07-16-2018 05:42 AM
The fan on my laptop had been making an insane amount of noise and the computer had been overheating and shutting down for quite some time. So finally I took the liberty to order a replacement part from Ebay. The disassembly was a breeze, the part fit in perfectly and reassembly wasn't bad either.
But when I tried to power up, the fan would spin for a few seconds and then shut down, nothing on the screen. So by process of elimination, I figured out that if I left the cable connecting the bottom accessories to the motherboard disconnected, it worked fine. Fan is spinning correctly, no overheating issues. Of course that leaves with no functioning docstation essentially. I cannot use the speakers, USB or even the power source from the docking station.
Any ideas here? Is there a specific pattern that I am supposed to reconnect the cables? I am attaching a picture with the cable circled in red just for references. Thanks!