help my laptop wont turn on!

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  1. Sathya
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    i have some old laptop, and i never use for internet or play game only for transfer or backup data. but now suddenly the laptop cannot turn on only blinking blue light 5 times. please help there is alot of my data in my laptop!
     
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    Model and Operating System?
     
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    acer aspire one 722 windows 7 starter 32 bit ram two gb and cpu amd dual core processors c60 1.3 ghz.
     
  4. Lucifer666

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    Impossible to diagnose like that.

    Have you tried taking out the battery and turning it on while it's plugged in?

    Did you drop it recently? Do you see the BIOS screen before boot failure, or nothing happens at all?
     
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    Acer <- there's your problem.
    Half-joking aside: Not sure how to deal with the laptop itself, not too good with that stuff. BUT it's usually easy to save the data if you have a desktop computer available.

    The hard disks are usually easy to access by unscrewing a couple of screws on the bottom. If you take it out, and insert it into a desktop as a regular hard disk, you can save everything to some external hard disk or something :)

    (I've had to deal with a lot of Acer laptops... they always fail. plastic breaks even when treated carefully, hard disks fail, RAM breaks, DVD drives fail, USB ports fail..... Never touching an Acer again.)
     
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    no. i will do it. please give me a guide after that because i dont know bios

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    but i have acer laptop also that i used to play game but nothing happend. but my aspire one never get error anything but i dont know why now. I dont have a pc desktop.
     
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    Does it beep certain number of times?
     
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    5. but i hear some fan stil work inside...
     
  9. Lacius

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    I thought I'd chime in just to say that it's very important to backup data. Anything you would be unhappy to lose should be backed up to the cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.). If it's too much data to be backed up to the cloud for free, then you should back it up to multiple local locations (thumbdrives, etc.).
     
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    Getting your data would be as easy as unplugging the hard drive and plugging it to a pc. Don't worry. Just replace the battery or charge it.
     
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    If it was a Dell, I can see it having issues :creep: As far as data recovery, it can be tricky to do without spending a lot of money, no?
     
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    pretty cool little video. You can try to do it yourself but it looks really tricky. There are some application to try to do some of it.
     
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    Good method, but unfortunately, a lot of people don't feel comfortable going that far as to disassemble an HDD.
     
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    There is no need for all that though. He can simply buy a usb to hdd cable, pull the hdd and use the other laptop to back up the data. But hopefully it is just the battery according to the other posters. Pull the battery out use the laptop while plugged in until you can get a new battery
     
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    Is it Insyde's UEFI BIOS?

    If its, accordling to a website, Insyde's UEFI BIOS dont use Beep Codes anymore.

    However, you can check this, depending on your BIOS:
    https://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
     
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    Does the screen turn on even if its black? Does it post at all?

    First thing to check after unplugging the battery is the ram, there would normally be two modules in the laptop (usually easy to access from the underside). Remove both and try turning on the laptop with each module tested in each slot on their own. A dead ram module would stop your laptop from posting.
     
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    Data recovery CAN be tricky depending on the issue.
    In this case, when the problem most likely is unrelated to the HDD (or SSD), you can just plug the disk into another (desktop) computer. OR buy some usb cable and adapter to use it as an external drive.
    If the HDD is failing, and it has NTFS formatting, there are some tools you can get somewhere (not free, unless you look at the right places). I highly recommend "GetDataBack for NTFS", which let you access a failed HDD and get files, and save them to somewhere. Most often it's some bits and bytes that are corrupted in the boot sector, that prevents it from being read.

    If it's physically broken though, you need professional help, which is expensive. You should never attempt to open an HDD yourself if you don't want to risk losing the data.

    This is a bit off topic though.
     
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    Apologies, just mentioning it in passing, data backup should be top priority as much as it can feasibly be achieved.