PC Hardware forum

General discussion

Dead Laptop

hi all,
i've given my 12 year old son an old medion laptop but after a short time it has died. the battery was dead when i gave it to him but it was working fine when the power was plugged in, now when we plug it in the green light on the power pack flashes but there is no sign of life at all from the computer. when not connected to the computer the green light stays on constantly as it always did previously. my other computers have different power adaptors and so i cant try them out to see if its the adaptor or the computer.
anyone experienced this before?

thanks - russ

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Dead Laptop
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Dead Laptop
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Yes.

In reply to: Dead Laptop

But then I toss at someone else to sell on ebay for parts if I don't feel like sending it out to places like ikenfixit.com or notefix.com

Unlike a desktop, there is very little for home builders to work with.

Bob

Collapse -
yeah thanks

In reply to: Yes.

i'll pass the message on to my son, he'll be really grateful of the help.

Collapse -
Don't be shy.

In reply to: yeah thanks

You may be upset over the answer. These laptops are unlike desktops in a fundamental way. The parts are not swapable and plentiful like you see in desktops. When it fails, you either have the skills, parts and such or you rely on people who do.

Bob

Collapse -
Slim and none

In reply to: Dead Laptop

Check battery area for any leakage or worn contacts, thus clean them.
Also, while a battery needn't be 100%, it helps if a battery has some life as some laptops check status even though it works from AC adapter, a truly dead(not weak) battery may throw a wrench in the works. All too foten a user gets pived and jams the AC adpter and can break the connection area, so check that. There's really not much you can do, other than swap battery and meter out the AC adpater output.

enjoy -----Willy Happy

Collapse -
HMM

In reply to: Dead Laptop

Do you have the battery still in the laptop, when you use the AC adaptor? If so, try without the battery in the laptop.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.