its my sisters so here is the problem. Everything powers up and the monitor says check the cords and connections, new power cord and checked the monitor connection everything fine but the CPU will not boot up! Checked inside, could it be as simple as the battery. Should I boot my Laptop up to her monitor or should I be safe in assuming it works because I get a message on the screen. Anyway to huiccup these things like the macs? ANyone have any ideas other than use it as a boat anchor ??