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Dead system. When I connect the AC power adapter to the laptop, the lights on front panel light up green yellow and red. When I press the power on button the red led will go out some times if held down for a while. No PC function at all. Will do nothing except light up the front led's. I have used a known working AC pwr adapter as well as check the output for proper voltage. That area is okay. Reads 19 volts. The laptop has no battery installed and have used it this way for over a year or longer. My real question is where is the power regulator located on this mother board and what should the split voltages be?

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  • ghodges4 Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. lights on front are on, but when press power button, nothing, internet light tries to come on, but will not boot

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