Originally Posted by dr/owned
Even if it was the RAM the system should still boot into the BIOS since this is ram-independent and then say "bad ram". It sounds like the mobo/power supply of the laptop is toast.
But the one obvious thing in my head is that your battery is dead and your charger went bad.....it's a possiblity.
No, you are very very wrong.
These notebooks will not even show bios screen without ram in it, or if it has bad ram.
I have a Compaq presario C503 and I just took the ram out.
Will not boot, will not post without ram.
Without ram the fan comes on for a spit second and the power light comes on. Nothing else happens. Just a dead black screen.
My Emachines notebook does the same thing.
My Acer notebook does the same thing. (the Acer had a dead stick of ram when i got it)
The problem is most likely bad or unseated ram.
Try a new stick of ram.