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Laptop not booting up

by Real_texan / June 17, 2017 2:33 PM PDT

I have a asus laptop X553sa And upgraded the ram and it will not boot up. I've tried the hard reset and removing the battery. Still nothing works. No lights fan screen. I even put the old ram back still and still nothing.

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Sadly
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2017 4:02 PM PDT
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Ram
by Real_texan / June 17, 2017 4:51 PM PDT
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I have replaced the ram on previous laptops without any problems before. It's out of warranty also

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I see it shipped after November 23, 2015
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2017 5:14 PM PDT
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So if it's the 2 year warranty it's still fine. But you checked so I guess it's just a failed laptop.

By hard reset do you mean the power off, no big battery and the power button for 60 seconds routine? Or something else?

What do you mean by boot up? Windows or just dead screen?

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Ram
by Real_texan / June 17, 2017 5:27 PM PDT

Yes no battery and held the power button down. What I mean by not booting up. It's a brick. No lights, screen is blank, no fan.

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No lights. That's what we call The Dead PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2017 5:30 PM PDT
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To work that we remove what we can. For power on we don't need RAM, HDD, ODD, WiFi card and what else?

I take it you have a Volt Meter to see if the power brick is putting out voltage?

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No I havent
by Real_texan / June 17, 2017 5:50 PM PDT

Checked with volt meter. How would I do that

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If it's your first time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2017 6:41 PM PDT
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It does have power
by Real_texan / June 17, 2017 7:57 PM PDT

I have checked the plug with a voltmeter and works. There is power coming to the board also. I have checked various points on the motherboard and it checks out to 19 volts

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I've cleaned up the right posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2017 5:27 AM PDT
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If the power adapter is giving the machine power your next move is to treat the laptop like the common THE DEAD PC (use those words on google) where we remove what we can, use an Ohm meter on the power button and so on.

At this point the problem is that a replacement is just a Happy Meal over 200 bucks so if it is a bum motherboard then you can get an entire working model for less than a board (unless you get lucky.)

Be sure to pop in a new CMOS BATTERY since it's a cheap thing to try.

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There's no battery.
by Real_texan / June 18, 2017 12:33 PM PDT

I think I'm gonna consider the motherboard as bad. I'm just see if I can find a used one

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Small world, just finished working on a similar model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2017 12:51 PM PDT
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