02-16-2009 12:03 PM
Well, I'm back to the same problem. The computer froze so I pushed and held the power button to turn it off. Now I'm back to the power button lit up, no hard drive light flashing, and the DVD drive solid yellow light. I've tried leaving it on for hours, but nothing.
I bought a new hard drive, just to verify that is not my problem. It didn't help.
I'm back to the motherboard or chip. Any help is greatly appreciated.
02-18-2009 06:21 AM
02-18-2009 02:26 PM
If you've ruled out software as a possible cause, then you can take a shot at DIY repairs (if you're out of warranty) or contact an Authorized Service Provider. The gold standard for ruling out software is to back up all valuable data and run a system recovery, restoring the hard disk to the original factory image.
02-18-2009 02:56 PM
If you connect an external monitor and boot up or press the Fn+F5 keys do you get any display? When you use the previous hard drive, does the hard drive light flash when you turn on the computer?
If you power on and press the ESC or F2 keys (dpending on your computer) to get into BIOS do you get a display?
Lastly, try pressing the power button for ten seconds to power it off and make sure you are not in sleep mode. Remove the battery, and leave it out for the next tests. Remove the AC adaptor for a few seconds and plug it back in. Hook a external monitor to the laptop. Then power it on while watching the LEDs. Does the ON light stay on, does the HDD light flash? Do you get a display? What if you use Fn+F5 now?
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