picked it up while it was on??
Honestly it's one of a million things.
We need a lot more info to help you. First of all, the make of your computer, as much info about it as you can give. Laptop right? SSD or Magnetic? SATA or IDE? What kind of video card, ram, how much, cpu type? But brand and make is the biggest deal.
Did you happen to see the STOP error code that was posted? Any info about that would help too.
The make is really important cause then I can go through diagnostics with you, especially if it's a dell system and even more so for inspiron.
On first thought, it sounds like bad memory, defective gpu, fried component in the mobo, a short in the mobo, a problem with a connector somewhere, a fried controller for something god knows what without diagnostics, OR finally, what I"M leannnnning a lot more toward, a scratched hard drive. A lot of things and maybe smth I missed but I'm leanning on the last one. That's cause............
If you picked up your drive fast, and if it's an older drive, they're easily scratched and might have gone into (free fall) zero g sensor state, which essentially tells the head to get off the hard drive before it hits the ground so it doesn't scratch it. But if that process happens while you're picking up the laptop, you can easily have a scratch happen (which all you can do is get a new drive to fix, or change the platters in a dust free room =p...jk). I don't know if you yanked it or dropped it or what motion you picked it up, for all I know this might NOT be the problem, it's just what I'm leaning towards. Actually it MIGHT be possible to overwrite the bad sectors if it's not 'too' bad. I've heard of this issue happening with corrupted master boot records too or even system32 files. Those things MIGHT be fixable with the drive. This is of course if my little 'hunch' is even right, it could be anything right now.
Unlike desktops, laptops will not boot or even show a screen for a shit ton of reasons. it POSTs through devices and if it sees one thing wrong everything just stops.
First thing I'd try is taking out the hard drive and then turning on the laptop and seeing if you get a screen lighting up at least (it should be able to do that). Then I'd move on to memory. Then I'd check everything out connector wise and while doing that use the diagnostic mode your laptop came with (most have something, dell is Fn key + power key) That mode gives you error codes just like a car computer does with flashing or beeping or both that you can compare to a chart to see why (at least why 'it' thinks) it can't boot.
Something like this...
Sorry if this is alot of writing, just trying to help.Edited by matchbox2022 - 6/23/11 at 10:08am