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My laptop does not want to power up

The laptop was working fine till yesterday and when i turned it on today - dead. The battery was not keeping charge lately. However I used to power it up on the power supply and leave the battery in place. I checked the charger and it is giving out the right voltage. Do you think that it is the motherboard?

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    Alcatrazx Jan 07, 2009

    Hi mate.

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I don't think that it does apply in this case because the battery was out of its place and the laptop still worked without the battery (of course with power supply). However I will give it a try. Anyhows do you reckon another mobo will be expensive for this?


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Hi Mate

You could well be wright but concidering what you have said about the battery I would try a few things first.

Clean the battery contacts both on the battery and laptop first with Braso or Autosol and then with metholated spirits. Check that the contacts on the laptop side aren't twisted or depresed. Go into a shop and ask wether you can just try a replacement battery instore with the intention to purchase if it works.

Lithium Ion batteries whilst superior to most other rechargeables in power to weight are inferior in life span. If you get 2 years out a Li-ion your doing well, every day after that is a blessing from God. In most laptops the battery acts as a sink/capacitor/regulator ie battery failure = no function.

Hope I'm rite.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • raven447 Jan 07, 2009

    Sorrry I didn't hit the nail on the head. I have tended to notice that laptop components are usualy2 to 3 times the cost of desktops and that the manufacturers repair centre's idea of reasonable labour charge is roughly equivalent to a second morgage.


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