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  1. Z52 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    My laptop died yesterday. I turned it on and it worked for 2 minutes then it turned off. I am not very experienced with laptop issues so need some help!

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    - AC Adapter is working (Light goes on on the adapter)
    - When I plug it in, the LED light front of the laptop doesn't light up.

    Laptop Information:
    HP Pavilion ZD8205US
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...kId=101&prodSeriesId=466660&prodTypeId=321957

    Please help!

    Thank you

    Z52
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    No one can help me? :(
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    Try removing the battery and pressing and holding the power key for 10 seconds.

    Replace the battery and reconnect the power supply. If it doesn't light up try wiggling the connection too see if it's a connection issue.
    Hope that helps.
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    I don't have a battery. I've been using the laptop without battery for last 4 years.

    Any other hardware problem that can relate to the issue?
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    Borrow a voltage meter from someone and measure the voltage the power supply is putting out and compare it to what is stated on the power supply. If your readings are close to what the power supply is rated to for, chances are that you've blown a capacitor or IC somewhere in the power regulation circuitry of your laptop, which means you would likely need to purchase a new motherboard for that laptop. Since that usually isn't cost effective, purchasing a new laptop is probably a better option than repairing the one you have now.
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    i would say its the power supply plug (part that plugs into the laptop) a lot of laptops have this issue, when you use it on anything but a desk it will bend and flex that connector causing little shorts and finally a break in the wires, the brick will still light up but the laptop will not charge/turn on.

    i have to fix dell bricks all the time, i'm sure your hp isn't any different, if you can find a friend or someone with the same type of power brick and give it a try, thats the cheapest test if you don't have a voltage meter
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    Thank you very much for your help.
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