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Feck feck feckety feck. One week out of warranty, and the OH's laptop has died. It refused to boot up, but somehow we got it going yesterday. I did a factory restore from the backup discs and it worked like a dream for 24 hours, did all its updates, restarted loads of times, seemed all sorted.
A couple of hours ago it died again, and is back to refusing to boot up. It's totally powered off, and if we press the on button it just lights up for about 2 seconds, then goes off again, the fan doesn't even start and it doesn't attempt to boot up. I didn't see it shut off, so I don't know if it logged itself off or just keeled over.
Obviously it's a hardware problem, but given that we're more skint than Bob Cratchet's hamster, I'm worried that we might chuck good money after bad by paying someone to try to fix something that isn't fixable.
Any thoughts from any techies would be really welcome