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Hey guys. I'm in need of some technical know-how here as I'm I think the laptop is done.

Its a friend's laptop and is very old. The battery has been dead a while and left connected. It just shut off one day for no reason. The power adapter works and inside the case the jack is working to the motherboard.

1)Tested with multimeter. Adapter has proper voltage as well as the jack on the inside of laptop while being plugged in.

2)The battery does not hold a charge at all. Pushed paper clips in the terminals and tested with meter; voltages and drop very fast.

3)Tested prongs on back of laptop while plugged in, ohms and volts are there so the battery gets power but doesnt charge at all. (Battery is dead)

4) Removed motherboard and disconnected cmos battery. Still nothing after that.

5) Checked ram, switched sockets.. still nothing.

6) While the laptop is plugged in no lights light up. No power light, nothing.

7) Tried removing battery and power brick and held power button for 30 seconds, nothing. Then did a full 5 minutes, nothing.

The only thing I can think of is a short circuit fried something or a electrical irregularity killed it. They have said that a dead battery connected for prolonged period of time will also short it out.

I checked everything, power goes through mobo but wont light up nor turn on.

Is it safe to say its dead? Friend wants to order a new battery and test it out because some laptops wont do anything without a battery installed. Is that worth a shot?
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As another test - Have you tried connecting a power adapter from another laptop with similar voltage?
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Yeah, same thing happens.

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FYI- Vaio's do work with no battery installed and only the power brick hooked up.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post
FYI- Vaio's do work with no battery installed and only the power brick hooked up.
So this thing is probably bricked. Checked the connections, power button, reset cmos. Nothing is working.

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Edited by manooti - 4/20/11 at 5:49pm
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