I apparently have a overheated FoxConn ML1-H94V-0 motherboard so the computer shop said. We brought it home took it apart to see what may have happened. They apparently tried to super glue the keyboar
LOL, why did they have to super glue the keyboard? Sounds like you were dealing with Gober and Gomer Pyle Repair Shop. :)
Did you ever notice anything before the laptop died? Did you ever smell smoke or like something was burning? Did the laptop continuously cut off or had problems booting up?
You said it was overheating, so in order to do that it had to be running until it got hot then it would shut down. if you tried to boot it back up it would not work until the laptop cooled off.
Now when you plug the power cord in, does it do anything? Any lights shows up?
Take note of the DC Jack where the power cord plugs into the laptop. Sometimes that will burn out if you get a power surge when you plug the laptop in. Also take an ink pen and make sure that the little pin inside the dc jack is tight. If there is any play or wiggling that can cause the laptop not to boot.
Maybe you had a fan that was not running that caused it to overheat.
Maybe the Thermal Paste on the CPU and Heat Sink had dried up or was too thin to keep the unit cool.
While you have it apart put a fresh coat of Thermal Paste on the CPU and Heat Sink. Before you put the thermal paste on turn the one screw that holds the cpu in place, remove the cpu then put it back in and turn the screw to secure it.
Take a can of compressed air and blow out the dust from the fan, vents and all inside the laptop.
Put the laptop back together and see if it boots. Notice if you see any lights, hear any fans, hear the hard drive spinning..
May 02, 2012 |
HP PC Laptops