Have had a problem with the Tecra, hoping for some assistance.
The screen froze whilst surfing on the internet. The only way I could switch it off to force it to shutdown by keeping my finger on the silver off switch for a few seconds. It did switch off.
Since then, it the LCD screen does not show anything. The computer seems to boot up and both the fan and cd drive work, i.e. putting in a CD causes the drive to start up.......but no LCD screen or backlight on the laptop.
Have tired an external monitor and Fn F5 keys to switch between the 2, but to no joy.
All I get is 3 loud beeps. The power light and battery light are on when I boot but no hard drive light or noise to show it is accessing the hard drive.
Now when I took the memory out, there was no 3 beeps, but still no LCD display either. Should the LCD work without the memory ?
I then cleaned the memory, put it into a another slot......still 3 beeps and no lcd / crt display.
I then tried again and put in into the first original slot, this time turning the computer upside down. On rebooting the backlight came on and it started to boot, but then stopped and went blank, leaving the backlight on, but a blank screen. I then forced it off again using the silver off key.
Now I am trying to see if this is a video card fault or memory, I do not think it is the hard drive as it does not seem to be getting that far.
It seems to be a memory issue as the LCD did work, if only for a few seconds. Also if it was a video card issue, surely it would continue to boot with hard drive access but just show nothing on the lcd screen.
Thanks for any assistance.