I have a friend who asked me if I could remove an FBI virus from his laptop. I had the same virus sometime last year on my desktop and removed it using Malwarebytes in safemode. I couldn't get his laptop to boot into safe mode so, I tried to use Windows Defender Offline from a usb drive to boot and remove the malware. The laptop booted and I began running the scan. I went outside to smoke a cigarette and when I returned to the laptop there was no power. The power cord has a little green light on it that wasn't lit up. I unplugged the power cord from the wall and the laptop then plugged it back into the wall. The green light came on. When I plug the cord into the laptop the light goes out. I tried using a different power cord and the same thing happened.
I disconnected the battery, hard drive, cd drive, ram, keyboard, and lcd screen and plugged the power cord back in (plugged back in each time I removed another part) and the same thing keeps happening. The battery has a button on it to see how charged it is and all the lights come on, fully charged battery. I tried to power on the laptop with just the battery (no power cord) and still nothing happens.
Any ideas to what may be causing this to happen?
Edited by hamluis, 15 July 2013 - 12:06 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Am I Infected - Hamluis.