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Old 08-07-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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I have a really old laptop, which hasn't worked for some time now. I think the motherboard must be broken. The problem is whenever I turn it on, the power and battery lights come on and nothing else happens. The floppy dsk makes a small noise but thats it. No boot screen, no picture and I can't hear any fans or the harddrive working. I have tried changing the harddrive and ram (from my other laptop so I know the work) and this has not helped. I have also tried using boot floppy disks and that didn't work. It is a Sony Vaio PCG-F290, Windows 98, Pentium II. So its really old but it wood be good to get it working again. Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:24 AM   #2
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Well if you tried out a known working HD and good memory its most likely either a fried board. If it was the cpu the harddrives would at least make noise.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I also forgot to mention that once it is turned on, the only way to turn it off is to take out the battery/power cable.
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yeah im afraid thats almost definately the motherboard dead.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, like I said its old and not used anymore.
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