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When i press the power button, it sounds like it starts up, i can hear the fan, but the screen is black as if it isnt turned on. Also the light that indicates the hardrive is working doesn't turn on. CAn anyone help?

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Did you check the inverter? if the same problem check the board the vga chips, power regulaotr..

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    Alexander Calidguid Jul 13, 2009

    did you check the inverter? if the same problem check the board the vga chips, power regulaotr..



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