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Red light flashes but does boot.

This a work computer that was gutted and by an ex-employee. I am trying to put it back together however it won’t boot. If I hold the power button down for a few seconds red light pulsate but not thing happens. No fans ramping up or nothing. Please help.

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Are you using the original charger that comes with the laptop? Sometimes if the charger is not powerful enough / original it may refuse to charge the battery or power the laptop without battery.

Try these if you haven't already:

  • Powering it on without battery but charger plugged in.
  • Unplug any non major components for turning the laptop on such as USB daughter boards, optical drive, speaker cable.
  • If there is a coin battery present in the board try removing that for 5 minutes then put back in and try turning the laptop on. That resets the settings on the board's bios.

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