I have an Acer Aspire V5 laptop which won't power on. When I press the power button, the power button light and the keyboard back light flash on for less than a second and I hear a click from the optical drive. It then goes off for a few seconds and then repeats. This goes on until I press the power button again.
I've tried powering it on with just the battery, just the AC and both. I tried removing the AC and the battery and holding the power button down for 30 seconds between each one. The behaviour described above is the same regardless of battery/AC so I assume it's getting power (the power LED does light up on the front of the laptop, but the hard drive LED does not).
At no point is anything displayed on the screen and there are no beeps, so I guess it's not even getting to POST. This means I'm not able to get into BIOS or recovery. I tried powering it up after removing the RAM in the hope of getting some beeps out of it, but that didn't make any difference; still no beeps and the keyboard back light and power button still flash on.
As far as I'm aware it's not been dropped or had any water damage.... is this a lost cause?