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Sony Vaio VGN-A517B Won't Boot

By dmacuk
Jun 16, 2009
  1. What happens when i turn it on is the power/hdd/network lights come on at the front as usual and i hear a sound of the hdd spinning, After about 3-4 seconds there is a click and it turns off

    sometimes i got to the logo screen or even windows xp login but seconds later the screen turn black again, I've try to boot from the windows xp cd, as before sometimes i can get to the boot screen and choose to boot from the cd insted Hdd but soon after it starts booting from the cd the screen goes black again, and it seems that the cd is istill working ...

    are there anyone who has had anything like this that perhaps could help me out here ! ???

    THANKS
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    This could be as simple as a failing hard drive. While you will loose all your data, it is one of the easiest things to do
     
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