I've finally given up trying to fix my first ever laptop. I believe it might be a hard drive issue, but as I don't have a spare to try I can't be certain.
It does boot up (eventually), but then freezes after an amount of time.
It might be good for parts eg RAM, DVD player etc, even the battery still holds a charge!
I don't think it's worth anything, so someone can have it for free if they want (minus the hard drive as all my stuff is still on there).
Pick up from howick.
edit: I forgot to add that Im not sure if the screen works, as I've only used it connected to the tv via vga. And I Really cant be bothered to try it again lol.