Advent 5303 wont start after updates

  judgewallace 14:37 26 Jul 2010

After downloading updates 3 days ago for Vista, saved all my work then restarted the laptop to finish installation. At which point that was the last i saw of the screen, When i switch on the laptop all i get is a black screen, no option to go into the bios, I've tried linking the laptop to another screen to but still get a blank screen.

  woodchip 15:01 26 Jul 2010

Have you tried tapping F5 as its starting? to get you into Safe Mode. Then if it goes do a System Restore to when it worked

  onthelimit 15:01 26 Jul 2010

Have you tried tapping F8 during the boot? If you can, you may be able to do a system restore through Safe Mode.

  onthelimit 15:02 26 Jul 2010

OK, try F8 and F5!

  judgewallace 15:11 26 Jul 2010

Done the above and large amounts of nothing is happening.

  woodchip 16:05 26 Jul 2010

Remove the Plug from the Hard Drive then see if it will boot top BIOS

  judgewallace 17:06 26 Jul 2010

Hard drive removed but wont boot up to bios, still a blank screen.

  judgewallace 17:12 26 Jul 2010

would removing the small battery reset the bios?

  woodchip 20:15 26 Jul 2010

PSU as blown

  woodchip 20:17 26 Jul 2010

Sorry Laptop. Right try just on Mains power remove the laptop battery. this does not reset bios

  judgewallace 09:19 27 Jul 2010

I'll try that. There is power going to the laptop i can hear some noise coming ffrom the inside.

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