I cant turn my laptop on
i cant turn my laptop on
First you need to determine if the power brick is good. If you have a multi-meter you can set it to read 1 to 100 VDC and plug the Computers power brick. Take one of the computer leads and put it in the center of the plug that goes into the computer. Put the other lead to the outside of the plug of the plug that goes into the computer. the multi-meter should read what the power brick writing says is the output Voltage DC. Many Computer power bricks will read anywhere between 12VDC up to 48VDC depending on the Laptops Power consumption. If the Power Adapter AKA: Power Brick has the correct Voltage Output then the next thing is to remove the battery from the Laptop and plug in the Power and then turn on the Laptop without the battery attached. Does it power on? If it does and then your battery is the suspected bad part. If the Laptop doesn't power up with a good power adapter then the Laptop computer's power circuits are bad.
Son of a gun. the aspire V5-571's been siting for a few years doing no good -caught my eye and thought "spare hard drive", I had my uses.
At least I felt it prudent enough to search for a cause/fix and when I found I wasn't alone in it not starting up (fact lost in the masses), mine worked for a few hours. Then nothing.
I did the power button and F12 knowing full well the bios wasn't involved on just a wild chance...
Reading your suggestion was met with wow that was a stretch, yet thought !&&* at least give it a try, it makes sense, and step one of any project. Tested fine voltage wise 19 VDC, plugged it in; pulled the battery and the freaking thing started up. %#*@ near tripped over the dog it surprised me so.
I thank you very much, both you and Ifixit.com for this exchange.
Not sure how much survived, I had backed it up, looks like 8.1 might be a go. Linux KDE Plasma and a small partition of 8.1, Linux "KDE-Connect" has me so anxious to try, well !&&* I found a hard drive over it :)
Thank you very much, you helped me so many ways by that one post, it's hard to express the appreciation of you taking your time to share abit a simple solution yet some are just so single minded, I was just going through the motions while looking for a screw driver.
Oh gosh when I spread it I can get carried away... Least it's not your normal, I'd of figured it out but thank you for your post just the same...
So much on my plate at the moment, honest I'm backing up Linux Mint, Installing a fresh copy of Win7, fighting grub to get past it to Linux Mate, while prepping the laptop for 8.1 and Linux Plasma, -0 degrees and a foot of snow out there.
In between I've been piecing this post together since morning, makes for it being a tad long.
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