Originally Posted by KurrentEweser
Yes. you should see something whether the hard drive is bad or not.
Not true. I've replaced 3 laptop hard drives in the past year that all had this same problem. NOTHING would turn on, no boot screen, no sound, nothing. I replaced the hard drive and they all worked like a charm.
I'm not saying replacing a hard drive is a fix-all solution, but for some reason on some laptops if the hard drive TOTALLY fails and is undetectable the system might not even boot up.