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New Tuner Laptop died

Old 03-29-2005, 10:51 PM
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Well the laptop I just bought for running my Zeitronix, Willem, etc... already died on me.

The other night it froze solid as if it overheated. It felt kinda warm so I shut it off and left it alone for a while.

Since then I have not been able to power it back on.

What it does:

Hit power button, light for power comes on, numlock comes on, scroll lock comes on.
Seconds later the laptop just shuts back off.
Not on long enough for their to be any video activity

What I've tried:

Tried power up with just batteries, same result
Tried power up with just AC power, same result
Tried power up with both AC and battery, same result
Reseated RAM, same result

Some of the Dell MMC2 style laptops had an issue with the CPU jarring loose, so I popped it open to try to reseat that, same result.

I have a friend sending me another CPU to try, but I am pretty sure its the motherboard. Your thoughts?
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:53 PM
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Get a new laptop
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by iflybye
Get a new laptop
gee thanks for the informative post. save that ---- for GD

just did, see where i said my new laptop i just bought.

what im gonna end up doing is getting a $70 ebay motherboard and i already have a spare CPU in the mail on its way to me.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:22 PM
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hotrex laptops for life!!!!!!!
85 shipped
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravage70
hotrex laptops for life!!!!!!!
85 shipped
hotrex....shipped....haha GOOD ONE.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:28 PM
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If it has a removeable floppy or cd rom drive or pcmia cards pull them out ,as well as the battery and power it up with the A/C . supply.

Have you tried interuptting it and going directly to set up ?


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Old 03-29-2005, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by iflybye
If it has a removeable floppy or cd rom drive or pcmia cards pull them out ,as well as the battery and power it up with the A/C . supply.

Have you tried interuptting it and going directly to set up ?
this is with all accessories removed, its not on long enough to get into any setup, this is literally like power on, hdd spins, shuts off. no video activity.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:34 PM
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Have you unplugged the disk drive as well ?


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Old 03-29-2005, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by iflybye
Have you unplugged the disk drive as well ?
anything that could have been reseated has been reseated at this point.

Two options left really

1. Burned up CPU

2. Dead MOBO
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:43 PM
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This is serious.
Have you tried dropping it from a foot off then ground.

Really, it sounds like a short or fried component.

It didn't get moisture in it some how did it ? Leave it in the car over night ?
Take a hair dryer if ya have one and heat it up.
I am out of Ideas after that.

I really do know it's no joke if your stuff breaks.
I didn't mean to **** you off

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