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Gilly?

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I recently found my old laptop and I'm quite curious to know what's stored on there, however it appears to be suffering from c*** syndrome, or black screen of death as it's more commonly known. The cursor is still movable, the screen is just black.

I tried changing the boot order to HDD as the primary boot mode, tried system repair and it went slightly beyond the black screen and to a pretty, colourful, gay screen where the cursor made its cameo but the screen itself didn't go any further.

The fact the screen went from black to colourful indicates it's not a hard drive issue I believe.

Can anyone shed any light as to why my laptop is being a bellend?
 

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Not to sure on that exact issue but if you can't find a workaround then I would suggest downloading a version of Linux you can boot from a CD.

I had to do it two years ago and saved a shit load of my coursework.
 

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Yes you can I just checked on google. When I did it on CD there were some really good walkthroughs. It was longwinded but I got there in the end, the relief when I got into my files was amazing!
 

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Is it plugged in mate?
 

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Have you tried connecting to a monitor?

Could be a past overheating issue, so someone will have to open it up.
 

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Connecting to a monitor will tell you if it's the graphics chip or the screen that's dead
 

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UPDATE:

I fannied around with the BIOS and changed the boot order so that hard drive is first, changed SATA to compatibility and now I'm at a blue screen and it's going through start up repair. Could take hours, I'm excited I could finally see what porn I've got stashed on this shitey laptop!
 

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If there's any midget stuff on there pm me.
 

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When he said hours, I didn't think it'd be 48.

I hope it's worth it!
 

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Fixed it...

Now my newer laptop is fucked. There's no options in the BIOS to boot. Sounds like the operation system is non existent.

Fuck my life.
 

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Window or hammer, your choice.
 

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