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Lenovo Ideapad Y410p won't power on... No power light?

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  1. jack53

    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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    Put it back together minus the compartment cover. I especially tripple checked the CPU to make sure it was locked and made sure power button ribbon cable was secure.

    No joy :( All it's showing is the blinking orange battery light.

    So what is next??? Maybe order and replace the LENOVO IDEAPAD Y410p SERIES LED POWER BUTTON BOARD NS-A032 NS-A034
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/171993885823?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    I'm into this laptop for over $900 now counting what I bought it for, upgrades and now the MB.
    One EXPENSIVE brick.
     
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    Would a bad power button board be a reason not having a power light and not power on? or is this problem something else like the DC Power Jack plug in cable?
     
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    Surely someone has had a problem like this one?
     
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    Unless you really scewed something physically neither power board nor anything else of this matter is damaged.
    What I still think is that either new motherboard is DOA or this might be BIOS problem where moterboard is acting against new RAM and CPU change.

    I know what I would do for further analize but that is a no go for someone like you. I would use programmer with clips and copy BIOS image from BIOS chip from your old motherboard to new motherboard hoping this would work (in case your old RAM modules are still kept). But that is troublesome work starting from paying for programmer which might not be needed (8$) and ending a possibility that programmer won't be compatible with mobo or BIOS chip.
    So sorry but the easiest way is to return motherboard to the seller :(
     
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    So, James D, you think this is possible or not:
    Or try sending the MB back. I may not get a refund as you said, it could be a BIOS/Memory problem. It has to be a DOA MB before I can get a eBay refund.

    This was what he said before I ordered it:

    Yes, the motherboard will work. Some of the drivers may be different but everything will still work.

    You will need to buy some thermal paste for the GPU and CPU. Do you have any experience changing laptop motherboards? This model isn't the easiest laptop to change out the motherboard.
     
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    Could one of you experts here help me make a decision here? I really want to make this laptop work as I'm into it for over $900, but on the other hand, I'm tired of spending more money and wasting time on it too.
     
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    Well, the guy off eBay will take the MB back with full refund, I just lose shipping cost.
    Laptop motherboards are pretty fragile and can be damaged from static electricity. I'll give you a full refund on the motherboard if you ship it back to me.
    I was really hoping this MB would work, so unless I hear anything else I could try, I send it back Friday. One more time, I will ask this question again:
    Would a bad power button board or DC Power Jack plug in cable be a reason not having a power light and no power on? Or plain and simple, a bad MB.

    Should I try another MB or resign myself to the fact I have an expensive brick. :(
     
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    As I said before, if power LED doesn't light that doesn't mean your power board is broken unless you know something we don't. Power goes to integrated controller chip and then follows full path of motherboard and daughteroards. If you have at least some lights then it definitely gets power.

    You can expect for full refund unless listing stated AS-IS or NO REFUND. Even if motherboard is working in owner's laptop you still can send it back for refund because buyer buys it for working in his laptop. You have same model laptop and mobo didn't work for you.
     
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    That's the confusing thing as when I plug in the Adapter with the battery in, I get no power light, but a battery orange blinking light and after a few minutes it turns white and why I asked if would a bad power button board or DC Power Jack plug in cable be a reason not having a power light on, but the orange battery light is blinking?
     
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    Tell me, if you use old original motherboard does it behave the same? I don't know for sure what LED blinking means in your laptop and can only guess. I told you that BIOS/EC can be a subject of anything like this but I can't guarantee that it is so. I suppose battery should be drained after a year of not using it but if by "white" you mean LED light becomes white and it still is powered on then obviously it still as power to at least turn on if power jack was your problem.
     
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