I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), all the lights come on as normal(power light, HDD light comes on for a second, etc) and I hear the DVD player turn on(the light for the DVD player comes on too). However after that, the LCD is just black and it doesn't sound like it's booting into the OS. The lights just stay on and does nothing.
After the initial startup, the fan is not running, and the CPU doesn't sound like it's running. However some lights round the power button are on.
If I just leave it on, you can hear the laptop reboot(because it make the sound BEFORE BIOS starts) every minute or so.
I also remember the last 6 months of using this computer it was getting really slow. I always had the feeling the HDD was going in it.
With the LCD just black and it not doing anything after reboot, does it sound like a HDD, display or both? Or something completely different?
Edit 1 The laptop has two RAM sticks and I tried it with only 1 RAM stick and it didn't work with either RAM stick by itself. Maybe it needs a stick in each RAM slots?