My Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Windows XP will turn on - the three indicator lights on the screen hinge come on, as do all the indicators on the laptop itself. The power indicator stays on, the disk and battery indicators each flash twice, then stay off. Only the power indicator and the lock with the '9' stay on. Have a monitor hooked up to the laptop, and nothing ever comes up on the screen at all. Monitor always works fine, tested it with a pc and it works. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as I am new to laptops.
This happens regardless of whether I am using the battery or have the laptop plugged in.