I have an Tecra 8100 that will not POST. Pressing the on button with battery and adapter plugged in turns on the AC power light (green), on light(green), battery light (amber), and Selectbay light (green). Nothing else happens. The fan does not spin, the HDD does not spin, and the screen remains blank. Is the green selectbay light normal? The users guide says it turns green when the selectbay item is in use. There is a DVD unit installed in the select bay. It is not spinning and does not have a dvd in it. The dvd door will not open indicating no power to it.
I have tried a dryboot by removing battery and adapter. Pressing the on switch for a minute and then applying adapter power. No change.
I have also tried installing the 12GB disk drive on my desktop PC. I can not get the desktop PC to recognize the drive. I don't know if this is a drive problem or an install problem. The drive does spin on my desktop. Would a bad disk drive have the symptoms noted above?
Does the fan normally spin during the POST? Do fans ever fail? Would a bad fan cause my symptoms?
When I shut the computer off I do not get any BIOS POST Code beeps. All I hear is a very short static sound that I think come from the speakers but I am not sure.
Are the power lights a good indicator that power is getting to the board or should I verify with a voltmeter?
Any help anyone can give will be appreciated.