I am having a problem at step 17. Do the towel trick work in this case?? Carefully disconnect the keyboard cable from the motherboard. After that connect an external monitor and turn on the laptop. While your full disassembly instructions are quite clear, I am wondering if there are any shortcuts that can be taken if the only thing that one wants access to is the power board. My lcd screen goes black when I shut the lid to save power.
Buy a can of compressed air and blow it into the fan grill on the button. The cables in step 9 were frayed, but I fixed this by sanding one down. I would really like to get rid of the one currently in the laptop. So I know it is getting power. I am having a problem at step 17.
I checked if the electric power is going onto the board. Take a look inside the heatsink. Now when I start my notebook I see the power comes to the leds but there is no response from the buttons, nothings on screen, I cannot feel any action in my hard drive What could have happened and how can I fix it? Disconnect the touch pad cable from the motherboard. Do you have an idea? Thanks a lot for this awesome HowTo! I think Chris did the trick in order to re-flow the video chip. Also, the hard drive, seen being removed in step 2, I cut the black piece of plastic off of it level to the area where it covers the pins, When I took apart my laptop i realized that plastic was covering the vent for the hard drive entirely not allowing any air flow at all. I have a problem with the power supply. The battery release is jammed, thus preventing the battery from sliding out of the battery compartment.
It cut off when I was in the middle of doing something. You can see that cable connected to the speaker assembly on the step 10. I re-connected the power brick, and removed the battery; exact same symptoms as in 3 above. I would really suggest using canned air or air compressor. There has to be a way…. I know this is for a home computer but. Any suggestions on what I Should Look at fixing is therwe a fuse on the motherboard? Use a pair of needle nose pliers to hold the hex nuts from unscrewing, for retrieving the screws for remounting the wifi card.
Maybe one of the modules popped up from the slot. I have tried hooking it up to multiple other external monitors when it happens and they do not work either. Now I have put back everything, I have one problem, the wireless card is not present in networkconnection, and the led of the wireless switch , is orange, even if I switch the wirelles to on. If both adapter appear in the device manager but not in the network connections, this could be software related problem. So when the laptop screen functions everything is good, but when it goes bezerk so does everything else. Yesterday I disassembled it to clean the fan. If you have the nvidia card, the gpu has cooling pipes as well, so the fan is gated differently from the ones pictured.
I Have a Bit of electronics knowledge Eg. Most likely the plastic pin on the switch is broken and because of that there is no tension when you move the slider. I know the computer is working bc I can put it on standby with the keyboard. If not, any other suggestions? It should fix the problem. As of result, some thing wrong happen to it.
Ever since then the screen has not worked. This is located next to the wireless card. If the laptop turns on but has no video check both memory modules, make sure they are seated correctly. Try reseating memory modules and test laptop after that. If the first cable is damaged but the second is fine, do not replace the second cable. If the power connector fails, you can desolder it from the board and replace with a new one or replace the entire power connector board. You just grab the brown piece with your fingernails and pull it from the white base.
I ask because the laptop in question has no sound coming out of the onboard speakers. It came with Windows Vista. When you remove the keyboard cover as is shown in the step 9, you get limited access to the cooling fan. It is not first time what I cleaned computer or laptop. There are 4 beeping sounds and the power light blinks, all other lights stay on, the computer does not start up. It just keeps telling me not for this computer.