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My laptop won't start

Hp Pavillion zt1114 i think it has something to do with the battery or the motherboard thing that makes it start because it won't start even if plugged, i don't know what to do, i'd like to fix it myself

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  • Don D May 11, 2010

    First - Its not the battery. If the laptop wont even start on AC power something else is wrong.

    2nd. Do you get the battery charge light when iuts plugged in?

    If not try another AC adapter - its the cheapest solution.

    What happens when you hit the power button? Do you get power but nothing on the LCD, or no reaction at all?



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I am facing the same problem right now with my gateway notebook. My laptop will work with the battery atached but not with the power adapter plugged in. In a case like this, there is probably a problem with the motherboard. I disassembled my laptop and tested the dc adapter on the motherboard with a multimeter while the it was plugged in only to find that there was no voltage going into the circuit. I also noticed that the small post inside the dc adapter was loose. This tells me that I may have a bad dc adapter. But this may not be the case with your laptop but it is possible. If you are not able to do this test then I suggest you have it looked at by a proffessional. I you don't have any experience with circuitry you can easily damage your motherboard. HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL.

Posted on May 17, 2008


I've tried other adaptors already... there's no reaction at all when i hit the power button. What else could it be?

Thank you for responding

Posted on Feb 11, 2008


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