I have an Advent 7081 laptop, presumably bought at PC World a few years ago. Owner can't afford a replacement so is asking for a fix. When powered up the mains indicator light on the laptop lights breifly, the CPU fan spins for a few seconds, then stops, the DVD access light illuminates and then blinks continuously. Apart from that - nothing.
I've tested the output voltage from the adapter and it is corrected.
I've tried removing all plug-in components - HDD, RAM ,DVD - no diffrence.
Once when I tried, the display shoed the intel Celeron symbol, but then that faded out and it stopped again.
I suspect - CPU or motherboard or maybe CMOS battery - could it be that??
Please advise how to diagnose or any other thoughts. I don't have spare components to swap out.