My laptop was closed one day, my kid had just closed the screen, and when I opened it, my computer would no longer boot. I have tried doing a hard reset, remove the battery, hold the power button for 30 seconds, and then try to boot the computer (this didn't work, I have tried to output the screen to an external monitor (it displays as no signal). Now, there are lights on the front panel, I have listened and the hard drive is also trying to work, but I've noticed that the fan is not working underneath. Also, I have tried removing the RAM and the hard-drive and tried booting up the computer (no success). I have heard that cleaning the RAM might help? Also, I have tried opening the screen at a 30 degree angle and booting; I heard there can be problems with a magnet and this method wasn't successful.
The model of computer is a Toshiba Satellite L500D. I have been considering disassembling the computer and trying to remove the CMOS battery, but, because the battery is soldered to the board, I have decided to delay with this option. I have tried to give as much information as possible, but please let me know if you need any additional information or if there is anything else I should try? Any help you could offer would be most appreciated; this computer is becoming a bit of an unhealthy obsession for me.
Edited by XeonFlare, 27 November 2012 - 03:54 PM.