Hi Carl, I have tried holding the power button for 30secs then replacing the battery, no response, tried item 2 no joy.
I will have to dissasemble the laptop to check item 1 and 4, hope it's not the motherboard.!!
I will get back to you later after checking 1 and 4.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX has given me hope of a simple fix. problem is how do I find the the CMOS Battery, is it easily accesable without having to strip the laptop down ?