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Dell Vostro 1000 crashed - kaput ??

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    I have a Dell Vostro 1000 ( running XP) which I use occasionally when travelling and which , while working perfectly one minute , suddenly ceased functioning and despite basic inspection by a local PC repair shop seems kaput . There is no signal whatsoever on the screen but when the "on" button is pressed it seems to start up with the usual "whoosh" and the first 3 green lights on the bar to the left of the ON button light up and then go off . In the light block on the right hand hinge of the screen only the first green light shows ( this is the same whether I have the battery in or not ) . The 2nd light , which I understand is the hard disc indication does not light up yet the shop said that they could see nothing wrong with the hard disc .
    The 3rd light ( battery ?) also stays alight.

    The machine is not completely"dead" as I can hear a background hum which seems to imply that it is working but simply wont display anything .

    Do I simply dump the machine or is there a possibility that it might be something relatively simple and remediable ??

    Any thoughts would be welcomed .

    In case its of any import I mention that when using it I have it permanently plugged into the main power supply just as I would with my ordinary PC at home . Overnight it is turned off by simply folding up the laptop rather than using the ON/OFF button.
     
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