That way we should see the BIOS or boot screen tell us the HDD is missing. If no message the fault is in the components left in the laptop. It does not mean the HDD is shot.
When start button is depressed, a soft clicking sound comes from the hard drive area for about 4 seconds followed by the screen lighting up - and nothing else. It wont go into set up or boot. Is the hard drive shot? Do I need to replace it?