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#1 crimson37

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:07 AM

I have a Lenovo thinkpad R61 and when useing it the other day i heard a small crack and it died it will not boot at all as in no power at all do you guys think its my power supply or do you think the motherboard went out?

Thanks for any help

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:16 AM

You should be able to test your power supply with a regular voltage tester to see if you have the correct voltage or any voltage at all.

The DC jack in the laptop can also be checked by inserting the power supply into your laptop and wiggling it a bit. ( not too hard ).

If the power supply end moves quite a bit up and down and side to side, it's very possible that the DC jack alone is broken.

You can also test your laptop with another power supply from a friend that might also have a laptop and see if it will power up.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:49 PM

thanks techextreme it ended up being a loose or broken dc jack like you said

thanks again

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

That jack can be replaced by a repair shop or electronics repair facility.

Most times you do not have to replace the motherboard but that will have to be determined after opening the laptop.

Good Luck

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Edited by techextreme, 10 March 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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