i just received my laptop back and the north bridge chipset was replaced due to a flickering screen.
However, before I gave the laptop to the shop, I was having an issue:
When I pressed the power button, it only blinks once and then nothing happens.
After lots of trial and error, I find that the the ROM DRIVE / CD DRIVE is the culprit.
When i remove the cd rom drive, the laptop works fine. As a matter of fact im typing from it now.
The moment the sata interface touches the mobo's sata interface, the laptop shuts down...
if the laptop is powered off, it simply doesnt turn on - only one blink from the power button. If its turned on, the laptop shuts down abruptly.
at first i thought there may be a connector or cable. I check and moved around, pressed down, and agitated cables and the notebook remains on.
What is going on with my CD-ROM drive?