Laptop done for?
Hi, this is my first post as i am new to this site. I signed up here hoping i could get some advice on how to fix a laptop i have. Yesterday a friend gave me a laptop that booted as far as the loading screen then went to a black screen... i assumed this was a problem with the display driver, and it was because i booted in safe mode removed the driver and then windows booted perfectly. I used the laptop a few times after that then i wake up the next morning, plug in the laptop, hold the power button and nuthin. The power and battery led;s are lit up and i can hear the laptop its self but nothing appears on the screen. If i listen really carefully as soon as its turned on its almost as if i can hear a hardrive seek that last about 3 seconds then it just continues to sit there, turned on, with a black screen.
I've tried turning it on not plugged into the wall with just teh battery and the same thing happens. Also, ive tried taking the battery out and putting it back in.
Any advice would be appreciated as this laptop is not mine and im supposed to be the one fixing it haha. Also, i hope i posted in the right section... i assumed this would be a hardware problem because if it was software i would at least get the post screen.
Thanks again for any input,