I have a Sony PCG-8E1M (or is it a PCG-GRS515SP, as written beneath the screen) which shows absolutely nothing on the screen on startup, not even for a second.
The power, battery and hd lights come OK and if I try to startup with an XP CD in the CD drive, it spins for a few seconds and then seems to stop. I've tried removing the CD drive, the hard drive, pressed every key in sight on startup, attached an external monitor to it but still nothing at all appears on the screen. Any ideas what else I can try?
It sounds like it's ether MOBO or CPU fault. but could be memory. only way to test the memory, is by substitution. There is not a lot you can do with a Laptop, if Hardware as a Fault as nearly all Graphics is onboard like sound and other bits and bobs
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