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10-17-2015, 06:51 PM
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HP laptop won't start up.

My HP laptop won't turn on. Hit the power button and nothing happens. This morning I took it to my local Source store to plug it into the power cord on one of their floor models to rule out the power adapter, it didn't turn on there either.

I've since found the hard reset on the internet, remove all power sources, hold down power button for at least 30 seconds to drain any residual power, Then reinsert cord and turn on. Nothing there either.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Oh, yeah the only good news is it's only 4 months old so it's still under warranty, just would like to recover some pictures.

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If the power supply is kaput, there's no much you can do yourself besides opening it up and removing the hard drive and slaving it to another computer.

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It's still under warranty so I don't want to do anything to void that. Just wondered if there was any other simple procedures one could try. Only thing I've found is the hard reset that seems to apply to all laptops.

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Since its still under warranty you have to take it back.

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Anyone have any other suggestions?
Don't buy a HP laptop.

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As much of a hassle as it is, I would just take it back or send it back. Let them deal with trying to fix it. In all likely hood they just send you a brand new one and you don't have to deal with it.

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Don't buy a HP laptop.
Very true

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I couldn't agree more.

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HP sells laptops?

Take it back since it is still under warranty.

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See if you can take it back and then sell it and buy something that isn't an awful HP.

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Don't buy a HP laptop.
I've learned my lesson there. Garbage machines.

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TIL HP makes awful laptops. Huh.

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Eeeh, it ran fine for my needs. It was a damaged box special from the Source so it was at a great price. Just found out from the Source's 800 number that because of the situation it's 12 month warranty is through HP, will have to contact them tomorrow.

Have to go and change all my passwords on any banking, credit cards, and such as I can delete cookies off of the computer.

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