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Starting up samsung x05

When i go to power up my x05 the light comes on for a second then goes off and no power up I can also hear a faint crackle noise too the night befor there was a fair amount of these crackling coming from the x05 while it was on

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  • kopper Sep 11, 2008

    ive taken it apart and have a doner on hand how easy would it be to switch mb's?

  • kopper Sep 11, 2008

    No sign of heat damage though

  • kopper Sep 11, 2008

    Think ive narrowed it down, if I unhook the dvd player or hdd the x05 boots if I attach either dvd or hdd green light goes out .....nothing. are we looking at a juice supply here and if so whats the solution?

  • kopper Sep 11, 2008

    Unfortunately my battery's empty so I cant see if its a malfunction on the MB so Ill get another power supply and see if that corrects the error. I was just thinking if theres a power regulator built in to the MB that is cutting out the power At off position... without the hdd and dvdplayer the x05 boots with the wireless light and the processor indication lights comming on (this is without the screen pluged in as I had to disconnect it to get into the motherboard ) so cant see any messages from the bios OS etc WATCH THIS SPACE back in a few days.


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Sounds as if you have a motherboard problem. If you are not comfortable in taking the bottom half of the case to see if that "crackaling noise" was.. then you can send it into samsung for repairs and estimate. If you are comfortable, first put your nose near a heat vent and see if it smells funny, like a little bit burnt. if so, its a gonner. You can look around once you remove the bottom pannals for burn residue or any signs of problems and report back if you need further assistance

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    Tyson Sep 11, 2008

    Try removing the hardrive and boot up, mabye it died and is causing a short now.

    Mother board replacement isnt difficult, but you need to be VERY exact on when you remove things, and replace them to connect everything thing and anything back to where it was, and to buy the exact replacement.

    If you have a ohms - volts meter test your power supply on the end that connects to the mother board to see if its the problem.

    Try removing your hard drive and see if it will stay on

    try another power cord.

    and if all else fails and you love the laptop,

    search ebay or a local laptop parts store for a new or used mb

    When i work on things like this, i take photos and notes along the way so i can reference where things went. Digital cameras and a note book have made my job so much easier,

    good luck and comment back if you need more help

  • Tyson
    Tyson Sep 11, 2008

    You cannot plug in the hardrive while the system is on, it takes it as a power serge and shuts down, but with both out can you get to your o/s menu?

    if so *********** board is okay, it could be a short on the power supply or on the reciving end of either the hdd or dvd drive,,

    i would narrow it down to the hdd or power supply..

    If it goes to the o.s menu and will turn on with these two items off of the pc, then your hdd is malfunctioning and has caused your computer to constantly restart due to its faluire.. a new hdd will fix your problem


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