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Msi x340 laptop cannot turn on, please help!!

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#1 ariannemarksman


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:10 AM

I was using it the day before this happened, at maybe midnight, and everything seemed to be working fine. I turned off my computer, unplugged the cord, and there still seemed to be something running in the computer, even though the lights had gone off and it seemed to have powered down normally. I thought it was probably the fan or something, so I ignored it.

Then, the next day at about ten in the evening, I came home and tried to turn on the computer, and nothing happened. The power cord was plugged in, but none of the lights came on. I tried unplugging the power and just using the battery; holding down the power button for more than ten seconds (sort of wiggling my finger around in case something was wrong with the conection); taking out the battery and just using the power cord...nothing worked. The computer just stayed unlit and un-working.

I can hear the power current in the adaptor when I plug it into the wall, so it doesn't seem like anything's wrong there. The thing is, when I only use the power cord (no battery) and press the "on" button on the laptop, I can hear a sort of different power current sound in the adaptor. Not sure if that means anything?

I put the laptop away for a couple of days, and then today I tried using it again, and this time when I plug in the power cord and put the battery in, the battery charging light comes on (I assume this means for sure that there is nothing wrong with the battery or the power cord?), but the computer still cannot be turned on.

I've had this laptop for two years, and my warranty has expired, so I'm not sure if it's worth taking it in to be fixed? I'm guessing the most likely problem is with the motherboard, which would kind of cost a lot to replace?

Could it possibly be some other problem I haven't considered? Hopefully something that is fixable at low cost? Would my files and stuff be damaged?

Please help!!

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

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#3 ariannemarksman

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

Um, it's a msi x340 laptop, and it runs on win7 (32 bit, I think)...

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

Easy way to obtain/post system info:

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

I have seen not turning on cause by many things in a laptop.

1. Bad memory
2. Almost anything attached to the motherboard.

I've seen a laptop that would not turn on after the keyboard went bad. (twice, same laptop)
I've seen a Toshiba that had a sub panel that held multimedia buttons and lights that kept the laptop from turning on. The owner decided he could live without that feature, so I left it unhooked for him.
Physically damaged USB ports, Unplugging / unshorting them and it worked.
Wire to the webcam developed a short, unplugging it and working.
I've seen desktop drives keep a desktop from working too.

Sooner or later I expect to see a bad modem/wireless/bluetooth/touchpad problem cause a no power on condition too.

Easiest to test is pull one memory and test, if no luck try swapping them and test.

Good Luck

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