My Toshiba Tecra 8200 laptop does not boot. When I plug in the power cord the power light (green) and the battery light (amber) light up. when I press the power on button the video or activity light (green) lights up but there is no other activity - no screen display - no hard disk light or sound or vibration of the disk drive running. Inserting a bootable cd in the cd drive before and/or after power up does nothing detectable. "Note" pressing the cd tray button does not open the tray - I have to open the tray with a paper clip. It seems that the only things that function are the power on button and the activity lights mentioned brfore.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks from a new member,
gjheath