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I have it plugged and connected, however, there power light shows no indication nor is it being read by the computer.

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Screen doesn't come on power indicator light on when plugged in, any suggestions?


1) Unplug AC adapter (Charger) from surge protector strip. Unplug AC adapter from laptop. Plug AC adapter back into power, then plug back into laptop.

No?

Then the AC adapter needs to be checked.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-ADAPTER-CHARGER-Everex-Stepnote-NM3500W-NM3900W-bfj-/390447149498?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item5ae876b1ba

The AC adapter converts high 100 to 240 Volts AC, from your home or business; into 19 Volts DC. (19VDC)

Looking at the AC adapter example above, the plug end that plugs into the laptop; has two connections;

1) The Center Hole is the Positive connection.
2) The outside cylindrical metal shell is the Negative connection.

Using a multimeter to check;
Set the Function knob to DC Voltage. If just a symbol, the symbol is a dotted line over a solid line.
If there is more than one DC Voltage scale, set the Function knob to the 0-50 Volt DC scale. (0 to 50 Volt)

The Positive (Red) probe lead goes to the Center Hole.
The Negative (Black) probe lead goes to the cylindrical metal shell.
You should be reading 19 Volts (DC)

Have an assistant gently wiggle the cable FROM AC adapter TO laptop.
Also have the assistant gently wiggle the power cable FROM surge protector TO AC adapter.
Fluctuation in reading on multimeter; indicates a broken wire, in one of those cables.

Replace AC adapter if so.
Not 19 Volt reading? Replace AC adapter.

[An economical multimeter can be purchased, for as little as $5 to $12. An auto parts store is but one place to puchase one. I have seen them on checkout aisle racks, in major discount stores.

I can guide you step by step with it, if you post the manufacturer name, and model number of the multimeter.
Skittish about measuring the voltage? Worried about shock?
I understand. However, I wish you to know that two D cell flashlight batteries, store 3 Volts DC. You will be measuring for 19 Volts DC.

Or take the AC adapter to the nearest small computer shop. The resident tech should only charge a couple of bucks, to test it for you]

AC adapter checks out?
Then the diagnosis goes on.
(Or you may wish to skip to the next step, and perform it first)

DC Power Jack:
The DC Power Jack is the jack on the laptop, that the AC adapter plugs into.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Everex-StepNote-NM3500W-Motherboard-WORKING-/230663580965?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b49eed25

Looking at the photo of the motherboard, you are looking at a Bottom view. The Processor, and Ram Memory are on the Bottom of the motherboard.

There are two silvery looking ports, on the BOTTOM/Left corner.
The one all the way to the Left, is the Ethernet port.
Next to it on the right; is the DC Power Jack.

Another look at the jack not installed;

http://powerjack.us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=105&products_id=13456

Great! Can't find an exact listing for an Everex NM3500w DC Power Jack.
However the above example mounts the same. The connecting prongs (pins) on bottom, may be in a different pattern, though.

Click on the photo to enlarge.
This shows a bottom view of the jack. The rounded tipped prongs go through holes in the motherboard, and are soldered on the opposite side.

The prong all the way in the back of the jack, left side; goes to the Center Pin. The Center Pin is the Positive connection.
The prong coming up from it in the middle, is for the Negative connection. It goes to the contact/s surrounding the inner hole, in the jack. (Inner hole around the Center Pin)

Battery removed, AC adapter removed; see if you can gently move the Center Pin, using an eraser on the end of a No.2 pencil.

ANY perceptible movement means the DC Power Jack needs to be replaced.
If it seems the entire jack itself moves, problem may just be a cracked solder joint, or joints. Or may be a bad power jack.

A cracked solder joint will make an intermittent contact, or No contact at all; of DC Power Jack TO motherboard.
Battery will not receive power, laptop will not turn on.

Power On LED indicator is on? Means nothing really. Uses way less than 1 Watt of power to light that LED. (Light Emitting Diode)
A cracked solder joint could allow that much power, but not enough to turn the Processor on.

DC Power Jack seems fine, from this simple cursory test?
You really have to disassemble the laptop, remove the motherboard, and check; to be sure.

See if by gently wiggling the Body of the DC Power Jack, if there is any perceptible movement.
Use a bright light, and magnifying glass; to carefully scrutinize for a cracked solder joint.

AC adapter checks out? DC Power Jack checks out? Next in line are the Power MOSFET's.
Now we are talking board level component replacement; (SMD's), Or motherboard replacement.

!O_O!
Using the HP Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC's; for info about Power MOSFET's in the charging/power section, of the laptop's motherboard. (DC to DC Circuit),

http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

Cost exceeds repairing laptop feasibly, and you need to retain the information on the Harddrive?
Suggest removing harddrive, and installing in an economical external enclosure.

