My laptop won't boot, doesn't POST and am trying to see if it's terminal or prohibitively repairable. When powering up, it whirs, the fan starts and a few seconds later ( between 3 & 10) it shuts down never reaching the onscreen COMPAQ logo. Happened after a restart when I couldn't get a USB stick recognised and it never breathed life again It beeped on one occasion at the beginning of 'the troubles' but I didn't note what the sequence was and it hasn't squeeked at me since Have tried a new battery, no battery with AC only. Have tried …

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Hi all, Found this place through Google, looking for help in resurrecting a non-responsive laptop. Seems to be a pretty good font of knowledge so I'm sure it'll answer many more Q's along the way (am now a new Mac owner) I'll be heading over to the [B]Troubleshooting Dead Machines[/B] area pretty soon but in the meantime, this is me bc

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The End.