This computer was purchased about 5-6 months ago, and was certified refurbished. I have this laptop for school purposes. It was working just fine last night, and as I go to turn it on to study for my finals, it will not turn on. I thought probably the battery was dead so I went to plug it in, and there is no light that tells me the laptop is charging. I am in a dilemma on how to fix this since im not near any fixing tools and I have a final that is online tomorrow and I am without a computer to do my final. Any tips would be beneficial
Sorry I did not see this sooner -- but unfortunately, there is nothing we can do for you to get it working from here, anywhere.
I trust you did not bother to make any backups of your school material in case the laptop died, right? So, you were probably not able to use another PC to do the classwork until this one got fixed.
And being refurbished, any warranty would come only from the place you bought it, and unless that was HP directly, there is no HP warranty on this laptop.
Software failures will generate on-screen messages, usually about not finding an Operating System or not being able to boot. When the screen is blank, the PC is experiencing a major hardware failure. -------------------- To determine the cause with hardware failures, you have to be able run diagnostics. We have no way of accessing your PC from here, so we can not do that for you. You have to do it yourself.
You do this by pressing the Esc key repeatedly when rebooting and then, when the HP Startup Menu appears, selecting Diagnostics (usually F2) and letting it run.
If it is NOT possible to run diagnostics, or if that does not work, then there is NOTHING more you can do by yourself -- and there is NOTHING we can do.
You will need to have the PC physically examined in a service facility by folks that can run their own diagnostics to determine what is wrong with it.
-------------------- If your PC is still under the original one-year HP warranty, or if you have purchased an extended warranty from HP and this is still valid, then having HP do this is an inexpensive option for you. In that case, you should contact HP Customer Support to see about having it repaired or replaced under warranty.
To contact HP Support see the following link to create yourself a case number:
Step 1. Here is the link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detect Step 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options" Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options -------------------- If your PC is no longer under warranty, then it will cost you up front to have HP examine your PC. If you want to do that, you will have to contact an HP Repair or Service Center to see if they can examine the PC to determine the cause(s) of the problems, if it can be repaired, and an estimate of the repair costs.
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