can anyone help - I have acquired an ADVENT 5431 laptop which for no apparent reason just decided it wouldnt switch on one morning having been put to bed perfectly happy the night before.
At switch on the 3 blue leds light as does the camera led. The fan kicks in a few seconds later - the screen remains black - no hard drive clicks and wurrs heard nor HDD led flicker. Nothing seems to happen then after about 30 - 40 seconds all lights go out and the above process repeats.
Have tried destall / install of following - BATTERY, BIOS batt, HDD, Memory and even reseated the processor but the above continues
This symptom has been reported on the ADVENT support forum but no advice seems to be available so any clues will be gratefully received and acknowledged
thanks in advance
M a r t i n