toshiba satellite 2435-S255 with fc14 ....No display
I have a Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255 laptop purchased in 2003 with the following configuration ....512MB ram, 40GB hard disk, Pentium 4. Was working fine ( running on fedora 14 very well )till a few days ago.....No major issue...
But since the past 2 days the moment I switch on the computer...I hear the fan making a noise and then everything is over...No hard disc activity ...screen does not show up, even the BIOS menu does not show up.
---I have tried the following without success so far...
removed each of the memories and interchanged the slots, put them singly in each slot ...no success
--tried booting with a startup fedora/ubuntu live CD ...no success
---tried connecting to an external monitor ...no success
--opened up the heat sink ...cleaned up some dirt in the fans and in the heat sink put back the CPU with the heat sink attached to it.....no success.
(I can feel the CPU getting warm as the heat sink reflects it ...so I guess the CPU has been re-installed well..
---only the first 2 lights show up on the panel..the power chord sign and the powered on sign...
Wonder what else could be wrong? Has the display gone off? I dont think so a there would have been some hard disk activity...
Why are the CPU fans shutting down within 10 seconds?
Is it possible that the BIOS battery has discharged as this laptop is nearly 10 years old.
If someone can give me some tips and suggestions I would be very grateful..