Hi there, Everyone:
I have a dead HP zv6000 laptop that just died on me after I tried to replace the CPU fan late last night. (replacing it required me to remove the thermal mount, replace the fan, and then put the thermal mount back on - among numerous other things).
When I power on, the fans start up (one is very noisy), and the lights for the power and the DVD drive in the front come on, but I don't hear the hard disk searching.
I don't see ANYTHING on the screen either. Nothing. Just black.
I don't hear any beeps or anything like that when I start up.
My keyboard on the laptop MIGHT BE toasted, because when I was trying to reinstall the ribbon that connects the keyboard, I broke the little ziff connector and had to try and jerry-rig it so the ribbon would slide back in.
any suggestions on how to trouble shoot this would be great.
Alternatively, I really am interested in getting the data off the hard drive. Is there a way to take the hard drive out and put in an external USB case or something so I can hook it up to my desktop computer?
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions.