Laptop wont switch on

By mr_newbie
Oct 10, 2007
  1. I have an NEC laptop. Its been charging on the mains for a few weeks constant. While it was charging, i had used it several times but now it wont switch on.

    I can hear the fan and a green light is there but the screen shows nothing.

    Any ideas?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Remove the battery and run it only off the mains. See if it starts up
  3. mr_newbie

    mr_newbie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ok i tried to run it from mains only but it doesnt make a difference...still fan and green light only.

    i dont know if this info helps - the cd rom opens fine, but the lights on my USB mouse dont turn on.
  4. Essex

    Essex TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Did the battery get rather hot whilst on a two week constant charge? ;)
  5. mr_newbie

    mr_newbie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    lol i would assume so but i didnt touch it so i dont know
    i thought once the battery is full, it stops charging
  6. Essex

    Essex TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Have known batteries to get over cooked, even when removed a direct power feed won't always allow boot up from direct dc feed.

    Know anyone with a similar battery from a similar maker (laptop/model) to borrow that hasn't been in the kitchen [sic]?

    try the substitute if poss to eliminate battery damage. If still doesn't boot, suspect other internals at fault. ;)
  7. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    mr_newbie, i'm afraid, that you can't repair it.
    do you have a mini-pci post card?
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  9. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Sounds like you battery is dead. :(

    Regards Jase :)
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