Laptop Died! Again!
August 24, 2007 12:36am CST
For the last few weeks I have been having trouble when it comes to booting my laptop up. Sometimes it would get stuck for minutes as the part where it shows the Windows logo, and the version underneath. Sometimes after trying it would give me choices of doing it in regular mode, safe mode, and another option. Doing it in safe mode would just give me a list of drivers, and did nothing after that. The regular mode did the same thing---Windows logo, freeze. After trying it would suddenly work. It stopped doing that. For the last day and a half my laptop would stop recognizing the power adapter even if everything was still plugged in. The small, purple battery icon would then show up in the task bar. After a few minutes my laptop would start to recognize it, showing that it was charging. (My laptop does it through LED lights. Purple is charging, red means it is dying, blue means it is fully charged.) So it happen again. For a few seconds I sat there giving my laptop the glare of death. So I started to reach down to the power adapter plug, planning to slowly unplug and plug it back in to see if that would do anything. Before I even had the chance to touch it my laptop died. At that time I was annoyed and angry. In return, I had decided to give my laptop a five-minute break. After that, I tried to turn my laptop on. Nothing happen. There was no light, no sound, no indication that it was even on or off. This time I was not greeted by blue power button, the black screen, and the sound as my laptop attempted to use the hard drive. There was an eerie silence in the air. I tried again with no avail. It was pretty much dead. Sort of like a unplugged TV. But it was plugged and slightly charged. (The battery button before indicated it was ALMOST as a full charge. So...) This is the probably the fourth or fifth time that I will end up taking back my laptop. With the last two times I had to give my hard drive placed twice, and the motherboard replaced one. - I have gone through two fault power adapters. They have been confirmed to be faulty. They would start to fray, and become dangerously hot. As in they were becoming a fire hazard. - My keys have fallen off. I got my laptop back a few weeks later and found out that Geek Squad/Best Buy, or whoever dealt with my laptop, had wiped the hard drive. I knew it was the same laptop because of a scratch. - Around late May to early June I brought my laptop in to Geek Squad to be fixed. I was surfing the the internet late at night, and my laptop suddenly died. When I turned it on I could hear the fan and the hard drive. The power button turned blue---indicated that it was technically on. Black screen. My hard drive and motherboard were replaced. At least my laptop is under warranty. - I get my laptop back, and everything is fine. The second day I turn it off, put it on a table a few feet away from my bed, and went to take a nap. When I woke up I went to turn it on, and nothing really happen. All I could hear was the fan running and the hard drive attempting to work. The power button, however, indicated it was on. But the screen remained black. When I got it back they did not even install half of the drivers correctly. My dad spent a few hours trying to get the sound to work.
24 Aug 07
That is why for every computer user need to know the basic knowledge of software and hardware of the computer. Fortunately for today it is mo longer to get the knowledge as all of the information has been installed in the computer and our best professor is the HELP BUTTON as our guru. Anyway next time don't put or place your computer unit near or close to TV set or your cellphone, or any other device that works and produce magnetic field, as it will effects your computer display card..
24 Aug 07
hi GlitterExplosion,what i think is about everything happening to your laptop is may be the problem is in your battery as you have mentioned about the icon turning purple and later on when the battery goes off further it led to sudden turning off of your laptop..so i think actually the batteries are dying..since you have got your hard disks replaced and you hear the sound of fan trying to run..so your processor is ok but the batteries are getting either old or there has developed some problem to them..so what i'll suggest you is you should check your batteries first and get them replaced if they are under performing..hope it helps..