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Will not turn on

Some lights come on when laptop plugged into power adaptor - if tap on the pc beside the on/off switch occasionally begins to start up but will tend to cut out. Heard this could be a processor problem or a motherboard problem?

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  • sammydad1 Jan 27, 2009

    I am working on the same problem. My battery is totally **** so I can't be sure it isnt part of the problem.

    One thread i saw mentioned opening the top ALL the way open so the screen is flat, and then trying to power on....

    I am not if it really is a motherboard isue or a **** battery issue or a power adpater issue or some combination of the three...or something else all together. I got it to boot after "charging" the battery for almost a day, but MAN was it HOT, the battery that is...I was afraid I might burn myself.

    After XP booted, it showed it had like 11 Hours of charge at 50% so obviously it is way out of calibration. When I tried to calibrate within the BIOS, it kept saying the AC adpater was not plugged in, which it was..... so now it added more confusion to the process...

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Just check first the power consumption in the motherboard..you dissamble the laptop remove motherboard and check the power supply area of motherboard if the current goes in, is the same as the voltage of your laptop...check with the digital meter..
if not the same, you can replace first the power jack before anything else..because the processor cant be damage like that only,maybe i will believe for the mainboard but processor...its hard to damage..unless you will broke the pin....this idea based on my experience only....

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