i have ACER travelmate 290 laptop which is really old. specs : 1.4 Intel Centrino, 512MB ram.
Recently i broke the one of hinges of the laptop and the monitor went blank. So i want to service it may be put some super glue and use a Drill bit and a quick fix for the hinge. The Broken hinge is the not the problem it's a blank monitor and now another problem. When i boot the laptop i could hear the Hard drive starts to spin, the CPU fan starts to spin and see all the lights blink then suddenly in about 3-5 sec the hard drive and CPU fan turns off and the system fails to complete POST. I've changed the Hard drive still the issue exists.
Since i have a blank monitor, I've tried to plugin to external monitor using the External monitor plugin at the back, but still no image.i cannot see the BIOS reading at POST.
How do i fix this, Does this have something to do with the Broken Hinge or is it a Motherboard issue to behave like this?
here is the image of the broken Hinge:
Here is a video of what's happening at system start, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkpVwNzJTkY notice the far panel of lights flashes, when power comes on, and power stays on (you cannot hear the spin hard drive of CPU fan) , this is because the system shuts down at POST but the funny part is, the power lights stays ON.
I'm so desperate to fix my LAPTOP so i have posted this in several forums including one at toms hardware http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/68822-35-acer-travelmate-stops-system-boot-resolved
But still no way to fix it , i hope i could get some positive answer from you guys : )