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No power after cleaning the motherboard

I recently cleaned the dust balls from the inside of my laptop. What I didn't realize was that I still had the battery pack inside the computer. Once I cleaned out the dust balls with the air duster I started it up and everything was working fine until the power cable harness accidentally popped out of it's socket because the ribbon was so short and the power panel was not in a good position. Since I didn't realize the battery pack was still in the computer I went to put the power harness back in it's socket but couldn't do it on the first try and I saw a red light come on to the power panel on the second or third try. Now the computer won't turn on, no lights, no fan, no nothing! I took out the battery pack and just plugged it in to the regular power supply also and nothing happens and tried to reset the computer too and still nothing! Is my motherboard dead or is there another problem that is easily fixable?

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  • alilind2002 Feb 24, 2008

    I tried the battery with & w/o the charger and just the charger and still nothing and nothing looks bad, black or smells burnt on the motherboard. I even thought it might be that I burnt out the power harness but I tried that in my other same laptop and it works........so there goes that theory.

  • alilind2002 Feb 26, 2008

    HA! I got it started but it needs a new power cable harness and now there is no video, just a black screen. Any suggestions here?

  • alilind2002 Feb 26, 2008

    Ha! Got it started but it needs a new power cable harness and also I have just a blank black screen, no video. Any suggestions?

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Damn, you got some bad luck there. without actually haveing the laptop in my hands I can't offer much assistance.

Try to turn it on with and without the battery, then with the battery and without the charger. if noting happens after a few trys you can open it up again and look if something smells bad or looks bad (black or otherwice burned)

Of you can take the laptop to a pc repair center for analysis.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Ekse Feb 24, 2008

    Theres noting more anyone can do remotely, the problem is hardware and I recommend you take the laptop to a pc repair shop for analysis.

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