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Laptop refuses to start!


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#1 Shia

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:18 AM

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 (replaced in its entirety last year by claiming my warranty). Two nights ago I left it on when I went to bed...I woke up the next morning and the laptop was dead.

I've checked my main battery and the extra I have lying around - they're both working fine. The AC adapter is also fine - however, the green light (on the adapter) comes on when I plug it into the wall, but the light disappears when I plug it into the laptop. (And when I remove the plug from the laptop, the light stubbornly stays off.)

So this makes me positive that the problem is with the laptop itself, and I am leaning towards some kind of problem with the power circuits in the motherboard.

Does that sound about right? Any suggestions? (And how much would it cost me to change the motherboard, if that is the problem?)

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

It sounds like a dead motherboard. You can however go through the computer and make sure all the connections are secure. Make sure the heatsink/fan is snugly connected to the processor too.

I'm not familiar with that type of laptop, but you'll have to get that specific model's motherboard to have it fit properly. Also, I don't know if it's common anymore, but I've seen laptops before that the processor is built into the motherboard. If so, that's going to make it cost more. If the laptop is a couple years old, unless you find a deal on ebay for the motherboard, you may be better off selling the parts, and buying a new laptop. Laptop LCD screens can sell for a decent amount.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:58 AM

Thanks for responding!

I looked up motherboards for the model and it seems to run around $200...I'd rather get a new laptop instead of bothering with that kind of fix. I'm not a tech genius, so I'm going to take it in to a nearby computer store to get a proper analysis of the issue.

Any ideas where to sell the parts if it comes down to that? eBay and...?

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:50 PM

You could maybe do craigslist and sell to local people, but ebay may be best. You could probably see if the computer store wants any of it, but you would probably get the most on ebay..
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:50 PM

So it was the motherboard, and the estimate to fix it was high enough that a new laptop is more reasonable.

And I'll look into selling it for parts...

Thanks (again) for responding!




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