I have a four year old e1705, when I hit the power, the power light goes on and stays on, the hard drive light goes on for maybe two seconds, then goes out. I get no display. The charging light will stay lit if I plug in the charger. When I touch the power button again, all goes off.
When I run the Fn/Power buttons together, the lights flash the "CPU error" code. I tried replacing a hard drive (same problem) and a processor (same problem). I have tried running it with no DVD (same problem).
I have a good battery.
When it failed, I never really noticed any abnormal behavior - it ran fine, a little slow because of all the junk programs on it. It is 1.66 Mhz T2300 processor, 80gb hd, 1g ram. It has been used a lot.
I am wondering if there is some sort of power supply problem (to the HD). Also, will the machine NOT RUN if the fans are shot? I haven't checked them, but I would think it would at least boot.
Any suggestions on where to start?