12-19-2015 06:01 AM
I've recently started experiencing issues with my Ideapad Z500. The warranty has expried, and so i cannot send it off to get repaired.
I've replaced the laptop charger, with multiple different ones, all working, and yet it will still not charge.
It will not turn on when plugged into the mains. I've attempted to remove the battery, and power through the mains, and yet it will still not power on.
I've replaced the internal power jack (one which connects to the motherboard), and yet it will still not charge.
There is no visible signs on the motherboard as to scorch marks where it could of shorted out.
From my point of view, everything is as it should be, but the laptop will just not power on at all. Any ideas on what can be done to get this working again?
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12-19-2015 07:50 AM
Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear about the charging problem. From what you have described and tried about the only thing left is to replace the motherboard. The motherboard may have damage that isn't visible and without the proper testing equipment it would be difficult to locate.
12-19-2015 10:45 AM
Thanks for the repsonse
I was afraid that would be the answer.
Do you know the best retailer to purchase a new motherboard from, even if it's second hand.
Every website i've visited so far has quoted around £200, which is pretty much what the whole unit is worth now.
12-19-2015 11:42 AM
If it doen't try to start either its power PCB if separate I don't know. Overheated CPU might also have killed it. You could try reseating it. Nothing to loose.
You are better off picking up something newer and working than rebuilding it. Used motherboard pull may have a problem as well even though it fires up. No guarantee so you take your chances. Take it to a notebook repair depot at least that way you have someone to go back to if there is still a problem. Either way it may cost more than you like to pay. Ebay might have something but might not be 100% either.
12-19-2015 12:38 PM
aaronreay, as tripplec suggested I would check with eBay in your country for a motherboard. That is a good source for parts on older computers at a good price. I've fix a variety of computers using eBay purchased parts and to-date I haven't encountered a problem. In a couple of instances where the part arrived dead, the seller quickly replaced with no need to return the original.