Hey guys, I've recieved an ASUS N61J from a friend. It suffered an obliterated power jack, smashed up case in that corner, and a dead screen. My friend rigged it for a few more gaming sessions before replacing it, plugged into HDMI and soldered bare charger wires for power. It gamed multiple hours. because of this, I believe in it's integrity post-drop.
My project was to build a mini-desktop unit out of the board and a very basic metal mounting plate i made. I took great care disassembling the unit, but it refuses to fire up for some unknown reason now that it's mounted and "ready to go"
Things i'm wondering about (can you suggest anything):
-I tossed the keyboard and trackpad as they were not functioning properly, could the board not fire up without these plugged in? I don't have a way to test this..
-I tore down my friend's soldered on sketchy power hookup and replaced the power jack with one off of amazon. it fits the socket fine, could it be a problem, though?
Misc. things i've tried:
-replace BIOS battery
-alternate chargers (2) one same spec one higher voltage
-alternate battery (1)
You guys have been amazing with ideas and solutions in the past, so thank you in advance for your time. if you need pictures or anything else to help understand my problem, please let me know