The harddrive resides in a Harddrive Caddy. A sheet metal enclosure. Then both are installed in the laptop. The sheet metal Harddrive Caddy is removed, so the Harddrive can be installed in the external enclosure.

Don't know what technology the Harddrive uses.
Do not know if it is an IDE (PATA) unit, or a SATA unit.
DO KNOW that it is a laptop harddrive, and will be 2.5 inches across in Width.

(2 and 1/2 Inches)

Once the Harddrive is removed, you can look the model number up on the internet, and see if it is an IDE, or SATA unit.

[IDE is referred to as PATA also. Parallel ATA.
SATA is Serial ATA,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA ]

You can also post back here with the Harddrive's model number, and I can find the information out for you.

IDE (PATA) example;

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1086960&CatId=2782

(Scroll down)

SATA example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5601768&CatId=2783

Scroll down)

Reviews I found on the 'net were few, and lacking. One's for sale on places like Ebay, give sketchy information on what the laptop even looks like.
However I believe I can guide in disassembling, if you wish.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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What type of hardrive do i need for my packard bell istart 2369 desktop computer?


For one, I abhor Packard Bell, and the lack of support for it's users, of older computers.

If you don't support your computers, I say do not buy one from them.
(Oh, excuse me. For $$$$$$ they will)

Can't even find the specifications on the internet, (I do not own one), and Peckard Bell Support is of no help.

So let's do it another way.

What kind of cables connect to the Harddrive?

This will tell us if it is an IDE unit, or a SATA unit.

An IDE, (Also known as PATA), harddrive uses a flat ribbon cable, for it's data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

Click on the photo all the way to the upper right. Shows a blue connector on a grayish flat cable.

The power cable for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Shown here,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Note the harddrive shown in the photos, is an IDE harddrive.


If it is a SATA unit, it will use a SATA power cable.
Has 15 contact pins in the connector.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

The SATA power cable has an L connection on the inside, to match the L connection on the back of the harddrive.

Same with a SATA data cable, only it is shorter in width, and has 7 contact pins,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Also look at the label of the harddrive, and state what you see.
Is it a Seagate harddrive? What is the size? 250GB?

Smaller? Larger?

Once we find this info out, I can recommend harddrives.

Be aware that the Windows operating system was on that harddrive.
If you install a new harddrive, it won't have Windows on it.

You will need to obtain a genuine copy of Windows, and install it.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 13, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When hd is plugged in, it installs device and drivers automatically. it never shows up under my computer but in the taskbar it shows safely remove hardware. power light shows orange but harddrive light...


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

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SimpleTech 1TB External Hard Drive Silver My hard drive suddenly quit working. I plugged the hard drive in and powered on and the white power indicator light came on then just started flashing. The...


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
then check.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer too then your harddrive has internal issue.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa

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Screen does not turn on but green light is on.


Green light indicates the monitor is getting power. Nothing coming up on the screen indicates, No Signal.

No signal from the computer. This means the computer itself isn't working.

A bad power supply in the computer can cause this. A bad power supply is the leading cause of desktop computer failure. It is replaceable, and can be done by the owner relatively easy.

You may have a computer tower that the Power light comes on, you hear fan/s spinning, (Including the Power Supply fan), and it sounds like the harddrive is running.

ALL the lights in your computer use less than 1 Watt.
EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.
A harddrive sitting there spinning in an endless loop, consumes about 2 to 3 Watts.

A Processor uses 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.

A weak Power Supply will have enough power for lights, fans, and that harddrive sitting there spinning.
It won't have enough power to turn on the Processor.

[No processor operating, then the harddrive sits there spinning in an endless loop, because there is no processor to find the boot sector]

For a test, connect your monitor to a know good computer. See if it works.
Now connect that other monitor to your computer.

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No power only plug light and battery light is on


Hello,

The lights are indicators of which operation does your laptop operates.
1. Power indicator is lighten to green meaning you are in the mode of charging your power.and if the power indicator turns to orange meaning you are now using battery power or the charging is finished.
2. Reading indicator is blinking meaning your laptop is currently processing but if the Reading indicator is not blinking and made a static light then your system is in hang up or not reading the processes.
3. Wireless indicator is blinking or lighten then you are in the a wireless mode connection. Also the bluetooth and Infrared connectivity.
So please check which light indicator is lighten when you on your laptop.

Thanks

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I managed to fix it by unplugging the harddrive from the main electrical power source.

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Engine light comes on, lack of power,sounds like a filter, what do you think


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unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

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