing something. (can't remember excatly but didn't seem good)
SO I panic and shut down the computer. thinking it was over writing the HD. on reboot , Now I get nothing on the screen not even a asus logo. Get 1 green light at bottom ON (lightbuld) and at top HD light flashs on and off. Have i stuff the bios/ cmos some how ??? any ideas. (try the pin hole & external monitors) no good.

Anyone got any idea's
Dannie (Silly computer)

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  Reply # 264472 17-Oct-2009 08:41
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Do you have an external screen you could plug into the laptop?



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  Reply # 264479 17-Oct-2009 09:10
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Yeah try external monitor . nothing. try taking hard dirive out nothing.
Im not sure what hell happen when i trying to boot of CD. im dont know if over write some thing . all that had nothing to with any thing. Is there a way to reset bios to factory setting
??? i would just like to see the ASUS logo again :)

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  Reply # 264603 17-Oct-2009 16:18
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Have you had the laptop completely off? By that I mean take the battery out and unplug the power adapter from the laptop. The reason for this is to ensure that the machine is not in some strange hibernation mode.

Next, check the keyboard for the controls to switch to external displays - most laptops will have some form of switch - usually the Fn key + one of the function keys.

Next - ensure the external display is plugged in and switched on, put the battery back in, plug the power supply back in.

Power on the laptop. If you are lucky, the machine will detect the external display and switch to it. Otherwise try the key combinations to switch to the external display. Be patient on this step, as not all video cards will "power" up a display instantaneously. Press the combination and wait 4-5 seconds.

I forget if PC laptops still use the PC speaker for feedback on what the machine is doing - hopefully you will hear a beep to indicate that the machine is starting correctly, but the hard drive flashing is a good sign.

Lastly ... these is a bad way to learn to do frequent backups .... ;-)

Good luck and let us know how that pans out.



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  Reply # 265054 19-Oct-2009 14:20
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Yeah taken the battery out. try with and without.
Yeah try function keys :(

Yeah getting no beeps at all. even with out hd in or even Memory in.

talk to ASUS guy today he recommend taken the bios battery out .
will have to pull the machine apart to do that .

See what happens.




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  Reply # 265057 19-Oct-2009 14:26
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Hrmmm - do you still have a warranty on this machine? It's starting to sound like you might want to take the machine in to get fixed by a technician.

Of course, if you don't care about the machine and are just in the process of getting the data off the drive, you are probably better to get either a hard drive -> USB adaptor (or external drive cage) and plugging that into another machine. (I'd highly recommend something external - just makes things so much easier)

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