Laptop Broke, Now Shows Black Screen

Its a compaq presario v5000 when i turn it on i get the compaq screen very briefly and then the black screen, nothing else happens. Ive tried rebooting with a disc in the drive but i still get the black screen. Any suggestions?

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* I have gone to the bios and looked through to make sure that everything on the computer is responding. The bios can see every hdd and gives the accurate slot location and capacity of the drives. It can see the cpu and all the information is accurate. Motherboard and cpu fans are all responding and the voltage readings are all where they should be.

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* I created both a windows 7 boot disk and a windows system repair disc and whenever i try to boot from cd-rom is comes up saying boot disk failure, enter a system disk. I tried this all three different hdds hooked up at once. I think i have eliminated these from causing the problems: gpu, ram, hdd(all 3), cpu, motherboard and psu. I cannot figure out what is going on with my computer and this has never happened before, it is clearly custom built and has been problem free since i built it over a year ago. The hdd i put windows 7 on is brand new and the cpu i put in went in without a problem. If you have any suggestions, please share them. Meanwhile i am going to try and test the disk drive in another computer and i am going to swap disk drives to see if a different one will accept the boot disks.

Edit- i forgot to add that the cpu is running at normal idle temp. Here are the specs for the computer i'm having problems with:

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Gpu: zotac nvidia gtx 260 216 core
Ram: g-skill gaming ram (2 x 2 gb)
Psu: x-power 585 watt
Motherboard: asus p5n-d
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Os: windows 7 ultimate 32-bit, windows vista home premium 32-bit

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