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A85-S1072 laptop is dead in the water

I cannot turn on the computer, and there are no indicator lights lit on the front. This is with the unit plugged in and not plugged in on battery power. Took the battery out and plugged it in and still nothing.

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  • jperkowski Dec 09, 2008

    Thanks, I will take a look at that.

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    It appears that the motherboard is bad.

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It is either the ac adapter or the ribbon/cable that connects from the power on button to the motherboard. I disassembled the same model with the same problem and found that the plastic cable/ribbon fastener on the mother board was broken. If that is the case you may be able to use some type of adhesive that is also an electrical insulator to repair the problem.

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