Laptop will not boot into BIOS

  sydhall 15:18 26 Jul 11


Can anyone be of help: One of my Granddaughters Laptops has ceased to function? It still lights up and the fan works. I have tried a external monitor same result. I would be most grateful for any ideas.


  northumbria61 15:24 26 Jul 11

Instructions here link text

  birdface 15:29 26 Jul 11

Will it start in safe mode.You have probably tried that but thought that I would ask.

Has it been loosing any time lately if so new C-moss battery needed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:02 26 Jul 11

Fans run leds light - any sound of hdd activity?

When attaching external monitor need to cycle through monitor modes with Fn + one of F keys(blue square symbol) sometimes this can be activated in error leavig the screen blank when switching on.

also check for sticking lid switch as this can turn screen off.

  sydhall 16:57 26 Jul 11

Fruit Bat :

Have put new bios battery in no sign of life whatsoever: Just a thought could it be the on board Video Chip.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:02 26 Jul 11

Use a torch to look at the screen can you see a faint image?

If so inverter or backlight failure

nothing on screen could be screen cable connection / lid switch sticking

but would expect external monitor to work.

if external monitor no good as well, after using Fn + F key to switch modes, then yes could well be graphics chip

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