|Dear OtheHill, my friend said nothing had happened to the notebook when it was with him. Thanks for the Seatools suggestion, have not tried it though. I really don't think it will run. When I switch on the notebook, there is no POST screen, it just automatically switches off. I need to repeat the process (i.e. pressing the button and watch it shuts down) more than 20 times until the notebook finally starts with POST screens and finally Windows XP.|
p.s. Will try Seatools later, just to confirm your suspicion.
Play it safe!