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#1 Sneakycyber

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:22 PM

Gateway MX8711. No lights, No Bells, No ghost in the machine.. Tried new battery, tried new power brick, Tried Removing Cmos Battery, Tried Removing HDD (not sure why was running out of things to unplug) Still nothing. The Laptop was left unattended plugged in for several weeks in a Brown out (temporary loss of AC power) Prone Area. The owner returned aprox 21 days later to find the Laptop Dead. The laptop was NOT plugged into a surge supression strip or into a UPS. The laptop is just a few weeks past Warranty (naturally). I am thinking its a dead motherboard but I am new to stripping laptops. Anything else I should try first. I also have the directions on how to Dissasemble the laptop.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:35 PM

I'm not a pro on laptops, but it sounds like a dead motherboard. I doubt the processor would die, and if it did, the motherboard probably went with it anyway.

I think a brown out is worse on electronics then power just shutting off. If it was receiving a little electricity, but not enough to fully power it, it probably burnt out some components, and the motherboard may be one of them.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

I would say either motherboard or power supply.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:04 AM

I would say either motherboard or power supply.


He replaced the battery and external power supply, or as he referred to it "the brick". :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

wellll the replacement coulda been DOA. lol no jk that would mean in my opinion motherboard, I just posted the first two things that came to mind, power supply and motherboard-since he already said he replaced that that means to disregard the PSU. :thumbsup:

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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