Samsung Notebook turns on, but HD light not active, Nothing on screen


Aug 27, 2010
I have a 2013 series 5 Samsung notebook.

It has 4 lights as in this photo:

When I try to turn it on, only 2 lights keep showing: the 4th one / most right one (power), and battery (3rd one).
The 1st light just flashes for about 1 second, then turns right off. This is the HDD I believe. WiFi (2nd one won't turn on at all).

On screen I see nothing, not even bios. This problem has happened before, and usually I just take a break and try again later, or play with connecting it to AC or not. but today these tricks won't work anymore.

I've been told that this might not be a HDD problem if I'm not seeing even the Bios. Therefore,is it a battery problem?

Back of notebook looks like this:

So I can't just pull out the battery. Not sure how it is structured. Anyway, I've disconnected it from AC and let the notebook run out of battery, then pressed the on button for 30 seconds (I guess this is a method to "discharge" it), but it didn't do anything. When I connected it again, it simply won't start.

Any idea what to do? I will buy a new notebook soon, but until then, I want to both make a backup of my content, and also try to use the PC.

Try this...

1. Turn the laptop off (not sleep or hibernate but off).
2. Connect an external monitor to the laptop.
3. Turn on the external monitor.
4. Turn on the laptop.

NOTE: You may have to press an "external monitor" button. Could be the f4 button or a button with two monitors on it, for the external monitor to work.

If you can see fine on the external monitor, then your attached display, or the ribbon cable that connects it, are your problem.

If you can't see on the external monitor at all, or the problem occurs on the external monitor as well, then it is probably the graphics card/GPU that is the problem, which may require the motherboard be replaced.

You may also want to try hitting CTRL + SHIFT + WIN + B to try and reset your graphics driver as another possible fix.


Aug 27, 2010
this probelm is not related to graphic card. it seems to be battery related. anyway even if i connect a HDMI cable when pc did work fine, I could only see the screen on external monitor once Windows start.
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