Hubby was given this laptop by a friend at work knowing it wasn't working properly. We're just trying to figure out what might be wrong & if it's worth our effort to try fixing it up.
Per the previous owner, the screen would randomly go black like the computer had gone into sleep mode or shut down. It would always come back up & work for a while, then act up again. As time progressed, it got to the state it's in now.
Currently, if you hit the power button you do see a green light & can hear some faint clicks at first, then all you can hear is the fan running in the background. We've hooked it to a stand alone monitor & see nothing on it either. We've removed the battery & hooked it to just the power cable and do see the green light--so we're told that should rule out the power adapter being to blame.