Laptop not working
Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:06 PM
I really believe the drop of power and then probably when the breaker was turned back on there was a surge of some sort. This may have caused damage to the system.
My personal suggestion is to take it to a shop and have them look at it.
Charge your brother for his causing the problem (I couldn't resist the jab at him)
Since the system is getting power as the lights and everything do power up for a second or two and then power off, I would have to believe the cpu or mainboard took the blunt of the shock.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:36 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:40 PM
Now the only thing left is Memory and the Mainboard
Memory is going to be hard to test since laptop memory can't be tested in anything but a laptop itself.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:42 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:47 PM
Also before you do this please make sure the memory from yours is compatible with hers.
Check the memory also when you take it out of yours for any burn marks. This could cause the issue also.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:03 PM
am I doomed to buy a new one? or is it possible that its repairable??
Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:29 PM
I'll be honest with you...I have been doing this for about 14 years now and I have never seen a motherboard repaired.
At least correctly.
With the circuits in them if there is a small crack in the board the circuits will never work correctly.
The bad news is that you will probably have to buy a new mainboard.
I wish I could tell you different but without taking it to a laptop repair shop and spending money to have them go through it. I see no other way to diagnose the problem with the board.
At the very least if the board was brand new you might be able to get the manufacturer to replace it under warranty.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:06 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:22 PM
The other issue is if the surge protector is actually working or not.
Third I would adopt out your brother
Next I'm not sure if rebuilding this system again is really worth it.
For the 400 dollars you would have paid for 2 new mainboards you could realistically buy a new Laptop.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:54 PM
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