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Changed screen, now no power

I changed the broken screen of my ipaq rx3115. power was working fine before, but now there is no power at all.

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Disassembly and assembly it again, putting close attention to how the mainboard is assembled, and all the wires and connectors are placed.

If the switch that senses when the rear cover lid is not working fine, won't power on.

If during the assembly of the PDA you had by accident something that prevents the swithc to work, you will have the problem.

You have to check also the contacts for the battery on the ain board. Check that are not damaged, bent or desoldered.

Other possible reason is that during the repair of the LCD screen, the mainboard was forced, bent or warped, then you will have a more serious problem, since tiny smt capacitors are cracked very easy, which causes an electrical short, preventing the PDA to power on.

Diagnosctics and repair of it needs a qualified technician for it.

Best regards,

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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