My Compac Presarion V2000 (Model EZ617UA) couldn't be coaxed into any response when returning to it after work. No power outages during the day (checked other appliances for tell-tale signs), can't be simply a power supply problem either as I have a second, back-up supply that also can't breathe any life into the machine. In recent weeks, the screen started to show some instability/flimmer and go white at certain positions or angles but this usually got fixed by changing the angle or close and reopen the laptop. It never affected any power issues. But now it's totally dead, no response also from any USB inlets when testing w/ devices. Also no change when taking the battery out to bypass it while connected to AC power. Any one have any idea? Is this a dead motherboard? Would the hard drive also be damaged?
P.S. don't know what motherboard I have (Bios, Abit, etc.) but this forum forces me to make a choice - searched for more than an hour on internet and couldn't find anything definitive for my V2000.