10-05-2017 11:59 AM
Ok, I've tried all the various homecure remedies (removing battery then holding power button, Lenovo utilities ), and have even bought a new battery (well two, after they sent me a second one). I'm now of the believe that the motherboard must have fritzed.
Is there any way of checking this short of spending $100 on a repair shop visit -- the machine only cost $800 bucks and is 4 years old now...
My kid is sad his game machine won't work any more :-/
10-05-2017 01:27 PM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can check further with a compatible charger if the battery would accept a charge.
Hardware manual pages 21-22 have power checkout guides for verifying if ac adapter and battery are ok.
Try to notice the battery LED without powering the machine but having it plugged for 1-2 hours if a drained battery would charge (led from blinking amber to white). New battery purchased would have approximately 20% charge at least enough to power on the laptop.
If the same issue then board level technician may need to check further and rather cost more than a refurbished motherboard. You may compare pricing with your local service tech and Best Buy tech on parts and labor cost.
With the hardware manual, you may open it likewise to inspect for burnt areas or loosened cables if you have the tools.
I assume that the machine would still work fine (able to open Lenovo Utilities) connected with a charger so games can still be playable but would rather be like a desktop machine. Seems it is not a total loss but a restricted location while playing.
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes best for you.