With no ram installed, you should get a beep indicating no ram. Even the BIOS needs some scratch ram to get started.
Have you tried it with an external monitor plugged into the VGA connector?
If you have and it still did it, you need a new system board (most call them motherboards; but, they're not) the part number is probably right next to the memory slots on the board or it's in the service manual which you can download from the support link I posted earlier.
Yeah the screen on the laptop is cracked so I've been using an external monitor via VGA all this time until it just stopped booting up altogether one day.
I took pics of the damaged monitor model to replace it later.I kinda set it aside as a "to do later project".That and adding another stick of 4gb ram(which I already did) and upgrading the HD to a 1TB.
So what you're saying is I need a new motherboard?I guess it's good news in a way because one of the USB ports is broken on this one(the pins are pushed back).I was planning on tearing down the laptop and soldering a new one but getting a new board altogether seems a better option now.
So the part number is under the ram sticks?
Is this it?
So I need this one 649288-001
I know ifixit has a tear down guide of this model.I was looking at it recently.I bought their 64 bit driver a while ago to fix an unresponsive 3DS button.
So it should boot up on a fresh new board?Do I need to take out the AMD CPU chip and buy thermal paste and apply it onto the new board?Anyway to upgrade the CPU on this to a better one?It always seemed weak and slow.