Question about IBM (25P3294) Motherboard

2 Answers

IBM Power Hi.  I am not able to get any power to my IBM with the cord plugged in.  The battery has now drained and will not charge.  When I plug in the power cord it does not register as plugged in....still shows the laptop using battery power.  This is a 4 year old IBM, is it fixable or worth fixing?  Also do you think I can retrieve my data from the PC? Thank you for your expert advise!

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 55 Answers

You can experience the following problems.
1. Your power supply is bad or connector on your power supply is broken. Check output voltage on your connector with multimeter.
2. The connector on your laptop is bad. Requires disassembling of your laptop. Depends on the model it could be outside the board or soldered to the board. In any case it requires special skill's to do it.
3. The system board on your laptop is bad. Requires repair or replacement of the board.

I would charge at least $100 to replace your system board or connector on the board. All parts are extra.

Good luck

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 778 Answers

Check the wall plug for power
I have had one where you had to wriggle power fitting in computer (bad plug)
Lap tops are getting cheaper so it could be a viable proposition to upgrade
Any competent local computer shop could transfer files from old computer to new
you could make it a condition of sale

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't identify power source warning


Your AC Adapter Power Cord is bad based on what you are telling in your request for help. You need to replace the AC Adapter Power Cord.

You can further isolate and verify by the following steps:

If you remove the battery, and plug in the power cord, but the computer will not boot up or work, then the power cord is bad.

If you have them both plugged in and you are running off the battery then the power cord is bad and it is not charging the battery. Eventually your laptop is not going to power on because the battery will be drained and cannot be recharged until you get a working Power Cord.

May 15, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Gateway MS2291 wont power up


Did you check the DC Jack where the Power Cord plugs into the laptop? If it is bad (wiggly or loose) then the laptop will not power on. Take an ink pen and put it where the power cord would plug into the laptop and see if the jack wiggles or is broken. If so, that's your problem.

The old power cord might be some good if the problem is with the DC Power Jack.

May 01, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Laptop won't start up


I'm inclined to think that your power cord is bad and you have drained your battery.
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.

Mar 30, 2012 | Fujitsu Siemens Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Why is my acer emachine charging blinks in red


That is a signal that your battery is almost dead or drained. If you have the power cord plugged in and the battery is not charging at all, that means the battery is dead and you need to purchase another one.

In windows xp you should be able to click Start/Control Panel/Power Options. When the power options window opens click the Power Meter tab. It will tell you if your battery is charging.

Now to isolate if it's really the battery that's dead or if it's the Power Cord that's bad. You might really be operating on battery power even though you have the power cord plugged in.
1) Turn the laptop off and remove the battery. Turn it back on with only the power cord plugged in. If it comes and and boots up ok, then your power cord is ok.
2) Turn the laptop off and this time put the battery in, but leave the power cord off. Now hit the power button and see if it boots up. If it does that means you might have a little power still left in the battery, but since it was not charging when the power cord was plugged in, the battery is bad because you verified in step one that the power cord is good.

Mar 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My battery is not charging. The charge light keeps flickering orange once i plug in the charger but it never charges. The computer switvhes of the moment i unplug the computer. what can i do?


Try to perform power drain first. Please follow procedure below.

Take out the battery
Unplugged the power adapter
Press and hold the power button for 30secs
Put the battery back in
Plugged in the power adapter
Turn ON the computer

If same issue will happen after this troubleshooting. I suggest you purchase a new battery. If you unit is still under warranty, you may call IBM tech support for battery replacement.

May 31, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T23 Notebook

1 Answer

With power cord plugged in and without power cord plugged in the pc will not turn on


remove the battery, plug-in power cord then power on. your battery may be completely drain and your power adapter can't give enough supply to power up your laptop and charge the battery at same time. if doing so power on your laptop, charge your battery for about 12 hours without turning the power of your laptop

Nov 03, 2009 | ASUS EEEPC901-GP010X Netbook

1 Answer

IBM Thinkpad R40 power problem


This sounds like a power cord or connector problem.
these cords offten break at the back of the connector to the lap top. When you hold it just right it will work. Otherwise it acts up.
If the battery were in good shap it would smooth out the issue but....
Replacment power cord/transfomers are reasonable on e-bay many come out of china and are inexpensive. also consider an all in one type that will be upgradeable for your nest notebook and work in the car or airplane as well as the house. I like Igo brand and Targus but they are a personal preferance.
bg

Nov 25, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

1 Answer

Battery indicator flashes even when plugged in to electrical plug, computer recognizes plug-in. Computer will not run with power cord.


The battery indicator flashing when plugged in to electrical plug means your battery is completely dead and won't charge. You're computer should run with just the power cord. Your power cord most likely needs replacement.

If you know anyone with the same model of laptop ask if you can borrow their power cord and/or battery to test it out. It is rare for the problem to be the motherboard, though it does happen.

It may just be the power cord at fault as the computer should run without the battery, so you should replace the power cord, as it is probably the reason the battery is completely dead.

If the battery is at least a year old I would replace it since they generally don't last too much longer than a year.

Sep 09, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM (25P3294) Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

88 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18355 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...