Anyway, here is what the computer does:
I turn on the power switch and the power ligth comes on, no hard drive light at all, I can hear the fan spinning. No beeps...doesn't sound like it's going through POST at all. I removed RAM and still no beeps. I also get NO video at all. Screen is completely black. To shut it back off, I only have to tap the power button and it immediately shuts off.
Now my friend said that his boys had tripped over the power cord a lot of times and there was definitely a short in it because he had to wiggle it to see the screen brighten up (as if it were getting more power).
I took the battery out of the computer and plugged the laptop directly into the wall...after a while of fiddling with it, it started acting differently...suddenly the power ligth would only stay on for about 3 or 4 seconds and then it would shut down by itself.
I gave up on it.
After about 2 months, I just went back to it today to see if it acted any differently. Battery pack is in and it turns on now and stays on until I shut it off. Still no post, no lights (except power), no display and no beeps.
PLEASE HELP ME...I'M GOING NUTS WITH THIS THING!