Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:42 AM
I hope this is the correct place to post this, the problem seems like it would be a hardware issue to me, but please advise if this should be posted elsewhere. Anyway, I have an Asus C90s laptop (branded as Velocity Micro). It is running Windows Vista 32bit. It has been running just fine for a while now, but the other day this new problem started.
When the laptop is off, and I press the power button to turn it on, the power light does come on, but the monitor does not light. The hard disk light flashes a couple of times and the optical drive spins up for a few seconds, and that's it. I get no Velocity micro logo splash screen, nothing. It doesn't even get to the point where the Bios loads. I am pretty sure that it is not just a monitor issue because if it was booting up and I was just not able to see it, I would still be able to hear the start up chime and I would have activity on the hard disk activity light. I get none of these things. If I press the power button again, it powers off immediately.
The first couple days that this started it was intermittent. I would try it and it wouldn't work, and I would let it sit for a while and then it would start. Now, it has been a few days since I have been able to get it running. I have tried to let it sit with the power and battery out but that doesn't seem to make a difference. If anyone has any ideas of things to try I would be grateful for them, because I really can't afford to pay someone to fix this. Also, I don't have any important files saved on it (luckily I recently setup a network drive that I keep everything on), just software that can be reinstalled, so if any of your ideas would result in data loss I would still be open to them.
If you need more info about the laptop please post the request, and I will add it. I would normally post all the tech info from the system profile but since the machine won't start I really can't access that right now.
Thank you for any suggestions you may have!