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- Posted on
April 21, 2006, 8:35 am
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Anybody who can help a newbie laptoper?
My girlfriends laptop started
having problems charging the battery and
eventually died. Now the thing won't
even run off the A/C supply
alone. The CD RW starts up and the processor fan
gets going but none
of the light indicators come on. All we're left with is a
screen, the BIOS doesn't even try to get going. Have tried other
adapters with and without the battery and still no joy. It's
not the screen
either as it turns out.
Any advice much appreciated. I fear its a problem with
the mobo which
would, I guess, be pretty expensive to get sorted. Although on
bright side it would mean that I can take it to bits if its going to
Thanks all, sorry for the waffle, 1st post you see :)
Re: Laptop won't boot, not even try to start BIOS
Certainly sunds familiar, the power jack in the back of the laptop is
prone to breaking. They can sometimes be repaired, but frequently
require a new motherboard.
One popular workaround is to get a docking station that feeds power in
thru the dock connector instead of the power jack. A somewhat less
palatable optionis to get a dead laptop of the same kind (with maybe a
broken screen) that'll charge the battery for you.