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Monday, 6 May 2013

Screwed up Motherboard: Easy Symptoms and Troubleshoot

Is your Laptop doing well? Probably it’s not because if it was so, then you wouldn’t be reading solution for a dishevelled Motherboard. And a disoriented Motherboard simply means that you are just left up with a bare outer covering of the laptop. As you very well know that it’s your motherboard that needs to be in a perfect sphere. And in case it fails to do its work when its warranty period has already expired, I can tell it for sure that you are in a big trouble and you would just think that it’s almost a time to get a new Laptop. And as you know it very well that the cost of a motherboard is usually higher than the current value of a laptop.

So it would be better than you prior pay attention right from the time when your laptop has started showing so hardening symptoms. Now before you ask that how would one know what the symptoms are? I’ll give you an answer in the format of frequently occurring symptoms:

The trouble starts when you try to plug in the power adaptor and try to start the laptop.

  • You don’t feel anything happening.

  • You feel the lights to be on and you can even feel the fans to be working, but you lack to see anything on the screen. In other words on the screen (black) and you can’t hear the HD working after 10-15 sec.

  • The light is on the ‘ON’ mode and the fan spins too but it manages to go off after a few seconds.

  • Or the last situation is that after pressing the “ON” button the screen still doesn’t show anything rather it stays black and you can hear a quiet high-pitched sound coming from the laptop.


So now when you are already messed up, it’s high time that you work out something productive.

Firstly just try to look out for the “lid closed” switch and then just give a few try, and help it to push a few times. Now where will you find the switch? It generally is a small switch near the hinges and it is the one that is put to use by pressing it when the lid (the screen) is closed. At times it happens that these switches go on a ‘OFF’ mode or ‘lid closed’ position that might be resulting you in a black screen.) or non-starting laptop. But some Laptops are equipped with a magnetic switch (newer Dell’s and most Apple’s), that avoids to be stroked off.

Also try to connect your laptop with another power adaptor. Though what I am saying isn’t easy to find, but this may be a reason for a black screen. As such a situation will definitely end you up in a failed or no supply of the needed voltage even if it has a green “power on” light that lights up when you plug it in. Also in case if you measure the output voltage and it gives a fine sign then probably this only means one thing that the adaptor may have failed and wouldn’t supply that voltage under load (typically 3.5A to 6A). You may definitely approve to the option of using a universal adaptor or go to an independent repair shop and just ask the shopkeeper to check the adaptor and then pay them what you get settled with.

And if none of the given options work out then probably you need to swap your card for a new laptop.


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