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My EliteGroup ECS G553 laptop won't power up or turn on.

I believe someone tripped over the power cord. The DC-IN connector might be damaged. I'd like instructions on taking the the computer apart and getting to the motherboard.

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

    Helloo, i have the same problem with the computer, the led indicator for battery charge work fine but my laptop wont turn on. Do you find any solution?

  • jtestthis Jun 21, 2008

    My T40 battery was running down so I plugged in the cord/transformer but it was the wrong one. Now I have the right cord transformer plugged in and the battery light was green after a bit, but I can't turn the power on. No sound, no whirring, no lights showing going to memory or other drives, nothing. Is there a special way to reset the computer or do something to get it to turn on?

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    my ecs elitegroup also doesnt start.

  • Tinkplink Oct 10, 2008

    The DC In connector is broken. How do I take the cover off so I can replace the connector?



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Helloo, i have the same problem with the computer, the led indicator for battery charge work fine but my laptop wont turn on. Do you find any solution?

Posted on Jan 18, 2008


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Had a look online but cant seem to find a guide for you particular laptop :(

Have you any experience with soldering as you will prob have to solder the connector back on to motherboard?

Is the laptop charging at all when plugged in to the mains?

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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