Satellite M Series will turn on but won't startup!!!

By alphadank420
Aug 14, 2007
  1. My satellite M series laptop will turn on but then won't startup. The screen won't turn on not even the cd drive will open. Can somebody please help me out?
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Are there any power lights at all? If so, can you hear the hard drive spinning?
    If the CD drive will not open, open it by inserting a fine probe into the little hole on the fascia: insert your system recovery CD and reboot. If it boots you maybe have a hard drive failure, if nothing then the most likely problem is the power controller.
  3. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie Posts: 570

    alphadank420, if your laptop has mini-PCI slot, then you need mini-PCI POST card to diagnose the problem.
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