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is this laptop toast?

490 54 January 23, 2018 at 09:16 AM
I have a hp g2 450. when turning it on via the power button, the screen, the LEDs under the power button, wifi button, num lock and mute buttons will flash once. Nothing will turn on. It'll repeat every 10 seconds.

I've tried to do a hard reset by removing the battery and power adapter and holding the power button for a minute. I've also tried powering the laptop on without the battery and with the power adapter connected. No dice.

Is this laptop toast?

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Well I would guess it is either one of two things- your power supply is shot or your motherboard is shot. When you plug in your power supply does the transformer feel warm? Is there any kind of charging LED indicator that should light up?
A new charger would probably cost somewhere around $100 new or much cheaper used if you can find one. A replacement motherboard would probably cost a couple of hundred for someone else to perform unless you feel comfortable DIY.
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New power adapter goes for around $22-25 on Amazon from the looks of it, so buy from someone with a decent return policy. Return it if it ends up not being the power adapter.

If it is the motherboard, then it would really depend on what processor is in the laptop\how much it would cost to replace the unit with a new laptop vs. a repair. Spending 200 on a $500 unit is probably not worth it and you can part it out\re-sell for parts. Spending it on a 700 dollar unit probably is.
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New power adapter goes for around $22-25 on Amazon from the looks of it, so buy from someone with a decent return policy. Return it if it ends up not being the power adapter.

If it is the motherboard, then it would really depend on what processor is in the laptop\how much it would cost to replace the unit with a new laptop vs. a repair. Spending 200 on a $500 unit is probably not worth it and you can part it out\re-sell for parts. Spending it on a 700 dollar unit probably is.
I will add if there is any data that needs to be recovered that's pretty easy and affordable. Pull the hard drive and use a USB adapter to mount to another computer to retrieve any files.
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I have a hp g2 450. when turning it on via the power button, the screen, the LEDs under the power button, wifi button, num lock and mute buttons will flash once. Nothing will turn on. It'll repeat every 10 seconds.

I've tried to do a hard reset by removing the battery and power adapter and holding the power button for a minute. I've also tried powering the laptop on without the battery and with the power adapter connected. No dice.

Is this laptop toast?
more info: I'm pretty sure it's not the power adapter. We have lots of them and doesn't matter which one we use. in any case, I'll check on the warmth of the brick later.

If the laptop's main component is toast, what can I try to pull and sell? Or should I just pull the hard drive and sell the laptop on ebay as is?
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more info: I'm pretty sure it's not the power adapter. We have lots of them and doesn't matter which one we use. in any case, I'll check on the warmth of the brick later.

If the laptop's main component is toast, what can I try to pull and sell? Or should I just pull the hard drive and sell the laptop on ebay as is?

Memory, the screen, the keyboard, and possibly the cpu can all be pulled if you want to go through the trouble. Memory is usually easy to get at. The rest it depends on how difficult it is to take apart without damaging and how much trouble you want to go through. Easiest thing would be to pull the memory and hard drive and then sell the rest of the unit as is for parts. If it has a working processor and display that are fairly decent, then you should get something for them online. You can search Ebay for what the parts\an as-is model goes for.
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