Acer TravelMate not starting up

  s99Raj 21:45 26 Nov 2009

I have an Acer TravelMate 233XC which, about two weeks ago, I formatted and reinstalled XP Home onto. I didn't come across any problems and havbe been using it fine since.

Now, when I switch it on all I get is an internal fan whirring with nothing at all on the screen. I've tried attaching an external monitor (along with pressing F5 to switch monitors) but nothing appears on that either. I've tried starting up from the XP CD but it starts spinning and then stops, again with nothing on the screen, no matter what buttons I press.

What could be wrong?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:57 26 Nov 2009

1. Turn off the computer,
2. Take the battery out
3. Take out the power supply
4. Push the power button down for 30 seconds.
5. Reconnect power supply
6. Then the battery.

  s99Raj 07:02 27 Nov 2009

Tried that - still no good.
Nothing on the screen and no beeps on startup.
I know the battery's no good and doesn't hold its charge, if that's of any use. The laptop doesn't start up with the battery out either, except for an internal fan running.

  s99Raj 15:29 27 Nov 2009

Any further ideas please anyone?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:56 27 Nov 2009

Remove hard drive and battery, start on mains only, do you get any beeps of screen messages?

  s99Raj 17:05 27 Nov 2009

No - no beeps at all.

  s99Raj 17:06 27 Nov 2009

... and nothing on the screen either.

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