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Old 10-07-13, 01:45 PM   #1
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Need someone who knows about fixing my laptop


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Old 10-07-13, 01:50 PM   #2
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What does it need? I have a very good laptop fixer on my work team.
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whats up with it im good with laptops and computers
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Old 10-07-13, 02:54 PM   #4
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Right remember this terminology might not be accurate lol
My mrs laptop turned on then off by itself ,
Wouldn't charge,
Thought charger lead,
Brought it to a guy who checked lead, not it,
Thought charger port , not it

Now saying its the mother board and it's fubar,

Acre laptop , nothing really on it , wife uses it for gumtree and wee boy uses it for YouTube





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Will it run with mains connected and battery out?
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Haven't got it back yet to try

But little charger light at charging port wasn't lighting up when plugged in to mains


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your in luck martin, i'm a second line IT tech for Group IT could be the power supply inside the laptop that has gone duff...ive seen it happen to a few HP, ACER and Toshiba laptops...

EDIT: i just re read your post, did it turn on my itself? or was it turned on then it went off? did it ever get hot when in use ie fans got loud and obvious feel of heat?




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Old 10-07-13, 05:43 PM   #8
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A few quick things you can try yourself without spending a penny.

1. Blow/hoover out any vents on the laptop - overheating could cause it to turn itself off, but it's not likely to be the cause of it failing to turn on since.

2. Remove the battery, leave unplugged for a few minutes, during which try pressing the power button a couple of times - it won't turn it on but with no power source, pressing the power button can utterly drain any stored power in capacitors etc. Then with the battery still removed, plug it in and see if anything happens when you pretty the power button. If it turns on but wont with the battery installed it might be a dodgy charging circuit in which case it might be something you can only use on mains without a battery.

3. Get some quiet time, and give the power plug a little wiggle when plugged in and listen closely - loose connections (not completely failed ones) can often make a little electrical ticking as the connection is made and fails (you're actually hearing a spark so small it wont do any damage). This might help you isolate the problem if it's the socket.

4. Is there a power LED on the power brick? If there is and it isn't lighting up, it may be dead (the brick) - if there is a light and it lights up, if you have access to one, try checking it with a multimeter - most laptop power bricks put about 19v out (yours should have its exact output printed on it somewhere) - see if there's anything.

If it turns out it's the motherboard, then your only real option is to buy one from a laptop breaker or buy a spares/repair unit from ebay and see if you can make one good one out of two - most laptop motherboards cost as much as, or more than the laptop - the manufacturers tend to hugely overprice them so they can keep them for warranty issues and only sell them at a price high enough to allow them to give a warranty customer a complete system if they can't fix it because of the part no longer being available (ie sold to you).
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I know a bit myself Martin. Battery/charger are first suspects then the dc jack on the laptop.

And a lot of the time its the motherboard which usually has to be replaced...

Using the laptop in bed where the fan is being blocked up can be a cause of this...
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Old 11-07-13, 10:20 AM   #10
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Think motherboard it is


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