TechSpot

Laptop Power Problem

By Zero777
Jun 10, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Good day,

    Okay to start things off my laptop is an ASUS N61J series model and it's been with me for about 3-4 years now.

    The problem is that one day when I plugged my laptop to the charger the power just won't go in to my laptop. The charger is working fine and I was able to use my laptop via battery life.

    I got it repaired at a local laptop repair center and they said that the BIOS IC (what they particularly said at the work performed is "Reseal/Reset BIOS IC").

    So my question is what excatly happened to my laptop? Like:
    1) What caused this problem
    2) How did the shop excatly fix the problem just in case it happens again I would know what to do

    Thanks in advance!
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    I think they're referring to the BIOS integrated controller. This controls basic functions of your laptop, outside of Windows.

    From the description, it sounds like they opened up your laptop and 'reset the BIOS' - that is, remove the small button battery out of it, to force it to reset.

    I don't know how that would help you charger problems.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.