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I was using my laptop, and it suddenly goes off. Now it just turns on..for a couple of seconds, nothing on the screen, then goes off. Plugged in, or not, it does the same thing. What could be wrong? Could it be the battery, or the adapter messed up? Also, would the laptop start up and work with the battery not in, if it's plugged up?
post #2 of 9
Could be bad RAM or maybe it’s just to dirty and not cooling properly has happened to mine.
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I've taken the RAM out, and the inside of the laptop is very clean, so thats not it.

If I put the adapter in, the light blinks for just a second, then stops. If I turn it on when the adapter is plugged up..it turns right back off. If I don't have it plugged in..It'll occasionally stay on for a little bit...but nothing comes on the screen. I'm so confused, and aggravated with it.
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Did you nudge the heatsink? If you can reseat it, the problem could be overheating
    
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Did you nudge the heatsink? If you can reseat it, the problem could be overheating
Well, when I plug the AC Adapter up, the light doesn't even stay on, so I don't think overheating would cause that, would it? When I plug it in, it lights up as its going in, then goes off, and blahblahb..all the other stuff i've said above. I would take it apart..reseat things, make sure every things okay..but I honestly have no clue how to disassemble a laptop.
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post #7 of 9
sounds like the battery has died completely you could try putting it in the freezer over night that sometimes get them going again but i think you will have to order a new one
post #8 of 9
I think most laptops can run with the battery out if its pluged into the wall, so a bad battery can be tested for easy

Also my friend had the post the power cord goes in got broke off inside the laptop check that, hope thats not it he had to replace the motherboard.
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post #9 of 9
To me this seems like your battery is weak and isn't getting charged if you have a multitester and know how to use it then try this;

Unplug the power jack going into the computer from the power adapter and check it's voltage being careful not to short out the two test leads. If the voltage isn't approximately the same as whats on the adapter lable then you probably need a new adapter. If there isn't any voltage at all then change the multitestor setting to AC and check that there is AC at the plug end of the AC cord that goes into the adapter.
The two prong AC cords are more problemsome then the three prong types. If still no good even if the meter shows there is AC try another AC cord anyway.
If this doesn't work it should at least narrow down where the problem is.

Also try this site,
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_7.htm
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