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Laptop wont boot power on

Ive had many jobs where people thought the dc jack is bad
you can test this with a toothpick by trying to move the pin in the dc jack
if it moves a little bit , chances are pin is broke,

the ac adapter many times shows green light , but still may be defective
due to the cheap ends to plug into laptop, all made of plastic today

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Compaq CQ1-1225 AIO Wont Start at all. Removed all components


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Anti-Static wrist strap connected to ground source, and your wrist;

1) The jack your AC adapter plugs into on the motherboard, is the DC Power Jack.
Motherboard out of case, power to motherboard, take your multimeter and see if you are getting 19 VDC at the DC Power Jack's positive solder joint, on motherboard.

The center pin of the jack is Positive. (The inner cylindrical shell is Negative)
Follow the DC Power Jack's positive pin from the Center of the jack, to the motherboard.

You probably won't be able to touch your meter's Positive (Red) probe, to the DC Power Jack's positive pin under the jack; so touch it's solder joint on the opposite side of the motherboard.
(DC Power Jack should be soldered close to the motherboard, is why)

Of course also touch the Negative lead, (Black probe), of your meter, to the Negative, (Ground) solder joint for the DC Power Jack.

Getting 19 volts DC?

See if there is a cracked solder joint, for any of the DC Power Jack's pin connections to the motherboard.
ANY perceptible movement of the DC Power Jack on the motherboard, indicates a bad power jack, and may indicate a broken/cracked solder joint.
Center pin of DC Power Jack is loose? Bad DC Power Jack. Replace.

2) DC Power Jack is determined to be in good repair? No cracked/broken solder joints?
The next components in the power circuit on the motherboard, leading From the power jack, are P. MOSFET's.
Power MOSFET.

Power MOSFET Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

More information using a prior solution,

Dv6000 power light does not come on any more

Check the links given.

3) The last thing that concerns me, although I probably should have listed it first; is the AC adapter you are using.
Concern is that it doesn't have the 'intelligent chipset' that matches the Compaq CQ1-1225 All-In-One desktop PC's circuitry.

AC Adapter For Compaq Presario All in One CQ1 1225 Desktop PC Charger...


Just my thoughts..........
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 15, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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charging light wont come on


A) AC adapter (Charger) is bad.
Use a multimeter, and check it out.

[ DC Voltage.
Test plug of cable that plugs into laptop.
Positive (Red) probe lead of multimeter, to Center Hole of plug on AC adapter.
Negative (Black) probe lead touches outside cylindrical metal shell.
You should read close to 19.5 Volts (DC) ]

AC adapter checks out OK?

B) DC Power Jack is bad

[The DC Power Jack is the port on the laptop, that the AC adapter plugs into. On laptop may be marked DC_IN ]

Damage to DC Power Jack prevents laptop from charging, or running strictly off of the AC adapter.

Battery removed take a No.2 pencil's eraser, and see if you can gently move the Center Pin, of the DC Power Jack.
ANY perceptible movement means replacement of the DC Power Jack.

The pin itself may not move, and the entire jack moves.
The good news is the DC Power Jack is not soldered to the motherboard.
It is soldered to a separate, therefore replaceable, small circuit board,

http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=3698

Click to enlarge. In the photo the DC Power Jack is at the back on the right.
This is is what the DC Power Jack, looks like not installed on that small circuit board,

http://www.elept.com/dc-power-jack-for-dell-inspiron-xps-m140-m1710-m1210-m2010_p2971.html

Looking at the view on the right, note the pins sticking out.
You are looking at the back view, and the jack is laying on it's side.
The pins go through the laptop's motherboard, and are soldered to the motherboard.

Where the pins are soldered to the motherboard is a solder connection. Commonly referred to as a Solder Joint.

Plugging in, and missing the hole of the jack, can cause the AC adapter plug to damage the DC Power Jack, by bumping into it.

Bumping into the plug of the AC adapter, while plugged into the DC Power jack, can cause damage to the jack.

Can cause cracking of the above mentioned solder joints. This leads to an intermittent contact, and eventually no contact, of the DC Power Jack TO the motherboard.

