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Replaced my motherboard, Emachine M6811

Replaced my motherborad, thought that it was bad, I screwed up, it was my power adapter. Now the laptop will not power up. The start button lights up, but nothing happens, and after about 20-30 seconds the power button goes out.

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  • garyVan Nov 16, 2008

    Tried it with the battery, still did nothing, thanks for trying.

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Check out with your battery

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