I was given a laptop from my boss and he asked me to check and give my opinion on the status of the unit.
I tried turning it on and basically the unit did not turn on. So I immediately thought of the battery. I took it out (and luckily its the exact same model as my battery and I put it into my laptop and the battery was working fine.
I then tried to turn the laptop on with just the power cord but the unit would not turn on. As well with the battery in and plugged with the power cord it would not even charge the battery.
I then gave up and told him that it was pretty much a dead stick. He basically gave it to me to salvage the parts (100 gig hd, ram, dvdrw, etc.)
So I was just bored yesterday and I started to take apart the laptop to see what the guts of it actually looked like. Sort of how the parts look and how everything was placed. When I put it back together I decided to see if it would turn on.
So I hit the power switch and it booted up I saw the windows XP screen but then the screen turned off but the LED power light was still on. But it would not respond to anything. I tried holding the power button for 10 secs and it did not turn off. So I took the battery out. I then put the battery back in and it went back to not working again.
This laptop is out of warranty period. But I was wondering what the problem could be??
If it is the motherboard how can I check that? And how much wold a new mobo cost?
Secondly, with all of these extra parts what I can do with it? Because it would seem like to be a waste to just throw it in the garbage. Is there any way to detach the LCD monitor and make into a usable monitor for my desktop? I'm probably going to get enclosures for the hd and dvdrw drive.