Solved my coputer has crashed. is there any possibility of a restar

October 19, 2013 at 15:00:24
Specs: Windows 64
only fan type noise ,start button lights up ,no lights on keyboard ,blank screen ,no start up chirps
its a Fujitsu Siemens scaleo P, 2006 model running windows XP. I have not backed up my work. I have grown very attached to this computer and I would like to restart it just to backup my work before it goes in for major repair

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#1
October 19, 2013 at 15:05:31
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If you never see anything on the screen at all it is a hardware failure. PSU is a likely culprit.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
October 20, 2013 at 02:05:52
thank Dereck. what would it cost to put right. is there any way I could recover any of my work.i would like to keep this computer if at all possible.

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#3
October 20, 2013 at 07:51:42
If it's the PSU or motherboard then about the only way to get at your own work is to put the HD into another computer. There is probably a suitable USB enclosure for your disk which can then plug into another computer.

I won't try to second guess repair costs - in any event I'm in the UK so I doubt that's much use to you. If you are prepared to do it yourself a PSU is typically about $80 (varies with size and make). We can't be absolutely certain it is the PSU, but it is most likely.

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#4
October 21, 2013 at 04:22:32
I think that the problem is the P S U unit I hope .If this can be fixed this will probably mean that I will not lose all my work. I will contact P C Pete and I am sure he will possibly be able to fix it. Thanks for your support Edd

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#5
October 21, 2013 at 10:32:18
You are right - if the PSU is the culprit then your work will still be there on the HD. Let us know how you get on. Thx.

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#6
October 21, 2013 at 11:42:48
Thanks Derek I think that is the problem. If I can get that replaced I may have saved my work. if so I can back it up and then get it fully serviced. I will contact P C Pete and get it sorted.

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#7
October 21, 2013 at 14:06:17
Sorry to come back yet again. Just realised that PC Pete is in Droitwich UK.
Just to add that I'm from the UK too (near Gravesend, Kent).

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#8
October 27, 2013 at 10:34:55
Derek's was the best answer. I am waiting for my Computer Repair man to contact me about the PSU. I a almost sure that Derek is right about the PSU failing as I have tried everything else

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