Notebook Will No Longer Boot After Opening It
Posted on 2011-10-21
Last night a close friend of mine said that someone had just replaced the fan on his laptop, and that since then his webcam microphone stopped working.
After looking on the OS and not finding the MIC anywhere, I offered to look inside and check that the MIC was properly connected. So I did.
Everything was properly connected. Then I proceeded to re-assemble the notebook. I pressed the start button, but the laptop would not start. No light, nothing. I disassemble the notebook again, checked the power connector on the motherboard. Unplugged, re-pluggled. I pushed that power button again and it booted fine. I was even able to go online. I try testig the MIC listed using Skype. But Skype said that the MIC was missing. Not a big surprise. Checked all OS settings, nothing.
After that, I powered off the laptop. Tried to turn it on again, but everytime I was unsuccessful. The notebook will no longer boot after I opened it. I was very careful to not pull or break something. I have done this approximately 25 times and this is the first time that I have this problem.
This is a Compaq Presario CQ50-103LA Notebook . Running Windows 7 (64-bit).
Any ideas? Hints? Past experiences? They are all welcome. Thanks!