01-16-2017 06:26 PM
Trying to locate the CMOS. Laptop died. No charge light, no power with battery or with battery disconnected and just a/c. Assuming it's something with the motherboard, would like to try disconnecting CMOS to see if that helps.
01-17-2017 08:39 AM
You may be right that the motherboard may have failed. You can check the system Hardware Maintenance Manual from the support site. I would recommend calling Lenovo Warranty Support if the unit is still under warranty.
Hope this helps.
01-17-2017 09:24 AM
Sadly the hardware maintenance manual has no diagram of the a-381 motherboard and I have scoured the internet for one to no avail. It's also 4 months out of warranty. Is it possible it doesn't have a CMOS? I've pulled out the motherboard and looked under it as well and cannot find one.