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

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  1. jack53

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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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    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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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. :(
     
  4. James D

    James D Notebook Prophet

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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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    Blinking orange light means charging, not sure what it means when it changes to white light though? No, my other MB had no lights of any kind. But it is strange that I get the one light and nothing else. If I take battery out, nothing.
     
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    When the battery indicator light is orange it means the battery level is low. Likewise, it turns white when it has been charged sufficiently. The battery indicator light will be the only light on when the laptop is shut down but plugged up to AC power. After turning the laptop on, the power indicator light, the one left of the battery light, should turn white. If power indicator doesn't light up, the laptop isn't turning on.

    Have you had any luck by the way? It's unfortunate you're having so many issues getting you laptop back up and running.
     
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    Nope, I ended up sending the MB back. The eBayer was nice enough to let me return it for a full refund. This laptop cost me too much to be a brick. If you see the specs in my sig, I had some serious upgrades, so all told I'm into this laptop for $800+, even though it isn't worth that much now, however a new one with similar specs cost in excess of $1000.

    My plan? Now that I've gotten pretty good at disassembly of this laptop, (4 times now) I'm going to keep trying to fix it. I'm going to try testing the laptop as a barebone system to make sure it's not bad motherboard or failed CPU. I'm hoping it could be the power board or AC connection is bad. That would be a cheap fix.
     
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    OK, an update, the eBay guy who I got the MB from refunded all my money via paypal then told me this:
    Maybe my MB isn't bad after all? How can I test for that. I was thinking of testing the laptop as a barebone system, but how would I turn it on without a power button to push, or does it just come on once I plug in the AC adaptor. The bare bone system setup I have:
    Wood bench
    1. Motherboard
    2. CPU with the cooling module.
    3. Known good memory module.
    4. The power button board.
    5. Known good AC adapter

    I just hope I don't have a bad CPU?
    Any help appreciated as I really want to fix this laptop.

    Update on what I did before... when I tried to turn on the laptop, I got a blinking orange light, that eventually turned into a white light. No power light or fans or any other activity. Wouldn't that light rule out the power button & DC jack?
     
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