Solved Laptop will not boot but lights come on and screen flashes

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February 15, 2015 at 21:51:22
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium
HP G60-230 US laptop with Windows Vista Home, Pentium processor and 3GB of RAM will not boot. Upon pushing on/off button the lights come on and the screen flashes but no POST information presents itself. Computer was working fine last week and suddenly it does not. Can anyone assist? (I do not have a recovery or Vista OS disc).

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February 15, 2015 at 23:04:07
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"I do not have a recovery or Vista OS disc"

Unfortunately it wouldn't be any use if you did have the discs. The laptop is not POSTing and a disc won't fix that. It's more likely to be a hardware fault, though I couldn't say which component it is.

If you know a reliable laptop repair shop in your neighbourhood, ask them to take a look at it. Or ask a friend who knows there way around a laptop's internals.

Component failure on a laptop usually means a new motherboard, and since that will cost a lot of money including fitting cost, if often makes more sense just to buy a new laptop.

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February 16, 2015 at 14:34:28
You can try this to see if anything works.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
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How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device

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February 17, 2015 at 08:55:49
If the BIOS is set for fast boot, you may not see any POST screens. That doesn't necessarily mean you have a hardware issue.

The keystroke/s to enter the BIOS are model specific. Check the manual for you model to find which keystroke/s work for your model.

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February 23, 2015 at 15:28:36
I tried the Lazesoft option and the computer tries to load like before but stops before anything more than the backlight comes on. I do believe that the motherboard is the issue as no sound or air is coming from the computer. The bottom of the laptop gets really hot as there is no exhaust coming from inside it. I am looking to replace the board or move to another laptop completely.

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February 23, 2015 at 16:02:16
Try using canned compressed air to blow out the vent slots on the bottom of the laptop. If the CPU fan is not rotating that could be the problem. You can get canned air at any office supply.

Swapping out any parts at this time is not called for and probably a waste.

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February 23, 2015 at 16:19:02
I have attempted to blast out the vent slots and still no exhaust. With this particular motherboard the exhaust fan is attached to the motherboard where the entire board must be removed to access it.

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