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Topic # 6466 27-Jan-2006 03:16
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Hey Everyone,
This is my first post to this website. I am looking for help about my Compaq presario 700 laptop. It was given to my partner and myself by his father. His father said that the laptop was left in the sun on a hot day. It wouldnt start up or charge since then. I am now trying to repair it. When i plug the AC cord into the power port on the back ont he computer i see a visable spark and nothing. I am not sure if the motherboard is gone or if it is just the power supply that is on the motherboard. The AC adapter works fine (the little green light comes on when i plug it into the wall outlet). If anyone could please help me that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Alex

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  Reply # 27297 27-Jan-2006 08:28
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Visible sparks in laptops are bad...

High heat has probably fried something BER




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Reply # 27304 27-Jan-2006 08:59
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I had someone take a look at it today and one of the circuits are fried.. He has it replaced but it is going to cost me $108.00. But hey... it's better than paying for a new laptop.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 27309 27-Jan-2006 09:26
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thats a good price for fixing a fried laptop.... well done...




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  Reply # 27321 27-Jan-2006 11:09
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yeah the circuit only costs like $1.00 a piece but they charge $35 an hour for labour.

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  Reply # 27545 31-Jan-2006 20:31
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My guess would be dry join on the DC socket, plus possible blown fuse. Particulary if it was only $1.

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  Reply # 27562 1-Feb-2006 00:14
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Yeah so i was wrong. The tech guy was able to get power to parts of the motherboard for a short period of time then it would short out again. Now i am just going to buy a used laptop from him and just replace the screen with mine which is going to set me back $300 :( Oh well what can you do right!

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  Reply # 27961 7-Feb-2006 15:24
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gutted.
at least I know not to leave my laptop anywhere sunny, which is ok since mine lives in my room which never sees the light of day

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