11-11-2016 06:10 AM - edited 11-11-2016 06:13 AM
That's the description. Power light goes on, No sounds other than momentary sound of fan. Fan on about 5 seconds, then computer shuts down. Novo button doesn't do anything. No video. Can't get into Bios.
11-11-2016 07:25 AM
11-11-2016 08:16 AM
No, the adapter works. I was hoping to not have to remove the 18 screws of different sizes, the keyboard, etc to get to the battery. What a dumb, dumb design. This just tells me that the battery is expected to last longer than the computer!
11-11-2016 09:02 AM
11-15-2016 09:54 AM
I am helping out someone else and have the experience to continue diagnosis and fixing the problem. I have tested for RAM defects and Wifi component defects. I found that the hard drive wouldn't mount and had some weird partitions. The owner of the laptop said that the computer has been declining since Windows 10 was installed, and finally went to the state described in the title. There may be a problem with the motherboard, but I feel I have to rebuild the hard drive before pronouncing death to the motherboard.
I need some help with rebuilding the hard drive. I removed the 6 partitions on the drive, reformatted it to on big partition, and did some tests to insure the hard drive was functional. I then created an 8.1 DVD install disk. But I am stuck there. I have searched the internet, but the situation I have doesn't seem to be covered. I need to load Windows 8.1 on this now "blank" hard drive, which will then put back into the problem computer. Since the problem computer doesn't start, I can't use the problem computer to install the operating system on the now blank hard drive. I need to use my Windows 10 computer to do it. I have a harness so I can attach the blank hard drive as a USB drive on my own computer. I put the DVD install disk in my reader. But from there I don't know how to do the install from the DVD to the USB attached blank hard drive. It would seem this would be somewhat common problem. Can anyone provide me with the process? Thanks you.