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My Advanced Series GT mount does not power-up. I've replaced the AC adapter with no effect.

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    billku Jun 01, 2012

    I have the same problem and have been told to replace the power board. I got a new board but no instructions on how to replace. Help please.

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Sometimes the pin in the mount needs to be spread out to make good contact.

Also several other things can cause this-- broken hand controller? Does the power light come on? The one on the power panel?

If it does you either have a bad hand controller or a bad hand controller cable.

If the light does not come on try a 12 volt battery pack-- still no light? Then return to Celestron for repair. Contact them here:
http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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What! !O_O!

For a statement, such as, "Motherboard not on", you would be stating the motherboard either does not receive power, or the motherboard does not use the received power.

Primer:
You press the Power On button. The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor (CPU) on; and hands the computer over to the Operating System. (In this case a version of Microsoft Windows)

If the statement is the motherboard is not turning on, you are in effect stating the BIOS chipset is Not receiving power.

Diagnoses must start from the AC adapter (Charger) You need to know if the AC adapter is putting out the correct Voltage. Also while testing have an assistant, gently wiggle the cable FROM AC adapter TO laptop; and power cord TO AC adapter. Any fluctuation in the reading, means a broken wire.

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DC Power Jack checks out OK, then the problem will most likely be the Power MOSFET's on the motherboard. They determine if the Battery is to receive a trickle charge, or full charge. Also determines if the laptop is to run off of the Battery, or just the AC adapter.

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http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

I can give a lot more, than the generic information above, if I had the Model Number of the Acer laptop. This is on the Bottom of the laptop. Post back in a Comment.

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> This has been an ongoing problem with this laptop, and now I can
> hardly get it to power up at all.
>
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the
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> receptacle.
>
> Once the green power light does come on, you press the power switch
> repeatedly to the left to turn the laptop on and nothing happens.
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> I was just wondering what else might be bad internally besides the
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Inside? Yes. (If 'charger' is good)
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Diagnostic flowchart:

A) AC adapter (Charger), has to be KNOWN to be good, before going on.
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The plug end that goes to the laptop, from the AC adapter, has a Center Hole, and a cylindrical outside metal shell.

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B) Check the DC Power Jack.
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ANY perceptible movement of the CENTER PIN, means replacing the DC Power Jack,
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http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

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Have no idea of which LED in front you are referring to.

Do know;

1) Test the AC adapter (Charger) with an economical multimeter.
Average cost is $5 to $12.
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As far as I can tell the DV8 series uses 18.5 to 19 Volts. (DC)
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!O_O!

MOSFET;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOSFET

Power MOSFET;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_MOSFET

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http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

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Scroll down.

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=AO4407

AO4407 has been phased out. Let's look at one of the cross-reference examples given,

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Scroll down.

These will be close to the Power MOSFET's.
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HP Support > Pavilion dv8-1100 using for an example > Manuals download page,

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Scroll down.
HP Pavilion DV8 Entertainment PC - Maintenance and Service Guide; in blue.

This is a free Service Manual.
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