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Mother board in laptops

by tai108 / February 4, 2005 9:07 AM PST

What is some of the symptoms of a bad mother board in a laptop?

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What is some of the symptoms of a bad mother board in a lapt
by Operations / February 4, 2005 11:05 AM PST

Maybe you might just tell us what YOUR symptoms are?

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mother board symptoms
by tai108 / February 9, 2005 7:13 AM PST

When I turn on the computer the power lights comes on and then in seconds it shuts off completely

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IBM X60 Laptop
by madoug / January 21, 2009 9:19 PM PST

The laptop will not power off. Removed the battery and held the power button down and still would not shut down.

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That's bad. Real bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2009 10:08 PM PST
In reply to: IBM X60 Laptop

If holding the power button for 20 seconds didn't work, that's either the button itself or the wires to the motherboard are bad or the motherboard.

Did you test the switch (button)?

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bad motherboard
by sa_palmer / February 9, 2005 8:47 AM PST

Best way to diagnose a bad motherboard is to turn laptop over look at the manufacturer's name.

If it says toshiba its probably bad.

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Been here about a billion times...
by dontchyawishyaknew / February 12, 2005 3:46 AM PST

Sudden shutdowns, erroneos "RTC Battery" messages, freezing up minutes after power up, vidow display problems, won't power down on its own, won't power up or just an amber blinking AC light the unit.

Hope this helps.

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What kind of laptop???????
by ikenfixit / February 12, 2005 4:27 AM PST

Sounds like a CPU but you never know...***** What is the laptop*****? May be a bad connector joint as well and its trying to start on a dead battery.. *****Need to know What Kind of laptop is this*****??????????????

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this worked for me...amazingly
by RCDnyc / February 12, 2005 9:24 PM PST

Q: When I power my system up, the lights flash on and off and nothing happens.
A: This is a common problem in Dell Laptops with an MMC-1, or MMC-2 CPU module.

You simply need to remove the keyboard using the instructions on the Dell website and reseat the CPU.

Some of the systems had small clips around the CPU to hold it in place and Dell did not put enough to hold it in. In that case you can contact Dell support and get another clip.

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works for you
by tai108 / February 16, 2005 12:23 AM PST

Thanks I will try that and hopely it will work for me

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