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ZV500 power plug problem

\015 I had the power plug replaced, but the laptop still doesn't power up: the 3 second lighting bolt LED indicator thing, and then nothing. So now my options are either repair the system board, or replace it. I'd like to try to repair it myself, but I don't have a schematic. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.\015

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I've repaired alot of laptops... One thing that I found works the best is get 3 bowls or dishes.... Label them; 'Top', 'Bottom', and 'Logic'. Almost all laptops require you start disassembly at the base of the unit. Unscrew every single screw you see, make sure there are none left before you start on the top. The way alot of laptops are set up is that you unscrew the bottom, pop off the top casings/covers then unscrew the top screws. Once you've removed all the screws from the top and the bottom, there will be very little attaching the casings, so be careful. Remember to Unplug everything you see attached to the logic(mother) board, or you risk ripping a fixture off the board. Once you have freed the logic(mother) board from the attachments and casings you should very careful.

Now as you start work on the power jack, I Highly recommend you use a solder wick and flux to remove any solder left on the board from the previous repair. It is never a good idea to leave old solder on the board. You should be careful with the solder you don't want to short anything out by using to much solder. Once you have finished your repairs to the DC jack you should test it out plug it in to the AC Adapter and look for any visual indicators of life(i.e. charge batt light).... So now you know it works.

If you get it back together and it suddenly doesn't work its possible you have a case short. If thats the case look on the metal casing for any discolorations or blackness and if you find any place some electrical tape over it... it should be fine.

Good Luck. Don't be nervous its not as hard as it seems.

Hope this helps lemme know if you have any questions.
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