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HP All In One MS214a is Dead

I bought this unit by auction as faulty thinking I may be able to fix-it..I have checked the power supply and its ok and the green LED is lit where the P/S plugs into the Motherboard..but other than that the unit is dead..SO..I have now removed the outer rear plastic cover and the M/B metal cover....Oh dear ?? what next...this is completely different to working on a normal desktop but I presume the same principals apply...IE disconnecting everything till the motherboard is isolated and then power up looking for any life ...But I am no expert so I would certainly welcome any advice that I can get...Thankyou

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I know nothing of this laptop. Although I do have a Hp dv9000. Before you get to far I advise drawing "blue prints" and noting where the screws go and also their color and length. For example; I drew a rectangle and drew landmarks. Then used solid dots to represent black screws and circles to represent silver screws. And maybe a slash beside or through them to represent a longer screw. But youtoube has many dissasembley videos, and I'm sure you can find your model.

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    Hairy Kiore Jan 04, 2013

    Hi..Its a desktop all in one not a laptop but thanks for your interest.. I do have the rear off and now trying to get help on what to do next... g



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