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Dropped my '97 Gateway Solo laptop

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 20, 2005 10:47:15 PM

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I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 20, 2005 11:02:12 PM

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TV Slug wrote:
> "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1114048035.159705.77630@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> > I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will
power
> > up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black.
I
> > don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
> > salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
> >
>
> If you mainly use it at home, just buy a cheap external monitor.
>
> If you are just going to replace it, borrow a friend's monitor when
you need
> to see to transfer files to the new machine.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 20, 2005 11:14:48 PM

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Thanks. By the way, we tried hooking it up to an external monitor with
no success.

If I take the hard drive out, what next?
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 21, 2005 1:42:27 AM

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"camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in news:1114049688.828961.216820
@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

> Thanks. By the way, we tried hooking it up to an external monitor with
> no success.
>
> If I take the hard drive out, what next?

head to the computer shop and buy an external case for your laptop drive
(or borrow one).... you throw your drive in there, then hook-up the case to
another computer via USB 2.0 or Firewire, and access it like a removable
hard-drive.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 21, 2005 6:00:17 AM

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"camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1114048035.159705.77630@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
> up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
> don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
> salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
>

If you mainly use it at home, just buy a cheap external monitor.

If you are just going to replace it, borrow a friend's monitor when you need
to see to transfer files to the new machine.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 21, 2005 6:16:18 AM

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Try connecting an external monitor to the VGA video output.

If the hard drive was not destroyed, there are a number of fairly easy
ways to remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to another
computer (desktop or laptop). You could use either an IDE adapter or a
USB external case.


camp6001 wrote:
> I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
> up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
> don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
> salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
April 21, 2005 4:09:27 PM

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On 20 Apr 2005 18:47:15 -0700, "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote:

>I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
>up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
>don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
>salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?

Take the hard drive out.

Barry
!