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No power after dissasebly/reassembly of laptop


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#1 Endymion86

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:22 AM

I took apart my laptop - gateway p6860fx - to clean the gunk off the gpu and CPU fans. When I put it back together (I was careful to put everything back in place correctly), I now get no power to the system whatsoever. No lights turn on when it is plugged in by the power adapter, and no power registers from the battery. Nothing. It's totally dark.

Did I leave something unplugged? Did I touch something I wasn't supposed to? I'm so frustrated... I didn't even take the motherboard out ofthe system - just got it open enough to clean the fans.:(

Someone, please help me. I really hope I didn't just kill the thing.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:56 AM

I would take it apart and see if anything was left unplugged.

Did you remove any components?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:27 AM

I took it apart three more times and checked everything. I tested for power every time I connected something. But still, no go. :( no power, no lights, nothing.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:32 AM

Were you grounded to anything while working on it?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:32 AM

I was grounded while I worked on it, and made sure to reconnect everything I touched.

Update:

Now, with the battery in and the ac adapter plugged in, two blue lights come on in the front - power and battery.

I was able to successfully start the system after letting it sit like that for a while. However, when I went into windows, it said that the battery was at 100%.

I then shut off the laptop, and now, even though the two lights are still on, it will not start.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:36 AM

Let me think about this for a while.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:39 AM

ROFL! I finally figured out what happened, after two more hours of work on it. I had plugged the power cable ribbon into the wrong button somehow, so that the button NEXT to the power button turns the system on. Now to take it all apart again and correct my mistake!

Thank youn very much for your advice and attempting to help. :)

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

You are most welcome, and happy computing. i recommend working on computers during the day with a well lighted room.




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