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I have an Asus A6M notebook (2006) which a couple of weeks ago suddenly wouldn't start up. I press the power button and the green lights come on for a split second only to die again. I left it in for a diagnostic test and was told it was the motherboard and a replacement would cost £450!!! :o(((( Yesterday it suddenly booted up to Windows (xp) only to die after a minute or two... Does anyone PLEASE have any other suggestions as it is no longer under warranty and I may as well have a go myself! :o)
There is nothing you can do mate. The motherboard has a problem and with a notebook you can't simply replace the motherboard with another one, notebook motherboards are all custom fit to that specific computer.
You could spend many days troubleshooting components even if you had in-depth knowledge of computers and still get nowhere. Your symptoms indicate the computer is not even passing the POST most times, which is the most basic Power On Self Test that every computer performs upon initial power up. If it will not pass this test either you have a corrupted BIOS, some BIOS setting is wrong, or you have a hardware problem. If you CAN get into the BIOS you can try to load the default settings, but the diagnostic technician should have already done that.
Sorry for the bad news Sue, if you want suggestions on what computer to replace yours please post back.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
This might be a power supply issue. Typically, laptops will give some kind of indicator as to what the problem is. A simple startup/shutdown issue, without warning or indicator, looks to be a battery/power supply issue.
The first thing is to remove the battery and see if a new one (preferably charged) will work. If you cannot get your hands on a new battery, look to the power supply as a possible culprit. Sometimes the cords get crimped and the signal is intermittent. Wiggle the cord a bit and see if the power returns. If the battery was bad and the power adapter was bad, then the system would not run consistently and repeatedly turn off.
The last issue this could be is an internal motherboard component that has failed. Cheap motherboards for your model can be purchased on Ebay as an economical alternative.
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