My wife has a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running winXP SP3. It has been fine until last night when it failed to start up at all.
When the 'on' button is pushed the power light comes on, HD light flashes on then off, but nothing else happens at all. If I try to start into diagnostic mode it's exactly the same. Nothing appears on the screen, HD light just flashes on then goes off, then it just sits there.
Won't boot from a CD either. I've re-seated memory cards and removed one at a time but still the same, and I've tried powering up with Mains connected and battery removed - still the same.
AT one stage I did get the diagnostics to run and it booted into windows but, a few minutes later, it just died again.
It's a few years old and I don't see spending a lot of money to get it fixed as a replacement would be better value value I guess.
Any ideas before I throw it into the skip.
Thanks for any help