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Screen does not display(black) and machine won't boot

I loaned out my laptop (duh, O.K. I shouldn't have) and now it won't boot, and the screen stays black. The power on indicator lights, the battery charges(came back dead) and the HD whirrs, and the fan operates. I did note that now my memory sticks are gone ( I will deal with theft issue). Does this laptop need the RAM sticks to boot? Nothing happens when I hold down F2 during power on, and also it won't boot if I put my Windows CD in prior to power on. The HD LED lights at first, then goes off, amybe it's telling me that it's looking for media, and not necessarily the HD. Other than wringing the guy's neck, what can I do to diagnos this?

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Re: Screen does not display(black) and machine won't boot

You can't do anything without memory, it will stop cos it can't find any.

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