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My laptop shows no signs of life what so ever!

by cagill0406 / October 11, 2011 12:03 PM PDT

I have an HP Presario V5000, running windows XP home edition. It shows no signs of life what so ever. I have bought a new power supply and battery for it just the other day. I hit the power button and nothing not even a light or fans running. A light on the power supply is green so i know it's working. I have tried holding the power button down for one minute and then pluging it back in. Nothing happens. PLease any advise?

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If this must be fixed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 12:18 AM PDT

You find changing the mainboard is often the cure. I am not finding any shops that fix mainboards anymore.
Bob

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It needs fixed
by cagill0406 / October 13, 2011 1:59 PM PDT
In reply to: If this must be fixed.

It just passed it one year. I really dont' have the money to buy a new one. Can I replace this myself? If so any ideas how? Thank you so much

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At the top of the CNET Laptop Troubleshooting forum
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2011 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: It needs fixed

Are posts stuck to the top about laptop disassembly and repair.

And one last hold the button thing. Were both the battery and AC removed?

And about the replacement parts. HP?
Bob

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yes
by cagill0406 / October 15, 2011 9:38 AM PDT

yes the battery and the ac were removed... the battery is an HP and the outlet they sent me isn't one that looks like the old one it fits, and the green light is on the ac itself but the new charger isn't an hp. I'm not 100% sure if the new outlet is even charging.

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OK, one more idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2011 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: yes

Measure the CMOS BATTERY and tell what it reads.

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Just curious..
by Stinger15 / October 18, 2011 10:17 AM PDT

You don't happen to have the old battery and charger, do you? Because if so, I would suggest putting the back in (assuming they were working in the first place).

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