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post #1 of 10
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I am fixing a friend's laptop. a Sony Vaio PCG-611L or VPCEE23FX. Boots up to a black screen 90% of the time, I noticed the CPU fan doesn't spin either. Is this a motherboard issue, or is it something else? I have plugged the hard drive into a spare laptop and it booted to a BSOD, i have wiped that hard drive already.
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post #2 of 10
Are you able to boot into the bios on the laptop? You should be able to even with a blank harddrive. I would hope you backuped/saved and files from the drive before deleting. After you wiped the harddrive have you put anything on it, try again with a clean install of your OS? Did your friend hear weird noises from the computer before it has stopped working? It could be a fan error.
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post #3 of 10
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I've tried hooking up another fan that i had, no dice. 95% of the time it does not boot into the bios load screen, it just doesn't turn the screen on. I did backup all files before i wiped. It did boot into bios once but then the screen glitched out in a blue flash and then it simply will not turn on anymore. I have replaced the TIM and I know that the laptop is on because the heatsink is hot as heck, but the fan doesn't spin. No weird noises when it broke. I have also replaced the CMOS battery, no dice either
Edited by Thedark1337 - 1/10/13 at 10:53pm
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post #4 of 10
You say it just doesn't turn the screen on, do you think it may have something to do with the display? Try and external monitor.

The more and more I am learning the more it is sounding like your MB might be done. If you can not even get into the bios it means it isn't a problem with your drive but the MB as it is not booting the bios. Don't really have a thought what else to do. Sorry and good luck!
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post #5 of 10
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Yeah i told her to trash the laptop and buy a new one. A MB costs 130 for that laptop... its a 2 year old laptop. I thought MB could last long lol
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post #6 of 10
Sounds good! Hope she enjoys her new machine!
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks, its weird how that motherboard died in 3 years though. I''ll help her with finding a new laptop smile.gif
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post #8 of 10
Laptops are a weird species, can never figure what goes wrong with them...must be a conspiracy, planned obsolescence! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #9 of 10
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Lol. I had a very old 2005 laptop that i tried to put windows 7 on. It did work for a little bit but then one day it just froze and didn't want to run. I haven't put Vista back on it, but i probably will have to
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post #10 of 10
You could/should also try a smaller linux distribution. I have no doubt Bohdi linux will work, it is based off of Ubuntu but is great for low-end/old machines. Depending on the specs on that machine you may be able to run something a little heavier, Mint/Ubuntu.
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