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Laptop won't power up

Was using it just fine then went to exit a program using the ESC key and the screen went blank and the power died on the laptop. After that I could not power it up again using the power button. I removed the main battery, the aux. battery, made sure they were fully charged, checked for full power from the line brick and it is good at the plug to the back of the laptop. I've held down the power button for 1 min. and still no life.

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  • mikekloc May 20, 2009

    No, the laptop is completely dead. If it had any life I would be troubleshooting it from there. If there is a power up circuit controlled by the soft power on button then it may have gotten a static zap and took out the power up chip, what do you think? I am a 25 year electronics tech and I've troubleshot many desktop PC's over the years but never worked on laptops yet. Logically this seems to be a power up chip or a MB issue. Maybe an internal power regulator or fuse inside?

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I tried removing and reseating the ram chips, also removed and reconnected the hard drive and main battery. When I plug in the AC adapter the small LCD panel shows it is charging, but this is the only sign of life the computer shows. The power button does not work or light up the blue ring around it like it normally should. I fear it is a bad motherboard or power logic board, probably got zapped by static.

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Try reseating the RAM, if it doesn't work then test the RAM in another computer.

  • joegarcia88 May 11, 2010

    Does the laptop fan or hard drive responds when you press the power button or is the laptop totally dead?

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You need to replace the RAM ..

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