Hi, I have been offered a Acer Travelmate 803LCI Laptop it comes with adaptor and battery and thats about it, There is no Hard drive no memory and no dvd/cd rom. It powers up and the battery indicator come on but it does not boot up the screen stays black not a flicker. Now I dont mind if I need to buy a hard drive, memory and a dvd/cd drive if the scrren is OK as I want it to load Linux on. But i'm unsure wether the screen should boot to a BIOS screen or something or if it's just because there is things missing while it wont show any signs of life, Is there any way to test the screen. As I say the case is in good order and he only want £20 which I dont mind if the screen is OK.
Hope someone can make some sence of my ramblings Basically would the screen show any sign of life when switched on if there is no hard drive, dvd/cd drive, memory ?