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post #11 of 20
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Any chance that BIOS battery might be drained by now? you said it's an old lappy....

Just guessing by now
hmm *looking for the bios battery..*
what could i do about that?
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hmm *looking for the bios battery..*
what could i do about that?
You would just have to replace it, assuming that was the problem. Im confused as to what exaclty you took out of the laptop, what you are referring to as the bios chip. Are any of the contacts of the chip or the socket bent/broken?
post #13 of 20
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You would just have to replace it, assuming that was the problem. Im confused as to what exaclty you took out of the laptop, what you are referring to as the bios chip. Are any of the contacts of the chip or the socket bent/broken?
nah..nothing bent/broken.. i'm gonna take pics of it later
but i'll go wash the blood out of my hair first -.-
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post #14 of 20
There is a very good chance that the motherboard just went bad. My sister has incredibly bad luck with lappy motherboards, and it sounds just like one of the problems she had
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post #15 of 20
im thinking static, sorry!
as for the cmos, you can take it out throw it across the room and put it back in again flawless!

I think when you where doing the fury mod, static built up easy , now to determine whether its the ram or mobo or any other component, have you got another mobo you can test to see what has and hasn't fried?!
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post #16 of 20
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so actually.. the laptop's still dead. no clue what happened to it but it always had problems, and usually if static's the reason for a computer's death, it's like.. immediately. right? not like it works for a month or so and then just stops working after a while... so i guess it was some other reason.
anyways, just bought a "new" used one on ebay, a -- edit: its a celeron m --p3 with 900mhz, 256mb ram and a 20 gig hdd... that'll be enough for doing stuff at school and getting on the internet while laying in bed :-)
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post #17 of 20
good to hear i guess, but would have been nice to find out the prob
well static can happen anytime, like is there fluff inside the case? or anything that could pick up static inside the case?

ah well!
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Would that laptop happen to be a dell optiplex 2500?
    
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post #19 of 20
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Would that laptop happen to be a dell optiplex 2500?
naaaah.. its just an old dell lol... some dell latitude c500 i think... the old one was a dell latitude cpi-a lol..
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post #20 of 20
Well the same thing seems to be happening to the laptop I have. 900mhz celly 128mb's of ram and a 20gig hdd. I tore it apart and saw no physical damage. It wont work with the battery in only the charger. So im kinda suspecting the mobo pooped out.
    
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