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Laptop doesn't start after new motherboard

By cookiegood
Apr 1, 2012
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  1. new motherboard was replaced last week, everything fine. today laptop refuses to start. i press power button, lights turn on, beeps once then turns off. tried taking out battery, doesnt work. please help

    its worth saying ive had liquid spill 2 months ago, and after replacing motherboard last week, laptop was working fine except for the screen which had a mind of its own. it keeps blinking, turns off but computer is fine, just the screen. i have tried connecting external monitor which worked perfectly, when the laptop screen turns off, the laptop switches to the external monitor, and same with other way.

    laptop details:
    dell studio 1749, intel core i5, 4gb ram
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Who replaced the motherboard?
     
  3. cookiegood

    cookiegood TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dell sent engineer who replaced it with exact same one.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Call Dell again...
     
  5. cookiegood

    cookiegood TS Rookie Topic Starter

    would you have any idea of whats goin wrong this time? ram?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Remove the RAM and re-install it... If it still acts up you will have to call Dell again. It is possible the the "new" motherboard is bad
     

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