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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dead Motherboard?
Testing motherboard components is beyond most users and computer shops these days, especially when it costs more to test than a new board. What you can do is do a visual inspection for physical damage; common items are -broken connectors -capacitors with rounded tops or corrosion at the base -burnt or scorched components or spots on the motherboard -corrosion on the motherboard especially around connectors, solder joints and the CMOS battery. On machines that sit idle for some time when I find physical damage its typically from high humidity, power spikes, dead CMOS batteries and damaged capacitors. Even if I find something physical I will usually replace the motherboard rather than try to fix it and run the real chance of it failing again. More often than not the physical problem we find is usually a symptom and not the actual underlying cause. Since the cost of repair parts is small compared to my labor its more cost efficient for my customers to replace the defective part with a new, warranted part. That minimized the chance of having to pay for my labor again. On the other hand if you want to experiment for the experience then go at it and have fun. Soldering correctly without damaging the part or the board is an definitely an art that takes time to learn.
Posted on Feb 28, 2007
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
The light is probably the power light which is ok, but from past experience it sounds like the board is dead for one reason or other. Is it still under warranty? If it is take it back to where you got it, with the purchase docket if you have it and talk to them about what you have tested and ask for a replacement. If it is out of warranty, try ebay or use www.staticice.com.au to search for the same motherboard if you want to rebuild the system without having to reload windows.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
SOURCE: computer will not startup
The beep codes you describe sound like memory issues or failure, take the system memory out, clean the contacts and the slots with a clean, soft, dry paintbrush. Re-seat the memory firmly and try boot the PC again.
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Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I didn't find your exact model number, but if you want a detailed manual of your mobo the this is the link:
As I did not find your model number, please recheck the model number. If your numbers are correct you should be able to find the documentation you desire at the link above.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
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