Originally Posted by quadrinary
I cant turn on my Notebook!
When the notebook is connected to an ac outlet, all indicator lights along bottom and above the keyboard stays on continuously. When I unplug the ac source and run from battery, the same thing occurs when I hit the on/off button.
Any help in the matter would be great. Thanks!
Are you saying that the machine is totally dead?
As in not starting on AC or battery, or is it working on battery?
Sorry to say there are so many possible causes to a dead notebook that with the amount of info you provided I would have to write a book on possible causes/diagnosis/fixes
Does the machine POST? Can you boot into BIOS? Is there any splash screen? have you tried to boot from CD? Have you added any new hardware or software recently? have you had any error messages recently especially the dreaded "1620 non system disk" or any "16**" error? What about any unusual signs you may have experienced? Any recent screen freezes or sudden BSOD? Are all the parts OEM? Have you added any cheap memory upgrades? Do you have good firewall/antivirus/antispyware programs and do you do the scanning religiously and leave the security/guard settings on? Do you have a good backup of your data? in case you loose the Hard Drive?
ARE YOU STILL UNDER WARRANTY?
If so I would say from the lack of info that you provided to help diagnose that you don't have alot of knowledge to troubleshoot and diagnose and using the warranty is the best option
I would caution though paying someone for repair because the price alot of time exceeds the value of the machine since I am assuming its over a year old if not under warranty.
For the novice trying to diagnose a dead machine I recommend
--patience, lots and lots of patience
--A second notebook that you can swap known good parts with.
--Start by removing parts like the second memory chip, all devices attached to modem/lan/USB/replicator.
--Try using an external monitor and don't forget to push the proper keys to get it to display in the external monitor.
---BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT TAKE OUT THE HARD DRIVE AND HOOK IT UP TO ANOTHER MACHINE AND BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP. This is also a good way to help diagnose if you have a hard drive problem as you can also check the SMART parameters while doing the copying and writing of your files. Or if the drive is on its last breath you might get just enough out of it to do your backup.
I am afraid this one requires help from someone on site with some computer experience to properly diagnose.