A friend I work with son's laptop (Presario F700) is not working so he gave it to me since I atleast have some knowledge about computers. I tried to turn on the laptop and the power button flashes blue for a second and then nothing. Yes the battery is charged. I also have it connected to external power. If you try this a few times it will actually stay on for about 30 seconds. The power button will remain luminated and the power and charging light will come on but the HDD light will not light. You can hear it spinning and the fans kick on but after about 30 seconds it shuts off. Nothing comes up on the display. The screen stays black. I know it is not the screen because the first thing I did was try to connect it to an external monitor. Nothing is happening.
Is this definitely the HDD or could it be something else. Please let me know if you could I would really appreciate any help I can get.
By the way... I read on many forums that if you unplug the power and remove the battery and hold down the power button for 30 to 60 seconds then reconnect the power supply and try to turn it on it will work. I tried this method which has apparently worked for other people with the same problems with no luck.