Here's a problem that keeps me out of my sleep the last days. :)
Notebook Acer Aspire 1711smi
Brandnew Pentium IV 2,8 GHz/533 MHz FSB
512Mb memory PC2700/DDR333
Geforce Go5700 64Mb video
80Gb 3,5" Harddisk WD
Bought this notebook a week ago, broken, and trying to fix it.
Problem: System powers up, screen lights up and then there's a blinking cursor for half a second that dissapears and nothing happens. No POST-screen or BIOS entry.
When hooked up to a monitor I still get the blinking cursur but it stays blinking.
The harddisk is out of another machine and is working in that one. I tried it as Master/Slave/CS but no luck.
Disconnected everything except videocard (reseated), memory and CPU/cooler. Still no startup.
I'm fearing a broken MB, but maybe some of you have refreshing ideas. :-)