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Laptop won't turn on, blinking blue light

I am very concerned with this problem. I was using my computer normally, I had it plugged in with AC power. But then I noticed it was running out of battery. That seemed ridiculuous at the time since I had it plugged in. So evidently it wasn't getting AC power so it was on battery power. The computer turned off after the battery drained completely. When I tried to turn it on again, having it connected to AC power, the power light blinks rapidly and the computer simply won't turn on. I sent it to the repair center and they simply tell me it's the motherboard and that it will cost me $800 or more... What I don't understand is... If my computer's motherboard is fried, how come my computer was working perfectly until the battery went out of power. Honestly, what I thought at first is that there was a problem with the AC adapter :( Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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  • ILSELEAL Nov 18, 2007


    Thanks a lot for your response. I never had a chance to know what exactly caused the problem because they finally fixed it at the repair center. I am a little suspicious because as soon as they knew I had warranty, they dumped the fried-motherboard theory and fixed my computer in half an hour. They told me that it was the AC adapter and that a part of my motherboard (specifically a resistance) was fried but that they were able to repair it (I mean is it even possible to repair a resistance even if they told me from the start that they had no spare parts available?).

    So I'm guessing they must have done something like the suggestion number 2. I'll never know for sure.

    Thanks a lot for you help :)



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First suggestion :
if some 1 with the same computer model can lend you his battery or ac adapter or both for a while u can then make sure if ur battery is ok.

second sugestion:
get to the mainboard
there is a jumper near the cmos battery usually shows the
word (jbat) near it , try to change its position for some
seconds while power is off , this way will clear cmos and set the
mainboard bios to default settings.
start the system hit delete or F2 to enter setup then exit saving changes.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007


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