I have about a 5 year old Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I attempted to get on the computer and found that it would not boot. Pressing the power button, the lights on the keyboard comes on, the processor fan spins for a second then everything just seems to stop. The power light and the battery charge light remains on and you can feel a slight vibration coming from the underside of the box (possible fan). The screen remains blank/black. I have done the following things in an attempt to correct the problem.
1. Removed all power sources
2. Removed the hard drive
3. Removed the memory
4. Removed the CMOS battery
Nothing has made a diffference and booting remains the same. It does not seem to be entering the bios and screen remains blank/black and no beeps or other audio/visual confirmation of booting.
Any and all assistance is much appreciated!!
Edited by hamluis, 23 September 2011 - 10:44 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.