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Mainboard shutdown i pluged my laptop over the night, only to turn it on the next day but it will not come on. it only indicated that the battery was charging with the batt charging indicator led on when it was pluged. i checked the adapter and the wall socket every thing seemed ok. i opened the my laptop and after a series of random testings using a small digital meter on the components i found one small smd(surface mounting device)fuse on the board dead. i bridged it with a tiny wire and pluged it again hoping that was the only thing wrong and pluged it again. but this time the batt charging led did'nt lit on and the led on the adapter blinked. i felt it was a back voltage something definately was stoping the current from flowing therby returning voltage to the supply adapter.i removed the wire and replaced the dead fuse things went back to how they were before i had my hands on it. then i thought that fuse was not only component dead onthat board. before now i had done little troubleshootings like removing the cpu, changing the RAM making sure it was'nt a hardware thingy. finally i resorted to change the mainboard. but i thought it a nice idea if i could fix it ratherthan buying another of those expensive mainboards. this morning i browsing and found you guys could be of great help. what do i do next?

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    HARMONY NWABUISI Sep 10, 2008

    hi saigua,

    thanks for ur fast responce.

    it won't come on even with the power connected. rather it only indicated battery charging.

    thank i get ur advise never trying things at ramdom again. i meant i was checking for only fuses on the mainboard as they were likely to be the most venulrable to current.



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Never do that to fuses, search the web (especially the site of your laptop's maker) for common cures to your situation, and failing diagnosis recommending a particular cure, don't do stuff at random.  That sort of thing sort of sounds like a battery issue; won't the thing come on with no battery, but the power power connected?

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