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my friends laptop aint working

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So my friend has a laptop and occasionally on boot he will be met with just a black screen and it doesn't shift unless he shuts the laptop down, waits a couple minutes and attempts to launch again. is there any manual fix without haveing to tell you guys the model number ect.

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1 minute ago, frozenboi810 said:

is there any manual fix without haveing to tell you guys the model number

well most likely the capacitors are leaking what with this laptop being over 25 years old , you cannot expect it to last forever

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5 minutes ago, emosun said:

well most likely the capacitors are leaking what with this laptop being over 25 years old , you cannot expect it to last forever

But they guy only got it last Christmas 

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8 minutes ago, frozenboi810 said:

So my friend has a laptop and occasionally on boot he will be met with just a black screen and it doesn't shift unless he shuts the laptop down, waits a couple minutes and attempts to launch again. is there any manual fix without haveing to tell you guys the model number ect.

There's a few possible reasons this could be happening, it could be hard drive failure, or it could be a badly seated display cable (less likely), or some other problem you can't really fix that easily.

 

If the laptop is worth taking to a repair shop (or warranty repair), then do that. If not, it might be time for an upgrade.

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2 minutes ago, ibabyslapper said:

There's a few possible reasons this could be happening, it could be hard drive failure, or it could be a badly seated display cable (less likely), or some other problem you can't really fix that easily.

 

If the laptop is worth taking to a repair shop (or warranty repair), then do that. If not, it might be time for an upgrade.

But it's less than a year old.

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3 minutes ago, frozenboi810 said:

But they guy only got it last Christmas 

well you gotta be careful when accepting vintage equipment even if it was gifted

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Just now, frozenboi810 said:

But it's less than a year old.

Then you must still have the warranty, right?

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5 minutes ago, emosun said:

well you gotta be careful when accepting vintage equipment even if it was gifted

He bought it brand new at the time, it's rocking a GTX 1060 and some form of a 7th generation i7

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1 minute ago, frozenboi810 said:

He bought it brand new at the time, it's rocking a GTX 1060 and some form of a 7th generation i7

ah , useful information. how silly of me to assume it was some other laptop from the past 30 years of laptops. it's almost as if there was more than one made.

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20 minutes ago, emosun said:

is there any manual fix without haveing to tell you guys the model number

what's so secret about the model number lmao?

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