So, following on from my thread about how to remove scratches from a disk, the next installment of the ‘Grandpa on the internet’ series concerns a laptop.
Now, a few days ago I spent quite a few fun filled hours taking apart a laptop I hadn’t used in about 3 years to resolder a new power jack that had lost connection. After the worst soldering job ever seen I put it back together and it worked. HEROIC.
The issue is, after working ok for a few days, now when I turn it on, it will kick into life (power light lights up) for about 2 seconds and then immediately die. This isn’t due to a lack of power as the battery is full when I try not running off mains.
Looking around the net I have found people suggesting ctrl alt delete and power off for 60 seconds. This worked a few times. Now it doesn’t.
Tried ‘reseating the ram’. That doesn’t do anything. What’s that about?
I am using a universal charger set to the correct voltage, not the original
This is EXACTLY like ‘Ghost’ or ‘Field of Dreams’ when they come back from the dead only to die again a few days later ie. DEVASTATING POINTLESS WASTE OF TIME
Please leave some comical “put it in rice” answers below before someone properly answers the question.