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HP V5305WM wont power on

by gtoken / February 14, 2010 6:19 AM PST

I just reloaded the OS and let it do all of its updating, when I came back it was like in sleep mode, when I reached to the power button re-start it got zapped with static electricity from my finger and was dead. Wont do anything except charge the battery. I have tried all the tricks I could find like pulling the battery and memory, resetting the bios by holding the power button then trying to restart with power supply only but no luck. I have now dissembled the laptop and notice the LED Board (part #417024-001) looks slightly discolored. That may be normal I dont know. That is the piece that actually has the power button in it so my first thought was the switch fried. How can I determine what went bad with that static zap? Might have got the mobo for all I know.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 6:42 AM PST

Not many parts in a laptop. The forum sticky lists them so I don't repeat it each time. In this case you try the reset noted in the forum sticky and hope. Otherwise I'll call it -> replace the motherboard.

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by gtoken / February 14, 2010 6:51 AM PST
In reply to: There are

ok thanks. The laptop is probably not worth the price of a mobo. I was hoping for cheap fix. Now what was my ebay login name? LOL. thx.

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Try that RESET.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 7:00 AM PST
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(where?) Top of this forum, the sticky top post and look at the generic reset.

It's paid off enough times I never forget to try it.

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i did that
by gtoken / February 14, 2010 7:06 AM PST
In reply to: Try that RESET.

I mentioned in my op. no luck. I tried it a dozen times.

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I read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2010 7:36 AM PST
In reply to: i did that

But I didn't read how many seconds you held it. Just trying to be thorough.

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mucho gracious
by gtoken / February 14, 2010 8:01 AM PST
In reply to: I read that.

I appreciate it. You are probably right about the mobo, I would more than likely be wasting time and money trying to replace other parts. I will just throw this in my parts box. Hey now Ive got a spare HD, DVD Drive, memory, wireless card........ lot of spare parts.

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