Advent QC430 laptop doesn't start.

  emmeff 16:57 26 Jul 2008

With battery or mains adapter connected the laptop doesn't get beyond the fan starting up, the mains light is still on, but then nothing happens. The screen is blank and the little orange light that indicates that it is booting up goes out.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:35 26 Jul 2008

start on mains with battery removed and see if it starts then.

  emmeff 10:52 27 Jul 2008

Thanks, but I have tried without the battery but no luck

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:08 27 Jul 2008

REmove hard drive and see if it will boot to a screen with and error message or give error beeps.

Something else to try is to connect a monitor to the VGA port use the keyboard combination to access the second screen (Fn + key with picture of monitor) and see if it will boot to a screen with error messages.

  emmeff 10:09 28 Jul 2008

Hi, Have removed hard drive and tried another
screen. No difference at all. Thanks though

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:23 28 Jul 2008

'Fraid its not looking good, and I'm running out of ideas.

disconnect all power sources hold power button for 30 secs.

reconnect mains and retry.

This is supposed to get rid of static build up on the motherboard.

  emmeff 09:15 29 Jul 2008

I know it is looking pretty grim. Have already tried the power button hold with no luck. Thanks though.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:41 29 Jul 2008

CAn you get into the BIOS?

Is there a CD/DVD in the drive?

  emmeff 10:58 30 Jul 2008

No I can't get into the BIOS or anything else.
Have removed the hard drive and DVD and checked all connections but still no luck

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