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Laptop wont turn on anymore

By camg1995
Jun 12, 2015
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  1. My Asus Q550LF crapped out on me. I was browsing when a whole bunch of black rectangles appeared on my screen, about an inch long. I restarted my computer thinking it just froze or something. I could occasionally get to the desktop page if I unplugged the charger but now it doesn't even turn on. It'll make one beep when I push the power button but that's it. What might the issue be and is it gonna be expensive? Because this computer has been one of the worst I have ever owned and I would just scrap it or something if it might end up being costly.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    How old is it? It sounds like it could be a multiple of hardware failures including the motherboard. The black rectangles sounds like what we call video card artifacting which means the video card is dying. But the fact that it is not even booting up could point to a failed hard drive. Again, it could be anything.

    Asus is known for poor customer service but you could try giving them a call.

    Do you know anyone who can do some diagnostics on it? I certainly would be checking out the hard drive.
     

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