OK, I have a friends laptop IQON M66SE (which I believe is same as Clevo M660SE). Running Windows XP SP3. Reformatted hard drive and fresh install of XP, all updates applied. Tested hard drive with Hitachi hard drive fitness and it passed all tests. Tested RAm with memtest86 and all tests passed. Inside laptop is clean as a whistle, no dust in sight.
OK, here is the problem:
Press power button, power light comes on, I can hear the CD drive click into life, but then nothing at all, no sound no life, just the power light. Switch off by holding down power button. Press down power button again and this time it boots up. It sometimes takes more than two attempts to get it to power up. Then seems to work fine (although the owner did say that sometimes it stops with blank screen after several hours....although I have not found this). This problem is the same with or witout battery in.
Could it be BIOS problem? HD is first boot device. At any rate Clevo seem to be the one manufacturer that do not provide links for BIOS updates and I have failed in any attempt to find them on the net.
Could it be a poorly seated processor?
Please help, I'm clutching at straws here.