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Need help for my laptop, reward who fix it!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lietuvis002, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey all, after helping others I got the problem too. Sorry if it's the wrong section for it, but plz take a moment and try to help me. My laptop broke hm, few months ago, I used it to study.. Now I only sit 2 hours per day near this PC, because it's my bro's PC. And I really want to fix my old laptop to start working much more per day.
    My laptop is TravelMate 4060.
    One day I turned on it, and after 30 minutes it shut downed, I can't turn on it for few mins, but then I launched it for 2 hours, it shuted down and end.. Sometimes when I want to turn on it, the lights light for milisecunde. It was really good for my work, no viruses, clean, everything was OK. It has got charger, it's working, tested with few more chargers my laptop, but nothing. Tryed to open my computer's insite, but I didn't solved anything. I am trying to ask community for it... I reall need it, believe me, will give 10+$ who can solve the problem.. :/ Thanks!
     
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    You changed the battery ?
     
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  3. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    It's without the battery, funny to say, but I used it directly from my rozzete to the laptop for 1+ year. But thanks for writing in this thread.
     
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    I've got a TravelMate 6592 and it's a great laptop. I've had a similar issue in the beginning after installing Windows 7. I'm not sure how I solved it but it's working properly now.

    What are the full specifications? What OS are you running? Is everything up to date? Have you checked for any BIOS updates?

    Have you tried unplugging the laptop from the mains, taking out the battery and leaving it for a few minutes and then trying to power it on again?

    Edit: Just realized that you don't have a battery. Explain what exactly happens when you try turning the laptop on.
     
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  5. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey. Win xp sp 2.
    When I turn it on, the laptop got no signal, no lights, nothing. I feel like I turn on computer without charger and battery :/
     
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    Does the power adapter light turn on? Have you got any tools to check if the actual cable is working properly?

    It's quite hard to tell what's wrong when you can't physically see the item. If that was my laptop I would probably take it apart, give it a good clean, put some new thermal paste on the processor and then put it back together, that's obviously only if I wouldn't see any other issues. I would also check the power input to make sure that there's no issues with that.
     
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    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, I checked the cable with others laptops in school and it worked.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Have you got the know how to take it apart?

    Edit: Here you have a dissasembly video:

    Code:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Js_8_Wkk4
    and here's a power jack replacement video:

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCR28xOepDU
    Try taking it apart and see if you can notice any issues?
     
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    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for help. But how do I know where is the problem in my motherboard?
     
  10. olystyle

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    Hi lietovis002


    The fact that it doesn't start up at all indicates in my opinion one of the following:
    - broken Monitor
    - broken Graphic Card
    - broken RAM
    - broken Mainboard

    Either one of those disables your computer completely to boot. It's got nothing to do with the OS or you'd at least get to the BIOS...

    Heres what you can do:
    - Attach your notebook to external monitor - try a few keyboard combos wich normally would switch... if this fails...
    - Open up your notebook and remove your RAM: Now (i know it really does sound silly - but every electro engineer will agree that its done this way...) smell on your ram - yes put it under your nose and check if it smells burnt you most likely hit the Jackpot - replace your ram
    - If it doesn't smell burnt ask your friends if they have a model / notebook / PC wich works with your RAM check if their System runs with your RAM... If it does run with your RAM... its most likely either your mainboard or the graphic card...
    - if its a separate Graphic Card replace with a chep one
    - if the Graphic Card a built in the mainboard check if you can get a replacement for the mainboard.

    If all of this fails - save the contents of the HD from your Notebook to your bros PC because this would mean gameover...

    cheers
     
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    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey. Thanks for good answer and long!
    I tryed to take my rams, but still not working. Monitor is good, because the lights don't light. The graphic card is good I think. Maybe the motherboard is bad I think so.
     
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    I was asking about the OS because I've got an Acer too that had similar problems at some point and I wasn't sure if his laptop doesn't power on at all or if it does and then it goes off as he's described it in his post. Some Acers can be problematic and before he goes through all of that crap he should check the power jack as that's a common problem.

    If the monitor wasn't working it would still start up. You just wouldn't see anything.
     
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    Man, go to a service, i think its better that way. Might be something serious.
     
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    Either way, if you get it fixed let us know what it was. ;)
     
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    Tryed, but it will be very expensive for diagnostic. And if I need to buy new motherboard it will cost 100+$. Maybe there are ways to fix computer's motherboard?
     
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    It sounds to me like you laptop is overheating. This is why it will stay on for a period of time, and then shut off unexpectedly. You also said that the laptop has to sit for an extended period of time before it will turn back on. This is also pointing towards an overheating issue. I would be willing to bet that your fan is either malfunctioning, or a huge glob of dust is blocking the flow of air. I had a similar problem recently where the whole heat sink assembly needed to be taken off before I could access and remove a glob of dust.
     
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    Hence he needs to disassemble his laptop. Great post by the way.

    You can't know unless you disassemble the computer. If this isn't something you can do and getting it fixed in a repair shop isn't an option then you will simply need to forget about it. If the issue truly is with the motherboard then it probably won't be worth fixing unless you can get cheap parts of off eBay. Then again if you don't have the know how or willingness to try, you will probably have to take it into a repair shop anyway which will make the laptop worthless to repair due to its current age. You should probably look into buying a new one.
     
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    i think you need to go service center for solve your laptop problems.
     
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    This is a common Fan Problem, this happen because of dust. When your Laptop is switched on just check your Fan if it is working or not.

    If it is not working then Clean your Fan to Solve this Problem.
     
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    You have over heated your laptop before which has lead to the melting and repositioning of the solder on your motherboard. you can reheat and reposition it again for a temporary fix in the oven for 15 seconds or can give it to your local computer repair shop for motherboard replacement
     
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