Here's what I have and the symptoms:
Gateway MS2285 (N214)running windows 7
Laptop shutoff yesterday and I thought it went into hybernation.
Tried to turn on/reboot and and only got a blank, black screen. Nothing appears on the screen. Laptop sounds as though it is posting, dvd player and fan run, then stop, except for fan. The power button still operates as well.
What I have checked:
Power and charging seem fine
have tried to use a recovery disk at start up
Have tried atx reset and tried to reboot without battery
Have checked hardrive connection (removed and reset)
Have checked ram (checked, reset, tried to reboot with either ram)
Other things I have noticed:
While I do not have an external monitor right now, I believe that it is not the LCD as none of the quick keys light up, the hard drive indicator does not light up, nor do the num or caps lock keys ever light up.
I was going to try to remove the hard drive and transfer the info as I have the temp use of another machine. This will also confirm whether the hard drive is functional. I recently had the FBI ransom virus but malware seemed to remove it about a week ago. Is this a cpu or mobo problem? How would I confirm either of these? Any other ideas?