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ASUS Laptop, No power

by DoubleD59 / August 11, 2012 3:09 PM PDT

I have a VX2S Asus Lamborghini and for no reason, stopped working. The power light on the front and the top come on when you hit the power button, but nothing. No fans, no screen, nothing. Is there a reset button? Is it the small pin hole on the back. If so, I already tried that. Where do I go next for trouble shooting.

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Laptop resets are a varied thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2012 3:20 PM PDT
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Laptop:No power
by DoubleD59 / August 13, 2012 10:17 AM PDT

It is 5 yrs old roughly. I didn't know if you leave a dead battery it can drain the motherboard!!! My battery hasn't charged in forever. One day it stopped charging. But just left it and used the plug. EEEKSS.....so this may be the issue. It's a $3000 laptop, so I suppose it's worth getting fixed. But it's such a hassle to send back to ASUS. Hoping to find a local computer company to take it to. I will try the troubleshooting you suggested. Holding the power on button for a minute.....etc.

Thanks.

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It doesn't drain the motherboard it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2012 10:50 AM PDT
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It overtaxes the power supply circuit. In newer laptops I see they finally are beeping and tossing up "Replace Battery" warnings as folk seem to not get the message about this.

Remove the dead battery too.
Bob

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Laptop - no power
by DoubleD59 / August 14, 2012 11:05 AM PDT

I contacted ASUS....and they told me to do what you mentioned, disconnecting all power sources and then holding the power button for 15 seconds. ( I held for longer) No luck. So they suggest doing an RMA...and send the computer to them. I am afraid I will never see it again.

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One last test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2012 11:19 AM PDT
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Do you own a Volt meter? Do you know someone that does? If so, how many Volts is coming out of the power adapter?

Yes, I know it's 15, 20, 30 seconds but after years of folk not holding it long enough I switched to 60 seconds so that there is never any doubt.
Bob

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