It powers on, as the power indicator lights up and I can hear the fan spin up. The DVD drive also spins up the disc that is inserted.
However, nothing is displayed on the led screen, no post at startup...nothing.
I have tried to connect an external monitor via the VGA and HDMI connections, but I stil get nothing displayed. To enable the secondary monitor I have to press the "fn" key plus the F5 key. Now I'm thinking that the keyboard is faulty aswell. I assumed that I would not need to press these keys when HDMI is used ? (only for VGA ?)
I tried connecting a mouse and keyboard, but I don't get no red light from the optical mouse (may need a driver) or any light on a USB keyboard when numlock or caps lock is pressed.
So, I am unsure on if it is indeed the motherboard or the led display that needs replacing.
Any advice would be appreciated.
PS: I managed to connect the laptop's hard drive to my desktop pc, and all files have been backed up. So the hard drive is working.
Edited by Bigby, 07 February 2012 - 09:16 AM.