In this case the solder joints are just re-soldered.

Damage to the body of the jack itself means replacement of the DC Power Jack, or replacement of the USB/DC Power Jack circuit board, itself.

(Unless you, or an acquaintance can un-solder, and solder real well, the option may be to just replace the USB/DC Power Jack circuit board)

DC Power Jack proves to be OK?

Problem is one, or more Power MOSFETs on the motherboard.
These determine if the Battery needs a trickle charge, or a full charge, or no charge at all.
Also determines if the laptop is to just run off of the AC adapter, and not the Battery.

This example is for HP Pavilion dv6000 and Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC's. You can use it for cross-reference information.
(Location of the Power MOSFETs on your laptop's motherboard. General idea of what they look like ),

http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

What? Looks like motherboard replacement to you?
OK
Let's price a Fairchild Semiconductor International - FDS6679 - Power MOSFET,

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=FDS6679

If you buy one the cost is $1.01 USD

Look to see if the Power MOSFET/s are burned. Blackened, bubbled, or blistered.

There is one more small component, that if bad will produce the same results;
Ceramic Capacitors.

Look back at the Mayohardware blog. Look at the second photo down with the AO4407 Power MOSFET circled in Yellow.

Note the small rectangular shape to the immediate right, that has the wide dark band on it. There is one above it, one above that, and one to the right of the top one.

See if any of these, (No matter what the size. Look at all of them), are burned. Blackened, bubbled, or blistered.

http://www.mouser.com/Passive-Components/Capacitors/Ceramic-Capacitors/Multilayer-Ceramic-Capacitors-MLCC-SMD-SMT/_/N-b2cj?P=1z0wquyZ1z0t6fg

NOT stating these are ones to use. Just showing average cost.
.42 to .76 cents USD. Approximately a half dollar to three-quarters of a dollar.

Motherboard?

Average example,

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-M140-Motherboard-HC425/dp/B001155N0U


$200 USD

Average example of the -> package type of the Power MOSFETs used,

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:oER5NNz8cwcJ:www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FD/FDS6675BZ.pdf+Fairchild+FDS6675BZ&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShOhWPjm_M-ROHme4iEMrztCTOd-28jNiy1hVLQQh_VOyv8zcXEVDB_iTQA6MuZO88UmRkDgjyW9j4CP2aIJ-4DS-h6JNM3lvxldeApQeecmz_DADCw1s7tmNLxfPknqX14SZP6&sig=AHIEtbS_rYUAeo_8rB9YHkW05ZjLqeH4Jg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uiroWBkdFY&feature=fvwrel

You don't need a Soldering Station. A low Wattage soldering iron, and that tip.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps140M/en/sm/index.htm

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 08, 2012 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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advent N270 netbook will not charge. Orange light comes on initially then goes off. Also when I wiggle the plug into the laptop the light flashes on and intermittently.


It sounds like either a bad connection on the motherboard or a broken wire in the adapter making intermittent connection.

1. With the power adapter disconnected, do you have a power light? This would indicate the adapter is good and the plug is questionable.

2. Check your power adapter output with a multi-meter.(be sure to wiggle the wires around) If the power fluctuates, replace the plug.

3. If the power is solid, replace the motherboard connector.

Nov 22, 2010 | Intel Computers & Internet

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problems


first is the ac adapter hard to tell if its working or not
even if green light is on, it could be the end that plugs into laptop

next is the dc jack , take a toothpick or something
and touch the pin inside the jack where you plug the adapter
if this moves just a bit, the pin is broke , a new dc jack is 5 bucks on ebay or more, but youll have to take apart to install new jack

Mar 01, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook

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Gateway Solo 9550 will not power on at all.


first you would try the least expensive
make sure your ac adpater works
the plug could be bad on the end
next is the pin inside the dc jack where you plug it in, if the pin moves just a little , you may need a new dc jack sold on ebay cheap
make sure the battery is out when testing

Dec 12, 2008 | Gateway Solo 9550 Notebook

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