[ubuntu-uk] My dead 'Linux Certified' machine

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 12:33:41 BST 2009

2009/6/16 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
> Hi. As I said, I see a brief flashing cursor on start-up, which is all I
> get, after which the screen goes black. It sees the F2 key if I press it
> during this brief period (the cursor disappears) but it can't/won't go
> into BIOS. The PSU is normal: the battery charging light is flashing
> normally, and will I assume stop when the battery is topped up. There is
> simply no display and no disk activity. Again, can anyone recommend a
> repair shop here in London? If not, I shall simply have to pick one at
> random. 'Linux Certified' will not authorise a London repair, so I shall
> just have to pay for it myself.

I might have missed this in a previous thread, but I assume you tried
removing the battery as one or two others suggested?

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