Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.

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vitaliifokine
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Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.

Post by vitaliifokine » Sat May 26, 2018 7:44 pm

On Linux Mint 18 after press hibernate my computer lost a charge. Now cannot turn on. It's looks like death of laptop, no indicators, no signals, no BIOS. It's totaly black.
Please help me guys. I have a lot of family photos on this laptop.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.

Post by MintBean » Sat May 26, 2018 10:49 pm

Mint can't cause the issues you're seeing. Sounds like the system's got no power. You could try either buying a new battery, or removing the battery (in case it's shorting) and running off the adapter.

If you can't fix the machine, you can always remove the disc and read it with another computer.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.

Post by Mute Ant » Sun May 27, 2018 4:30 am

It sounds like a simple hardware failure. Hard Drives and RAM seem to be the most robust parts of a machine, so you don't need to be extraordinarily lucky for the drive contents to be intact. I suggest...
o Get the unique drive out of the machine and treat it as read-only.
o Get the machine repaired plus a new drive, or fix it yourself, or get a new machine.
o Get a USB pod for the removed drive.
o Copy the podded drive data, read-only, into the new machine.
o Put the pod somewhere safe and off-site for a year. I use LSD Services (Little Sister in Derbyshire). Some banks will do this, with a little risk...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21952717

Get a famous-name removable drive for routine daily backups and use it. It's around £40 for a 1TB pocket drive, this is not expensive.

DVD-R are pretty good for small batches of related files... The Wedding ... The Holiday. Whether you use them or not, they fade slowly over a period of around 10 years, instead of losing everything in one failure like electronic stores can do.
Data stored in an encrypted volume will only be accessible with the original password. Without this key, all the data will remain scrambled beyond hope of recovery.

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