PB (NEC) Versa E400 Laptop won't boot (Win XP)

  benoli 11:12 15 Apr 10

Hi all, I have a friends laptop, it just will not start up no matter what I have tried. It seems to start into the bios then stops, I have tried to reset it with the reset button, taken out the battery & tried pressing the start button without the power on. I have tried using a Win XP SP2 OS disk, it starts to run then just stops. The HDD light flickers on, then off, momentarily when I have pressed the on button. I just can not get into the bios to do anything with removing it to reload it. The screen does not light up, I have tried an additional monitor to no avail. The power supply lights & battery charging lights, light up, also the fan runs.
Any ideas to get this running again please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:33 15 Apr 10

Remove refit memory (try one stick at a time) retry

remove hard drive / dvd drive and retry see if it gets past BIOS to an error message.

Change CMOS battery and retry (rest BIOS by leaving battery out for 10 minutes.

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