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V5000 won't boot but makes a crackling noise

My Presario V5000 made a crackling noise near the power cord insert when I tried to boot up this morning. Also the fan runs. I changed out the power cord - that's not it - and the fan stayed running till I took the battery out (and runs again when I put the battery back in). I had it on a trip and everything worked fine- didn't drop it, etc. - and I inpected some of the interior and could see no damage of any kind. help?

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Try flashing the bios

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