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Laptop not turning on.

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  1. forris

    forris Thread Starter

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    Hi. My Fujitsu Seimens Amilo Li 1718 laptop will not turn on. I have confirmed that the psu is fine, and there is no short on the power connector on the laptop. The battery has been dead for ages, we always run it from the mains.

    There are no lights on the led panel.

    I have tried the standard fix - unplug, hold power button for 30 sec, plug back in - this doesn't work for me.

    I have made sure that there is not a build-up of dust around the fan and heatpipe assembly.

    The power switch still feels ok - it makes a slight click when pressed.

    I was wondering if there is anything else that I could try before I open it up to check the motherboard, or take it to the repair shop.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Netghost56

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    Battery has been dead for ages.....do you still keep the battery connected? Or are running it from the mains with the battery removed??

    Has it been dropped recently? Anything spilled on it? New programs/drivers installed?
     
  3. forris

    forris Thread Starter

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    We have been running with the battery still in place, but even removing it doesn't make a difference.

    It hasn't been dropped or anything - just went to switch it on (it had been on earlier in the day) and it doesn't want to play.

    I forgot to put in my first post - The screw at the bottom left corner of the screen has pulled through the plastic of the bezel, which leaves a small gap between the the front bezel and the rear screen casing. Not sure whether this has any bearing or not.
     
  4. Netghost56

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    If you have a multimeter I would check to see if you are getting a reading from the adapter, and if its the correct voltage per what is written on the unit.

    Either the adapter has failed or your power card on the motherboard could have failed.

    Adapters are inexpensive to replace - just make sure the replacement is "genuine".
     
  5. forris

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    Thanks. I have already checked the psu, and the voltage is correct. I suspect that there may be a problem with the connection between the power socket and the motherboard, but wanted to make sure that I'd tried every other option before opening the laptop up.
     
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