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i get no type of power or anything to the laptop.. bought new power supply .. not the problem.. any ideas ?

Edited by nmendoza86, 21 July 2005 - 06:56 AM.

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what happens when you press the power button? are there any sounds? smells? any lights what-so-ever? is it still under warranty?
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nothing happens at all no lights go on nothing it gets no power at all and no its not under warranty no more
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ok...so basically....laptop plugged into the wall...nothing......laptop not plugged into the wall....nothing?
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exactly
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alright.....it may be best for you to shell out some dough at a local computer repair place......getting inside of laptops is a personally daunting experience. if you are confortable with it you could open the thing up and look to see if anything looks or smells funny...but i suggest getting a pro inside of it
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Are you sure your battery isn't just dead? Even though your lappy is plugged in the wall, your battery might not be charging because it's broken.
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how do i know if my battery is dead?
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well..one would assume if it were plugged into the wall the battery would be irrellivant?
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So you think a laptop would work without a battery when it would be plugged into the wall?
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nope....i said i assumed it
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[/QUOTE]how do I know if my battery is dead?[QUOTE]

Put it in the freezer for a few hours and put it back in your laptop. If it doesn't work then, it's dead

EDIT: this dang computer is doing weird quoting text. Sorry.

Edited by S A A B, 21 July 2005 - 07:35 AM.

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Usually a laptop's power goes thru the battery and then to the mobo and other devices.
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right....it goes through it......but unless the battery is totaly defunct or the connections between the battery and the laptop are bad one would assume that the power would still reach the laptop even if the battery were dead....sorta the same thing as with a car with a dead batery.....the power from the alternator goes through your battery but if the battery is dead...you can still jumpstart the car
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How can we jumpstart this laptop?
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