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Determine if Your Motherboard Is Dead

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ASUS x45a will not boot up. Some indicator lights come on. then go right off? Motherboard?

Computer will not boot. Indicator light under light bulb and, battery charge and WiFi symbols come on. The battery one stays on, the other 2 go off. Screen remains black.. I have tried: Completely discharged batter and recharged, swapped out battery known to work. I think it was caused by: Motherboard? CPU?

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Laptop repair, Motherboard replaced or not?

I have given my laptop for repair as it was not working. He kept the laptop with him for 5 days and told me that the Motherboard is not working. I was told by my friend that he might have replaced your Motherboard with a duplicate one. How to recognize if it is Original one or not? Please let me now. I have tried: I have asked some of my friends and explored

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It is really hard to tell: motherboards can be picked as very identical to each other, making OS reinstallation redundant. Unless BIOS versions differ and you remember the number of the previous one or unless you have recorded the serial number, it is often nigh to impossible to tell the difference. To check the serial number of the motherboard, press the Windows key, type "cmd", and press "Enter". Then, type this command:

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WMIC baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serial number

You will get the name and the serial number of your current motherboard. If you have the previous motherboard serial number saved somewhere (for example, in a manual), then you can tell if it was replaced.

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My laptop screen is died while using it?

I bought a new memory and installed both, laptop won't turn on. But I have the power lights turned on and CD door will open, and you can plug in a USB light and it will work. I have tried: New RAM cards, not able to get the monitor to work in VGA. So maybe the VGA has no driver I don't know. I think it was caused by: Screen may have fried but I can't get the monitor to work

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The laptop Acer Aspire ES1-511 is trying to turn but it won't boot up at all?

The laptop Acer Aspire ES1-511 is trying to turn but it won't boot up at all. The vent is turning on for a second and then it dies.. Do you think the motherboard is dead?

This can be caused by several reasons.

  1. 1
    Bad charger.
    A charger has a power supply unit that can be faulty. If you have a spare charger with the same amperage (for example, 4 A) and voltage (for example, 220 V), then you can use it. You can use a higher amperage if a charger has a stabilizer, which is possible to tell only with an amperemeter.
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    Connected devices.
    Remove all of the USB devices to test that.
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    Faulty battery.
    Remove it and try to boot up only with a charger running into a wall socket.
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    Faulty or dirty RAM contacts or RAM socket.
    Getting to RAM is really hard in Acer ES1-511; so, it is recommended to bring the laptop to the service center to check for RAM defects along with motherboard and GPU defects. However, if you want to get to RAM, then you must have experience with taking laptops apart. Again, you must be sure that you will not damage the laptop. You will need to turn the notebook over and remove all of the screws from the back cover. Lift the cover slightly and carefully by using a plastic object along one edge closer to the touchpad. Disconnect any connectors and remove the disk drive. Disconnect the GPU connector too. Then, you will need to turn over the small circuit board in the middle, which has the GPU unit, to reveal RAM. Take RAM out and clean it with an eraser. Clean the socket too. Reassemble everything.
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    GPU and motherboard faults.
    Bring the laptop to an Acer service center.
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Laptop with no screen output and fan not spinning?

I have a Samsung np550 laptop of which the BIOS settings and screen shows only on random intervals. Otherwise the fan just spins and stops. No screen output.. I have tried: I have Dismantled my laptop, removed the BIOS battery ,interchanged the RAM. Tried with removing hard disk, optical drive etc. Tried running the system with only PSU power by removing battery.

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But no result.. I think it was caused by: I have removed the laptop to clean the dust from the internal cooling fan .After cleaning and fixing it back I have tried to run the OS to check every thing was working fine. The OS booted up but unfortunately the connection with the hard disk lost in between. I have forcefully shutdown the system and reconnected the hard disk properly and booted again but it have shown the BCD have corrupted. Then again I tried to boot but BIOS didn't showed up. Could it be the firmware has been corrupted.

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My laptop was fully charged, I used it for 30 minutes, it was working properly, I shutdown for few minutes then I restarted, it shows no result on the screen and no light sign upon charging?

My laptop shows no sign on screen and no light button. I have tried: I tried to see it, can be on by using charger. I think it was caused by: Is the motherboard dead

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Can't determine power supply or motherboard?

After I get ride of all dust in my PC, it didn't start, just nothing but the fan is moving, can't read HDD, what should I do? I even tried taking off the battery from motherboard to reset it to factory. I have tried: For 15 min take off my watch board battery to reset it, but can't open. I think it was caused by: Power supply

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Motherboard issues the laptop doesn't power up and keeps on shutting down after few seconds?

When I plug in the power cable, the laptop powers on automatically without pressing the start up button, then after few seconds it goes off and continues with the process until I unplug the power cable. No displays, but the fans is spinning, the battery led normally blinks continuously as the process continues

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Laptop not booting up and can not display?

My laptop is COMPAQ. the power led indicates that power is passing through the motherboard but still does not come on, so when I remove everything I found out that, the CPU fan is not working, but I am not sure what is cause and what is not good anymore on the motherboard.

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Laptop was working set aside for a couple of months but no post today?

I have tried every suggestion I could find on the internet. HP DV6 blinking caps lock. I have tried: Everything I could find on the internet. I think it was caused by: No idea. PC was working, not used for 4 or 5 months, no post

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I have an ASUS g73jh laptop. BIOS doesn't boot but fan are spinning, I had some issues with the memory sockets?

I have an ASUS g73jh laptop. BIOS doesn't boot but fan are spinning, I had some issues with the memory sockets?. I have tried: Remove the memory sticks one by one and tried different combination and it appears that 2 sockets went bad.. but yesterday I could access to the BIOS, now impossible!

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Dell laptop shuts down on startup?

My laptop hit the floor. I can't start it with the start button, only when I plug in the power cord. The start button seems jammed. It loads logo, then says beep and turns off about 5 seconds after. . If I press F2 or F12 the bar starts to load, but it still shuts down.. Someone said motherboard is broken!

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"Entering Power saving mode". How to rectify it?

Power Supply is fine, Monitor is also working fine (I checked with other system), my CPU boots, fans are running, but at start-up monitor shows "Entering Power saving mode". and sometimes rear fan will not run properly. How to rectify it?

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My ASUS laptop n550jk is not turning on. no any sound, no lights, no fan running, no charging. what could be the problem. please help me?

My ASUS laptop n550jk is not turning on. no any sound, no lights, no fan running, no charging. what could be the problem. please help me.. I have tried: Once I connect the charger and press the power button for 30 second laptop heat up. and nothing happen. I think it was caused by: I'm confused. I have no idea

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HP Envy 17t-k200 no power, won't turn on with battery or power supply cord?

Worked fine yesterday, today no power. Tried alternate power supply and cord, and other outlets, nothing.. . Trying to figure out if it is the motherboard and approximately how much it would cost to buy a new motherboard for this computer (is it worth it to fix). I have tried: We do not know what to try. We are told it is likely the motherboard. We tried to different power supply cords, in different outlets, with and without battery. The machine will not turn on at all. It is a brick.. I think it was caused by: Again, based on what we have found on the internet and from two repair people we talked to, the is most likely the motherboard. Could be the power button board, but highly unlikely. We are trying to figure out how much a new motherboard for this machine costs, where we might be able to purchase it, and if it makes sense to do that or to buy a new computer based on the price.

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