Hello, My Apologies, I am English.
I have an old A512, a friend wants me to repair it for them.
As soon as i turn the machine on, after a couple of seconds, i get a blank White Screen.
Now, i can't get any information on how to switch from using the laptop screen to using an External Screen, but i think i have to Press Fn+f10. Which is what i have been doing. I plugged my HDMI cable from the laptop to a computer Monitor. I turned on the machine and Kept pressing Fn+f10 multiple times, i also tried just holding Fn+f10 for a few seconds, at different times, and nothing. Same thing, Blank White Screen, and my External Monitor isn't doing anything.
Now, I also tried something i saw before. Where when you get a white screen, you remove the battery, then remove the power cable, and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds, 10 seconds, or up to 30 seconds. I did all of these, at one point i held the power button for 60 seconds. I then returned the power cable without the battery - Fail.
I then did the same thing again, held the power button for various time lengths, JUST returning the battery after each amount, and powering on the machine. - Fail.
Then finally i tried holding for 30 seconds, returning the power cable, THEN the Battery (together) and then power up. - Fail.
So now I'm stuck. Just as an additional note. After i turn on the machine, i can hold the Fn key, and push the F keys for Brightness Up/Down. And when i do this, the screen actually increases and decreases in Brightness... But it's still white!
And finally, if i turn it on, and i don't press anything, and wait about 10 seconds, and then start pressing F1 or F2 or i think F12, everytime i press those buttons i get a loud beeping noise. Which will keep beeping the exact amount of times i press it.
I need some help, can you guys give me some suggestions?