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Laptop won't boot, not even try to start BIOS

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by the_lucky_last, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Hi all,

    Anybody who can help a newbie laptoper

    My girlfriends laptop started having problems charging the battery an
    eventually died. Now the thing won't even run off the A/C suppl
    alone. The CD RW starts up and the processor fan gets going but non
    of the light indicators come on. All we're left with is a blan
    screen, the BIOS doesn't even try to get going. Have tried othe
    power adapters with and without the battery and still no joy. It'
    not the screen either as it turns out

    Any advice much appreciated. I fear its a problem with the mobo whic
    would, I guess, be pretty expensive to get sorted. Although on th
    bright side it would mean that I can take it to bits if its going t
    be useless

    Thanks all, sorry for the waffle, 1st post you see :
    the_lucky_last, Apr 21, 2006
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  2. 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.
    William P.N. Smith, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the advice William, I'll have a look into that.

    It wouldn't surprise me if the power jack's given up - it's not bee
    treated with the most gentle of hands in its brief life

    the_lucky_last, Apr 21, 2006
  4. the_lucky_last

    Marc Guest

    Let me guess, is this an HP laptop?

    Marc, Apr 22, 2006
  5. Surprisingly Marc, no.

    It's one of the famed Eurpoean marvels from Medion and I didn't have
    any say in the choice in the beginning unfortunately. Twas a

    Dan :)
    the_lucky_last, Apr 22, 2006
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