Windows 10: Can't start or get to POST?

  1.    18 May 2017 #1

    Can't start or get to POST?

    My 7 YO laptop wouldn't show anything on the screen a few months ago. Power light comes on, but can hear a click (like HDD trying to come on), but not always.

    Power port was replaced a few years ago.

    I pulled my Win10 HDD out & put in a blank, formatted one to try and get to POST, but nothing.
    Yesterday, it briefly showed MR-something Can't Be Found...was NOT MBR, but something else, went by too fast to see.

    Just got back from visit to a repair shop I trust, & they said mobo is fried.

    Any ideas on what to try? Doesn't appear to be Win10 problem.
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  2.    18 May 2017 #2

    All the symptoms point to a fried mobo. I seriously doubt there is anything you can do.
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       18 May 2017 #3

    Had a client called yesterday with a similar problem, her Notebook wouldn't start after having been used the night before. Pulled the power cord out and removed the battery, waited a couple of minutes then put things back, it started up and couldn't find any issue with it.
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  4.    18 May 2017 #4

    It has been sitting unplugged for 2 mos.

    I will pull the battery (think it's already dead) & let it sit some more.

    Just want to be sure before I let it go.

    Thanks for suggestion.
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  5.    18 May 2017 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    All the symptoms point to a fried mobo. I seriously doubt there is anything you can do.
    Thanks for opinion.
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  6.    18 May 2017 #6

    Curious, is mobo failure usually processor separation (paste on mobo)?

    Had an older desktop & when I took it apart for recycling, paste had dried out & processor lifted up.
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