I have a M-Series Gateway W650i laptop that will no longer boot when the power button is pressed, nor do any of the LED indicators display, such as the laptop receiving power, when the power adaptor is plugged in. I've tried several methods to combat this issue, such as removing the dust inside the laptop and the ATX method (I belive that's what it's called) - removing both the battery and laptop power adaptor, holding down the power button for a full minute and plugging the power adaptor back in. There is nothing wrong with the power adaptor, as I have tested it with another laptop and other outlets; however, whenever I plug the power adaptor into the unbootable laptop, I can hear a faint, continuous beep, as long as the power adaptor is plugged in, from inside the computer.
If the worst case scenario where to be that I'm unable to get the laptop fixed and working, would I still be able to access the files - pictures, movies, etc. - from the hard disk drive or are they completely lost as well? If possible, how could I go about doing that?
Thank you for your time in reading and answering my question and I appreicate all and any help.