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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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    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.
     
  2. LanceAvion

    LanceAvion Notebook Evangelist

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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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    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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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.
     
  4. jack53

    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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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?
     
  5. jack53

    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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    Anybody?
     
  6. jack53

    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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    I bumped this as it's over 3 months old...
    BUMPED... three months and no response to the last post questions. I have a Samsung now with similar specs, but really would like to fix this so I can recoup some of the $800+ I'm into it for.

    A question in addition to the above. Would a computer shop be able to test a MB that is already out, in case I can't. I'm trying isolate this problem. I think at this point, it's not a MB issue, but something smaller.

    There is over 7 pages (many with pics and links) on this and should help other people that run into a similar problem "if" fixed. ;)
     
  7. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    No, but you could jump-start it by shorting the correct pin on the motherboard's power-button-board connector. Without schematics it's a bit of a guess which one, but use a wire and try each pin and the other end on the shield of the DC connector while the system is hooked up (or use a socket's earth). Power-on works via a relay, so there isn't much power on the connector, but it's still safer to use a known ground instead of two random pins on the connector.

    CPU isn't that expensive to rule out; i3-4000M for $40. Resell it when you're done or keep it as a spare for future testing. Have kept several from different generations for that very purpose. Or ... really, too lazy to sell after upgrading systems ...
     
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    jack53 Samsung ATIV Book 6 Lover!

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    It's been 9 days short of SIX months since the last post here. Bummed out I have a $800+ brick. Not much help here, guess most folks don't do much teardown these days, just run out and buy a new laptop instead. I'm going to gamble and take this to the local computer shop where they repair laptops and see if they will test my MB & CPU as they're already out and go from there. At least I won't have to pay them for a teardown. If that don't work, I'll throw this away and try not to think about it anymore. I really liked this laptop when it was working until it quit a year ago. I just hate throwing away $800+
     
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