I have done some thinking this afternoon after getting the docs off the drive...I am going to purchase a new laptop as this on is very, very old and there are some other things wrong with it at this time. But thank you for getting back to me about this...not many time I get a quick response for posts.
Originally Posted by bigcaddy
Do you know anyone with a known working power supply?
also. unplug it, pull the battery and try it without the battery.
Dont replace your mobo till you do some more diags.
usually it's a bad power supply or a broken solder joint on the motherboard which you may be able to get fixed.