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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-31-2012
Location: denmark
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Dead z61p

surfing on the net, suddenly all frose cundt do nothing. Pressede the power switch and lock down. When i hit the power button to start up the only thing that happens is the green indicator betwen the batteri indicator shows that the comp is ready for use, but nothig happens. The screen stays black and it semms like the hdd dosnt start up, 

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Registered: ‎03-19-2009
Location: Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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Betreff: Dead z61p

A small hope:

Remove battery, unplug from wall power.

Press power button for approx. 30 seconds and attach the power supply.

Try to turn on without battery.

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Paper Tape
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Betreff: Dead z61p

Hey Mornsgrans i have tried that, and the was no reaction. I have also taken the hard drive out (smelled a bit funny Maby it have been hot). If you put an cd/dvd into rom it spinds up, but it is all that happens. Can i test if the hdd is broken?

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Betreff: Dead z61p

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You can test the system without HDD  f.ex with a bootable CD-ROM. The POST will take then a  much longer time. But if the display still keeps black after turning on, there might be annother problem.

 

Please also check the USB-ports whether they have no damage or short.

 

Could you locate the source of the smell?

 

Additional information:

The Z61-series are similar to T60 (!!!) - so they also can get the typically T60-damages like flexing of the ATI-graphics chip (in your case ATI FireGL v5200).

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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎02-11-2014
Location: Northwestern Vermont
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Betreff: Dead z61p

I just tried this on my seemingly dead Z61P - and it fixed the problem! I just wish I knew why this worked. Thanks for your help.
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[ Edited ]

I just tried this on my seemingly dead Z61P - and it fixed the problem! I just wish I knew why this worked. Thanks for your help.

Do you mean this?

 

Mornsgrans schrieb:

A small hope:

Remove battery, unplug from wall power.

Press power button for approx. 30 seconds and attach the power supply.

Try to turn on without battery.


It is very simple:

This action unloads the capacitors. If a few of them still have electric power, the power-on does not work. In some cases an additional removal of the BIOS-battery for a few minutes also can help - specially after a BIOS-update.

 

Power-on without battery is recommened in cases like this, because damaged or dead batteries may cause problems like this.

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