My friend left a NEC Versa SX with me in hopes of me possibly getting it working again. When the power button is pushed the Power LED lites...and so does the icon that appears to be "Reading CD drive". Nothing displays...the LCD doesn't even flicker. If I plug in an external monitor it displays nothing. I don't hear any fans...I'd think there would be one but honestly I don't know. I also don't hear the HDD spin up. This model laptop has what I am calling a hot-swappable port (although I'm sure it's not hot swappable). I can remove the CD drive and it looks like I could put a zip drive or FDD or I think even another battery. If I remove the drive with the laptop on...that Reading LED goes off. I know it's not reading because if I put a CD in a memorised way...and after closing it, turning on the laptop, waiting a few minutes and ejecting the CD...it was in the same position. Also the eject button doesn't work I have to hit the manual release button with a paper clip. I think this laptop is done for...but thought I'd post and see what advice I got.