Re: Computer repair question
Right, let's address something right now...
If the problem is just the screen, or ANY hardware not related to the hard drive, then the data is quite happily still sitting there. Any IT technician with half a brain knows that to fix a screen issue you don't reinstall the operating system or delete files from the hard drive...
Will the laptop turn on when you click the power button? Does the fan come on? Any lights? If they do, then check the screen from lots of different angles, can you see any sort of image on the screen? (it will be very dark if anything) This sounds like it could be a backlight issue to me.
Can you plug the laptop into an external monitor? If the laptop display works on an external monitor then this indicates that it's a problem with the screen or screen cable. In order to get it to work on an external screen you may need to click the "Fn" button and one of the F keys (F1, F2 etc) at the top of the keyboard.
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