I have an Equium A200-1V0 that won't start. It's a good ten years old, maybe more, and has been having trouble for a while. It was booting up intermittently but now there's nothing. I always use it plugged in as the battery hasn't work for a few years. When I press the on switch I get the power light and the hard disk sometimes whirs for a moment and its light comes on for a second but then it goes off and the disk stops. Then all that's working is the fan.

I've tried draining the laptop of power - unplugging, taking out the battery and holding the on switch for a couple of minutes - but no joy.

Please can you help?

Many thanks and best wishes,

Tom.