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NZHawk
10-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Toshiba Satellite L650
wont boot
tried another power adapter (works) - nothing
pulled the battery & hdd - held power button down for 30 sec
replaced hdd - tried to power up (without the battery in) - nothing no lights - nothing

is the unit dead?
I would assume some power part of the mb is faulty?

wainuitech
10-07-2013, 06:26 PM
Never assume anything :D

Depending on how the power Jack is attached, if its the same as the one shown in post #20 on This Site Here (http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L675D-L670D/dismantle-laptop-2.htm), it could simply be a faulty Power Jack, and the motherboard is OK. That model is a toshiba L675D But yours may be the same layout. They come in two versions, either a separate jack that plugs in, or soldered to the motherboard.

Actually got a Acer laptop last week, same thing, dead as a dodo bird - the jack had failed. Plug in a new jack and away it goes again.

Edited: according to This strip down Video (http://www.laptopinventory.com/LaptopInventory.php/Toshiba/Satellite/L650/Motherboard) the board has a separate power jack and doesn't look like its soldered to the board.

linw
11-07-2013, 10:38 AM
Notice he had a screw left over!! Not surprising, I thought, given how many there were.

Darn good idea not soldering the power socket to the mobo.

1101
11-07-2013, 12:27 PM
is the unit dead?
I would assume some power part of the mb is faulty?

I would assume so as well (sorta)
Most of the dead lappies I see have motherboard faults (confirmed). Usually repairable fortunately.