Question I dropped my laptop, it won't turn on......

Aug 5, 2020
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Hello,
I have been using my Dell latitude e6330 for quite some years (7 years to be exact.)
so, while i was using it I had plugged into charge and it was on and i dropped from a table (3 ft in height.) and when i turned it on windows was preparing automatic repair. I shut it down and tried to turn it on again but sadly, it would not boot. It made a whirring sound and beeped. IT IS NOT A HARD DISK FAILURE. The reason why is because i plugged in the hard drive to another computer and sure enough the hard drive was recognized.
This particular model was manufactured in 2013, and these are the specs:
i7 3540m
8 GB of RAM
WD black 298 GB SATA 7200 RPM.
I also removed the optical disk and tried to turn it on, but it would not work.
Thank you.
P/S it is not the fan.
 

Mateo65

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Aug 4, 2020
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this is probably aproblem with ur RAM my man if its beeping and the creen wont even turn on try finding a another one coz that one is damaged
or maybe its the port
try disconnecting the Ram and connecting it again
 

AlHuneke

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An older machine may still use the BIOS "Beep" codes. You can research these. The number of beeps tell you what diagnostic is failing (this is from long ago--don't know if beep codes are still used).
Plugging the HD into another machine and having it recognized is not enough. Run a full HD diagnostic. Newer machines use accelerometers to park the HD if a physical drop occurs (SSDs eliminate that need). If the HD is not parked and subjected to a sudden shock, you may get a classic disk crash. This will damage a small part of the disk when the heads actually crash into the platters.
Don't go messing around inside your machine without taking ESD precautions!
 
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