laptop powers up but screen black !!! helppppppp

  poppet69 13:35 10 Jan 2009
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Please helpppppp
My daughters Laptop wont start up, you push the power button, a werrrrrr of the fan then nothing !!!! screen stays black
tried for 3 hours to get it to work, one time all of a sudden it started to load up , got to the password log on screen and it froze, tried for hours now screen still blank
cant get into bios , cant do anything
pleaseeeeee help
regards
poppet

  woodchip 13:46 10 Jan 2009

Try Starting it just on Mains, take the battery out

  poppet69 13:49 10 Jan 2009

tried that, tried no battery, tried battery only, nothing !!!

  woodchip 13:51 10 Jan 2009

Remve the Hard Drive in bottom most likely under a Plate then see if you can get anything on screen

  Taff™ 13:53 10 Jan 2009

Remove battery and the power supply. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to a minute. Now try with the power supply only - no battery.

  poppet69 13:58 10 Jan 2009

no nothing about pb, looked underneath, removed a cover and screws but cant seem to remove wat is undearneath

  poppet69 14:00 10 Jan 2009

tried that Taff, nothing mate, same makes a werrrr sound of the fan blue power light comes on but screen remains black

  poppet69 14:06 10 Jan 2009

removed hard drive, still the same

  Taff™ 14:27 10 Jan 2009

Could the screen have failed? Try an external monitor perhaps. When the computer attempts to power up is there any hard drive activity that continues even though you can`t see anything?

  poppet69 14:32 10 Jan 2009

screen worked last night when it did work once
have another laptop but dont know how to link up, no hard drive activity , fan goes for 5 seconds then stops

  Taff™ 15:12 10 Jan 2009

You would need an external monitor not the laptop but the lack of HDD activity more or less suggests it`s not a screen problem. The computer isn`t even getting to the POST which is bad news. This suggests to me that it is a motherboard problem. What make and model; is the laptop and how old is it?

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