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Unread 30-01-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
clowtown
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M3N Motherboard Power Issue

My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
* The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
*it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
* The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
in with power supply
* power supply led is lit

I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.

A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?

I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.

Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
being a quick fix for my problem?


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Unread 30-01-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue


"clowtown" <clowtown***********> wrote in message
news:25550ee1-0125-4586-adf3-de86b081119e@b2g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> in with power supply
> * power supply led is lit
>
> I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
>
> A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
>
> I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
>
> Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> being a quick fix for my problem?
>
>

Did it occur to you that your battery might be dead?


 
Unread 30-01-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
Mick Sitton
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue


"Venom" <Venom@Mailhouse.com> wrote in message
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>
> "clowtown" <clowtown***********> wrote in message
> news:25550ee1-0125-4586-adf3-de86b081119e@b2g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>> My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
>> * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
>> *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
>> * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
>> in with power supply
>> * power supply led is lit
>>
>> I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
>> did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
>> seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
>>
>> A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
>> jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
>> correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
>>
>> I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
>> Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
>>
>> Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
>> being a quick fix for my problem?
>>
>>

> Did it occur to you that your battery might be dead?
>
>

more likely that spark fried the regulator, which can be replaced. Similar
thing happened to my Dell C600 (power surge)


 
Unread 30-01-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
Arno Wagner
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

Previously clowtown <clowtown***********> wrote:
> My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> in with power supply
> * power supply led is lit


> I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.


> A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?


> I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.


> Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> being a quick fix for my problem?


Sounds like a dead battery. You can ignore the spark, power circuitry
is not sensitive to ESD.

Arno
 
Unread 30-01-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

On Jan 29, 11:31 pm, "Venom" <Ve...@Mailhouse.com> wrote:
> "clowtown" <clowt...***********> wrote in message
>
> news:25550ee1-0125-4586-adf3-de86b081119e@b2g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>
> > My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> > * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> > *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> > * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> > in with power supply
> > * power supply led is lit

>
> > I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> > did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> > seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.

>
> > A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> > jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> > correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?

>
> > I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> > Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.

>
> > Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> > being a quick fix for my problem?

>
> Did it occur to you that your battery might be dead?


The battery isn't dead, otherwise the pc wouldn't boot at all. But
thanks for the tip :\
 
Unread 30-01-2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

On Jan 30, 6:47 am, Arno Wagner <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
> Previously clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
> > My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> > * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> > *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> > * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> > in with power supply
> > * power supply led is lit
> > I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> > did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> > seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
> > A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> > jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> > correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
> > I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> > Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
> > Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> > being a quick fix for my problem?

>
> Sounds like a dead battery. You can ignore the spark, power circuitry
> is not sensitive to ESD.
>
> Arno


The battery has had little to no life for a year or two now, but it
does have enough for the pc to boot to my desktop. The problem is
that there isn't enough battery life to keep it running, since it
isn't getting any juice from the power converter (to either charge the
battery or run on DC only).

Thanks for your replies.
 
Unread 31-01-2008, 02:27 AM   #7
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

On Jan 30, 7:29 am, clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 6:47 am, Arno Wagner <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Previously clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
> > > My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> > > * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> > > *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> > > * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> > > in with power supply
> > > * power supply led is lit
> > > I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> > > did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> > > seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
> > > A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> > > jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> > > correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
> > > I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> > > Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
> > > Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> > > being a quick fix for my problem?

>
> > Sounds like a dead battery. You can ignore the spark, power circuitry
> > is not sensitive to ESD.

>
> > Arno

>
> The battery has had little to no life for a year or two now, but it
> does have enough for the pc to boot to my desktop. The problem is
> that there isn't enough battery life to keep it running, since it
> isn't getting any juice from the power converter (to either charge the
> battery or run on DC only).
>
> Thanks for your replies.


Anybody have any suggestions as far as the portbar (port replicator)
with built in dc jack would work? I don't know if these things are on
the same circuitry or not, so I'm a little hesitant.
 
Unread 31-01-2008, 04:22 AM   #8
Paul
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

clowtown wrote:
> On Jan 30, 7:29 am, clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 6:47 am, Arno Wagner <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Previously clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
>>>> My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
>>>> * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
>>>> *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
>>>> * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
>>>> in with power supply
>>>> * power supply led is lit
>>>> I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
>>>> did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
>>>> seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
>>>> A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
>>>> jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
>>>> correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
>>>> I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
>>>> Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
>>>> Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
>>>> being a quick fix for my problem?
>>> Sounds like a dead battery. You can ignore the spark, power circuitry
>>> is not sensitive to ESD.
>>> Arno

>> The battery has had little to no life for a year or two now, but it
>> does have enough for the pc to boot to my desktop. The problem is
>> that there isn't enough battery life to keep it running, since it
>> isn't getting any juice from the power converter (to either charge the
>> battery or run on DC only).
>>
>> Thanks for your replies.

>
> Anybody have any suggestions as far as the portbar (port replicator)
> with built in dc jack would work? I don't know if these things are on
> the same circuitry or not, so I'm a little hesitant.


Isn't the portbar, nothing more than a fancy extension cord ?

It probably doesn't make any material change to how the power
circuitry works in the laptop.

Paul
 
Unread 02-02-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: M3N Motherboard Power Issue

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On Jan 30, 9:51 pm, Paul <nos...@needed.com> wrote:
> clowtown wrote:
> > On Jan 30, 7:29 am, clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
> >> On Jan 30, 6:47 am, Arno Wagner <m...@privacy.net> wrote:

>
> >>> Previously clowtown <clowt...***********> wrote:
> >>>> My laptop battery recently stopped being able to be charged.
> >>>> * The LED will not light to show that it is charging.
> >>>> *it will boot up for a while until the battery dies.
> >>>> * The laptop will not turn on if the battery is removed and is plugged
> >>>> in with power supply
> >>>> * power supply led is lit
> >>>> I had a friend test a few things and he said that another power supply
> >>>> did not charge the battery either, and also said that my DC jack
> >>>> seemed to be firmly connected to the board still.
> >>>> A side note, I did see a small spark of electricity jump from my dc
> >>>> jack to my power adapter the last time I remember everything working
> >>>> correctly, would the MB be hosed? or just some circuitry?
> >>>> I'm thinking about soldering a new dc jack to the board or buying a
> >>>> Portbar III which can supposedly supply power through another cable.
> >>>> Does anybody have any ideas or think this Portbar has any chance of
> >>>> being a quick fix for my problem?
> >>> Sounds like a dead battery. You can ignore the spark, power circuitry
> >>> is not sensitive to ESD.
> >>> Arno
> >> The battery has had little to no life for a year or two now, but it
> >> does have enough for the pc to boot to my desktop. The problem is
> >> that there isn't enough battery life to keep it running, since it
> >> isn't getting any juice from the power converter (to either charge the
> >> battery or run on DC only).

>
> >> Thanks for your replies.

>
> > Anybody have any suggestions as far as the portbar (port replicator)
> > with built in dc jack would work? I don't know if these things are on
> > the same circuitry or not, so I'm a little hesitant.

>
> Isn't the portbar, nothing more than a fancy extension cord ?
>
> It probably doesn't make any material change to how the power
> circuitry works in the laptop.
>
> Paul


Well, depending on where the problem is with the current dc input the
portbar may be a way to still get power to the pc without going
through the bad hardware.

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