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swbtmis
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CQ60-210US wont start

One day last week LAPTOP wouldn't start.

by that I mean the CPU FAN turned on (works on battery and adapter plugged in).

Power light glows, but HDD doesnt.  tried lots of stuff including installing a new mobo ($115).  it eventually started working and I was able to boot up and get to VISTA. but VISTA was messed up. I treid to restore using recovery but recovery partition appears to be damaged. (hangs at 62% for hours).

 

I put in new MOBO and new HDD and since I had no VISTA disk, I installed XP.

it did power up normally for a few days and worked fine on XP.

 

But the LAPTOP again wont boot. I did everything mentioned as far as removing  everything from laptop and holding down power switch for 30 seconds.  no good.

 

I cannot get an external monitor to work either.

 

I bought a 'QIGUAN' testor' which installs in the mini pci slot and it is showing a code saying cant load bios.

which seems strange since this is a new mother board and the old motherbaord said same error code.

 

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