I have done some reading here and I have seen a lot of people with problems similar to mine with their Compaq/HP laptops. I have tried to update the bios on my compaq V3000 and half way through the update the laptop shut off. From then on it was naturally dead.
I have attempted to use the crises recovery disk that lots of people seem to have successfully used to fix their bios but I have not had much luck. It seemed to have worked, it read the disk and beeped as per other people's experiences. However when the floppy drive's light turned off the laptop just sat there. After some time I decided to turn it off myself and turn it on again but it didn't work.
I have sent the laptop to HP and have requested them to reflash the bios but they are telling me that they cannot do it and that I would have to buy a new bother-board, however buying a new mother board might not be worth it since the laptop is only worth about $700 AUD.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is anyone with a similar or same laptop that have managed to solve a problem similar to this one and could share the information with me. Also if you can fix the bios by reflashing or replacing it I will be happy to talk to you.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.