HP Pavilion zd8000-Windows XP - SP2.
Problem started with the laptop shutting down by itself & restarting. It then flashed a BSOD but I didn't get a chance to see what it said. Now all lights come on, fans start & run but the screen stays black & the OS doesn't load.
The battery seems to not charge any longer probably as a result of being used with AC continuously. I have tried to start with the battery in place & connected to the AC & the battery out & connected to the AC with no difference.Battery charge light flashes as if charging but doesn't seem to charge.
I have cleaned the fans/air ducts etc with compressed air can & have taken out the hard drive & checked for problems. The HD seems fine on all tests run.
Any help would be appreciated.