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Re: computer is dead will not turn on
When you buy a new motherboard, make sure and get one that accepts the same processor and memory, and video card that you have now. It is not terribly complicated to replace the motherboard but if you have never done it before be prepared to spend a few hours reinstalling your operating system and all the correct drivers for the new motherboard components. Also make sure you get a board that will fit in your computer case, not all boards are the same size.
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At least the motherboard is fried. My guess is that everything in it is dead since when a motherboard dies a nasty death like this it drags down everything with it.
Lesson for the future: if there's even the slightest whiff of water near some sensitive electronics then disconnect it from the power until you are ABSOLUTELY sure the water is gone.
If everything else was working fine (until today) and just the cd-drawer would not open, a damaged systemboard (or motherboard) is highly unlikely.
1) What does "not turn off"? The Laptop or the CD drive?
2) To check what is exactly damaged you could power down the laptop and remove the CD drive entirely. Then power on the laptop. If everything works fine only your cd drive was damaged.
Just open ur P.C cabinate and look when the Power supply is on in ur mother board then there is a green light in ur Mother board ; is it on ?? If the LED is on then I hope ur mother board is ok yet. Then I think there is some connection prob on the pushing button on the cabinate. Check it if it is not then u have to replace ur mother board.
Question are you getting any display from your monitor - if you are there is hope - if not the same thing that took out the power suply has probably fried the motherboard.
The only other thing I would sugest is to flash the BIOS - either locate JP1 or remove the battery (looks like a whatch battery) and cross the terminals with a screwdriver - re-install the battery and see how it goes.
Point: No display = no motherboard.
Good news is that the RAM, Procesor and other components are probably good.
You're not missing any step at all, because with SATA hard drive if its really working your computer should automatically detect it and since this hard drive suddenly stop working there's a possibility that its already fried but if you want you can try this hard drive again to a different computer and if still not detected by second computer its already dead.........
anilkpa, I don't know if your tech ran a diagnostic or was able to.
It doesn't hurt to take it somewhere else for a 2nd opinion. If the mobo is dead I'd do what the tech advised.
Question by FJDM,
"SO WHAT DO YOU DO THROW IT OUT?"
Definately not. Did you buy this new ? As is ? What does your warranty state ? Usually a store will offer a limited warranty and extra avail thru the manufacturer or if you pay more, right thru the store. 15 days seems a little short in any case and you reported the problem to them BEFORE that period.
It sounds like what you're dealing with is a customer service issue, bypass that technician and ask for the Customer Service Manager.