one of my machines that I rarely use I needed to put into service. I hit the poert button and it go's to the Dell logo but no further. No movement on the status bar, no nothing. I tried Hard power down (battery out Unplugged hold the power button for 8 seconds) No change. I opened it up and one by one removed componets, dvd...no change Hard drive...no change...CMOS Battery...got 5 beeps (DUH) put battery back in...no change OK now what to try...HELP
Have you tried pressing F2 while the computer is booting up to see if you can get to the BIOS? Is the hard drive recognized by the BIOS? If not, you may either have a motherboard failure or a hard drive failure. Any beeps when booting up? Please post back with your findings. Thanks.